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The President's Weekly Message

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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.

World Series trophy stops at The Highlands on Opening Day

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The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, hosted a Red Sox Day on MLB’s Opening Day, March 28, 2019, with the World Series trophy as the guest of honor!

“The residents were eagerly waiting for the arrival of the trophy in our main living room,” said MaryAnn Melanson, admissions and marketing director...

Date: 04-10-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands hosts disco party

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On Jan. 14, 2019, residents at The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and their families enjoyed a disco party.

David Currier, director of dementia education and program development for Life Care Centers of America’s Northeast Division, presented the program, which included sounds of the 1970s...

Date: 02-01-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

Police department hosts pancake breakfast at The Highlands

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On Jan. 5, 2019, the Fitchburg, Massachusetts, police department’s engagement unit hosted a pancake breakfast at The Highlands in Fitchburg.

More than 100 community members stopped by for Officer Fred Lake’s delicious homemade pancakes, along with maple syrup...

Date: 01-31-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands earns Medicare’s five-star rating

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The Highlands, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures (including pain management, pressure ulcers, weight loss and falls)...

Date: 01-04-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands hosts Elvis Presley Day for residents and community

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On Feb. 18, 2018, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, hosted an Elvis Presley Day.

Elvis fans from the community, residents and family members attended the event. Elvis tribute artist Wayne Talley wowed the audience with his voice and impersonation of Elvis Presley.

 

Date: 04-11-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands hosting Red Cross blood drive Dec. 21

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The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 1-6 p.m.

In appreciation, The Highlands will also provide a free holiday pie to those who donate....

Date: 12-14-17 | Category: Announcements | Location: The Highlands

October Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – 2017

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Life Care Centers of America’s Whatever It Takes And Then Some program honors associates who go beyond their job descriptions in caring for residents, their families and fellow associates. Here are three of the inspiring stories from our October 2017 winners...

 

Date: 12-11-17 | Category: Associates | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands and Life Care Center of Leominster walk in July 4 Parade

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The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, participated in the annual Fourth of July Parade in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. 

This is the third year the sister facilities participated together. 

“The City of Fitchburg parade is a huge event...

Date: 08-14-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

Families enjoy Movie Nights at The Highlands

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On the last Friday of the every other month, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, hosts a Movie Night for associates and their children and grandchildren, as well as residents at the skilled nursing and rehab center.

The Movie Nights started in March 2017....

Date: 07-25-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

Respiratory therapy helps The Highlands patient recover from pneumonia

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Silva Sarkissian came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on March 11, for assistance in recovering from the flu and pneumonia, as well as physical weakness.

Sarkissian had a complex medical history.... When she arrived, she was receiving antiviral and antibiotic treatment, and she became short of breath with a small amount of activity....

Date: 06-22-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

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