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The President's Weekly Message

Knowing Where to Tinker

Life is filled with an array of highs and lows, successes and disappointments, happiness and sadness.

Each week, Life Care President Beecher Hunter shares a message of hope, encouragement, and celebration of our blessings to those in the Life Care family and for the public at large.

The themes emphasize that true joy arises from obedience to God and is best measured through service to others.

Whatever It Takes And Then Some March 2019 winners

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Bobbie Safford, maintenance assistant at The Oaks in New Bedford, Massachusetts, heard a resident say that he missed taking care of roses. Safford decided to give the resident some roses he could enjoy by using her artistic talents to paint a beautiful rose bush in his room...

Date: 05-10-19 | Category: Awards | Location: The Oaks

The Oaks shares Portuguese culture through pastries

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In a lead-up to Valentine’s Day 2016, two associates and a resident at The Oaks in New Bedford, Massachusetts, decided to share love through food, Portuguese style.

On Feb. 11, Sally Correia, activity director, and Eduarda Soares, lead housekeeper, arrived at work several hours before their shifts to make fresh dough for homemade malasadas. These are a Portuguese confection made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar.

Date: 02-23-16 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Oaks

The Oaks supports the homeless with food and supply drive

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During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 14-22, 2015, Shawn Morales, executive director, inspired the associates at The Oaks in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to collect canned goods, non-perishables and monetary donations in support of those in need.

All donations were for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a local organization that works 365 days a year to serve the homeless.

Date: 01-08-16 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Oaks

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