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April 2018




Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter!  We are pleased to be able to provide you with monthly updates regarding the “happenings” of our home!  As I write this note, I hear the musical sounds of the piano playing in the chapel and the laughter of residents that are conversing with staff.  It warms my heart to be a part of such a place and am very proud to work in this organization. I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 GRCC Volunteer Banquet and was overwhelmed by the amount of friendship and encouragement we receive from our community members.  Many thanks to each of you that donate your time and talent to our residents.  

We continue to look for new methods to improve the lives of our residents.  Recently, some of our staff had the opportunity to examine an upgraded bathing system that allows for ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents alike to have a spa-like bathing experience while meeting all industry standards for cleanliness. 

As Spring Mountain Festival approaches, we are preparing to participate at the park by setting up a table and offering our newly designed brochures for individuals that would like more information about our facility.  Stop by and say hello!  A big “thank you” to Rachel Stark for assisting with the development of our brochures and new logo.  She did a great job of incorporating our vision for the future as well as honoring our history.  Have a great month!



Happy Easter to you from the Social Services Department!!!!  Hope you had a blessed holiday.

Our Department wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that Medicare is starting to mail new Medicare cards starting this month (April).  Cards may arrive at different times.  Medicare is no longer utilizing Social Security numbers.  The new card will have a new number unique to you or your resident.  Once you receive the new card, please destroy the old card.  Protect the new Medicare number by only providing them to the appropriate health care providers.  Healthcare providers are aware of the change occurring.  If you receive the new card for your resident, please provide a copy of the card to the Administration office or Social Services Office.  The new card is paper.   If you forget the new card, the number can be looked up online.  If your resident has a Medicare Advantage Card, (HMO or PPO, example- Humana)- the Medicare Advantage Plan ID card is the main card for Medicare.  Please keep that card, and use it whenever the resident needs care.  The new Medicare card may also be requested as well, so please keep both.

If you don’t receive the new Medicare card by April 2019, you can contact 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).  If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to stop or contact the Social Services office.

Ravenna O. Redman, MSW, LSW

Director of Social Services


April came in with Easter falling on April Fool’s day. Residents were blessed with family and visitors on that day. They love having visitors even when it isn’t a holiday, so visit often and whenever you can! 

The weekly activities will be continuing with bingo as it is always one of the favorites. However, we have added exercise games which will be listed under “activities choice” two times per month on a Wednesday afternoon. Residents love these exercise and skill games where they are actively throwing balls, ringing pegs, tossing popcorn balls into movie popcorn containers, etc. 

On April 17th, we honored our volunteers with a meal and a special meal of thanks for the many hours they give to provide our residents with activities. We could not provide many of these activities without their time, dedication, and help. If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact the activity department for information at 304-257-4233 ext. 225.

The Memory Unit’s Activities have been going well. The ladies decorated hats for Easter and had their pictures taken in them so that the photos could be displayed in the facility. 

We are also accepting applications for a part-time activity aide. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact the Activity Department for an application and information or visit our website.


In April, our department prepared and served over forty guests for Easter lunch. 

This month, the Nutrition Services Department would like to recognize three new Employees: Jaimee Carr, Elizabeth Hedrick, and Kinsey Whetzel! They join our team as Dietary Aides and we are very excited to welcome them aboard!

Sheila Phares, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, CDM, CFPP