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The President's Weekly Message

Filling Up Your Life

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.

The Highlands takes part in 4th of July Parade

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Once again, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, participated in the city of Fitchburg’s 4th of July parade. 

Thousands of people lined Main Street as 24 floats paraded down in various themes. The main theme this year was Popular American Landmarks...

Date: 08-15-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

Hip fracture patient recovers independence at The Highlands

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After fracturing her left hip in a fall and having hip surgery, Lolanda Azevedo came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to get back on her feet.

“Our brother toured The Highlands and immediately contacted my mom while still there and said he found the right place for her,” said her daughter, Laura Rasuk...

Date: 08-09-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands honors first responders for EMS Week

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In honor of EMS week, held May 19-25, 2019, MaryAnn Melanson, director of admissions and marketing for The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, delivered ice cream treats to local first responders.

Melanson visited three local fire departments and MedStar Ambulance Service on May 24...

Date: 06-28-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands associates receive awards for providing excellent care

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Four associates at The Highlands have been recognized by Life Care Centers of America, the facility’s management company, for their outstanding service.

Cynthia Bedard, Adriana Miguez and Josephine Blankson all received Certified Nursing Assistant Awards for the skilled and compassionate care they provide to residents at The Highlands. Javier Baez, an activities assistant, was presented with the Team Spirit Award in honor of his commitment to serving both residents and fellow associates...

Date: 06-24-19 | Category: Awards | Location: The Highlands

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

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

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