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Life Care Center of Tucson celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Morgiana Correa, activity director, and Patty Centobene, receptionist, show off their spirit for the cultural day celebration.

On May 9, 2016, Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, began its celebration of National Nursing Home Week.

In staying with the national theme, “It’s a Small World with a Big Heart,” the facility celebrated associates’ and residents’ various cultures.

Easter Bunny visits Life Care Center of Tucson

Resident Barbara Furgia with the Easter Bunny

Residents at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, were surprised by a special visitor, the Easter Bunny

On March 25, 2016, the Easter Bunny handed out plastic eggs and bags filled with candy to residents, families, visitors and associates.  

Life Care Center of Tucson residents attend Tucson Rodeo Parade

Residents Russell Waggoner and Nancy Leonard enjoying the parade

On Feb. 23, 2016, residents and associates from Life Care Center of Tucson attended the 91st Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.

Also known as the Fiesta de los Vaqueros, the event is the largest non-motorized parade in the country, and it offers lots of color and excitement. Community members and organizations ride horses or are pulled along in wagons, in addition to walking and dancing along the route.

Life Care Center of Tucson celebrates Pi Day with pie social

Pies for National Pie Day at Life Care Center of Tucson

National Pi Day was an extra-special occasion for residents and associates at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona.

The day was observed on March 14, 2016, because the month/day date format is 3/14/16 since 3.1416 are the first five digits (rounded) of the mathematical value of pi.

Life Care Center of Tucson’s Sweetheart Ball crowns royalty

Queen and King Betty Graves and Bill Madore

On Feb. 12, 2016, Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, held its annual Valentine’s celebration, the Sweetheart Ball.

This year, the facility had local musicians Desert Mountain Duo perform a variety of love songs. The dietary department created fabulous treats, including chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered bananas, a fruit platter and strawberry ice cream with choice of toppings. 

Life Care Center of Tucson celebrates National Hug Day

Resident Scottie Stockton, an official hugger

On Jan. 21, 2016, Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, celebrated National Hug Day.

The activities department made little treat bags filled with Hershey’s Hugs and a little message that said, “Happy hug day.”

Associates and residents alike joined in on the fun and friendship of sharing hugs all around to those who were accepting of a hug, and a smile and warm wishes for the day for those who weren’t quite the hugging type. 

Life Care Center of Tucson celebrates National Fun at Work Day

Case managers Cindy Newman, left, and Lori Shaw race ping pong balls through an obstacle course.

On Jan. 29, 2016, Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, held its Third Annual National Fun at Work Day sponsored by its long-term care residents.

Residents held small carnival games in the activities room that associates could play in one minute or less. Associates and residents had a wonderful time.

Life Care Center of Tucson participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Life Care Center of Tucson’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s team

On Nov. 7, 2015, multiple associates and several residents from Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, joined the community in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s held at the University of Arizona

“The Alzheimer’s Association is an incredible organization to support,” said Ryan Cornelius, interim executive director. “We were proud to have our staff and residents assist us in raising more than $500. Having the residents with us during the walk was extremely special for the associates and their families who were able to attend.”