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.
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.
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.
On Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, Margaret Williams, a resident at The Oaks in New Bedford, Massachusetts, reached the grand old age of 101.
The skilled nursing and rehab center held a party for her on Friday, Nov. 6, so that many of Williams’ caregivers could share in the celebration. Associates served cake, Geri Chicks provided live entertainment, and City Councilor Linda Morad presented Williams with a citation celebrating her 101st year.
Every Monday at 2 p.m., residents at The Oaks in New Bedford, Massachusetts, pick up their paintbrushes and channel their inner artists.
It all started in summer 2014 when Julia Victorino decided to volunteer to help guide residents in painting lessons.