Highline Rehabilitation and Care Creative Forcasting Winner
Creative Forecasting, an activity professional publication is pleased to announce that Highline Rehabilitation and Care Center in Denver, was one of five national winners for innovative activity programs. See their activity along with the other four winners by clicking here.
Love Blooms at Pueblo Care and Rehab
A couple, residents at Pueblo Care and Rehab, share their 57 year old love story with KDRO News 13. Click here to view the video
Heritage Club Mountain View
Susan Reimer, Administrator of Heritage Club at Mountain View enjoys a visit from the Cup Cake Truck with residents of the community.
Gardening at The Peaks Care Center
Gardening is always a favorite activity for the Residents at The Peaks Care Center in Longmont, CO. Shown here the residents enjoyed potting plants that were donated by Mike Whitehill of Caring Is Preparing. The experience satisfied some urges that spring fever brings while it is still too cold for the residents to spend time outside. While potting these plants, residents enjoyed the time reminiscing and telling stories of gardening and getting dirt under their finger nails. Residents are already planning this years vegetable and flower gardens for their courtyard.
Life Enrichment Director, Carrie Sladek, Activity Assistant Carol Carroll, Residents; Frances Thompson, Diana Koester, Pat Kirby,
Hildebrand Care Center and the Colorado Centenarian Society Recognize Elder’s May Owens (left) and Mildred Anderson (right).
Their names have been added to the centenarian plaque at Hildebrand,which is proudly now has 41 names of people that have lived at Hildebrand over the years, that have reached age 100 or older. Steve Bender with the University of Southern Colorado at Colorado Springs on behalf of the Colorado Centenarian Society and Lawrence Cowan, Administrator of Hildebrand Care Center, families, fellow Elder’s and staff, recognize two ladies whom have achieved wonderful mile stones in their lives. May Owens age 105, (she will be 106 on February 28, 2012 and Mildred Anderson age 105 and will turn 106 on December 12, 2011, each were recognized with flowers, a special cake and awarded certificates from Steve Bender, recognizing this wonderful accomplishment.
May Owens was born on February 28, 1906 in Pittsburg, Ks. the daughter of James and Mary Weakley (her mother passed away when she was 7 months old). She completed the 10th grade, married, and raised 6 children (two are deceased). May went to work outside the home in her 60’s after taking care of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she enjoyed a 17 year career in Dietary at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. May was first runner up for the Colorado State Fair Silver Queen contest in 2008 at age 102 and still talks about that today. May is a lovely lady who is out and about the facility daily, concerned about other Elder’s and what she can do to help them.
Mildred Anderson was born December 12, 1905 in West Bend, Iowa to James and Anne Spencer, she was one of eleven children and the only one still living. Mildred graduated from High School and Western State College, she then taught 2nd grade for many years, once being named Teacher of The Year. Mildred was married to Elmer Anderson for many years until his passing and has three daughters. Mildred loves to play the piano, all kinds of oil paintings, crocheting and watching TV. She came to live at Hildebrand Care Center in February 2011, after living with her daughter for many years. Her favorite past time now is socializing and drinking coffee.