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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.

The Highlands celebrates veterans

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The Highlands hosted a Veterans Day luncheon on Nov. 8, 2019.

Resident and associate veterans, as well as veterans from the community, enjoyed the event. Mayor Stephen Dinatale and Senator Dean Tran also attended and provided a wonderful speech. ...

Date: 01-06-20 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands and Life Care of Leominster provide holiday luncheons

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Associates from The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, were busy during the 2019 holiday season putting on luncheons for three local senior centers.

With the meals prepared by the facility dietary teams and leaders from both facilities serving the food, the events give associates a way to thank members of the senior centers for their trust and support...

Date: 12-30-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands rehabs Royal after hip replacement

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After undergoing a hip replacement, Jackie Royal came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for rehabilitation.

When he arrived, Royal needed extensive assistance with all of his mobility, from walking to bed mobility, as well as activities of daily living such as bathing and getting dressed. ...

Date: 12-27-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

Rudolph recovers independence at The Highlands

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After breaking her neck in a fall, Cynthia Rudolph came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts for rehabilitation.

When Rudolph arrived on Aug. 7, 2019, she needed extensive assistance with many of her activities of daily living, including grooming and bathing, as well as getting in and out of bed. ...

Date: 12-09-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

Rehab at The Highlands helps leg fracture patient regain mobility

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Nickie Roach fractured her right leg in a fall and needed help to get back to her prior level of independence.

On July 24, Roach came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for rehabilitation. She was unable to put weight on her right leg and needed total assistance to get in and out of bed. ...

Date: 12-04-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands helps stroke patient get back to active family life

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A stroke served as only a temporary setback for William Boudreau, thanks to therapy at The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Boudreau, 73, came to the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on May 5, 2019, with weakness and a decreased ability to walk, talk and swallow. ...

Date: 11-05-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

Newsweek names The Highlands a Best Nursing Home

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The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was recently named a 2020 Best Nursing Home by Newsweek magazine.

With the aging Baby Boomer population, Newsweek compiled a list based on data from Statista Inc., a worldwide data research firm. ...

Date: 10-23-19 | Category: Awards | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands knocks Alzheimer’s fundraising out of the park

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On Sept. 15, 2019, associates, their families and families of residents at The Highlands in Fitchburg took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at a park in Worcester, Massachusetts.

While the facility team, Highlands on the Hill, set a goal of raising $4,000 this year, it ended up more than tripling that amount. The center raised $12,600 for the annual Alzheimer’s Association event...

Date: 09-27-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands raises money for Alzheimer’s Association with Paint Night

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On Aug. 8, 2019, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, sponsored a Paint Night at St. Joseph’s Club in Fitchburg.

This was no ordinary chance to get together and paint, however – it was a fundraiser for the facility’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, and it brought in $400 for the Alzheimer’s Association...

Date: 09-25-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

Receptionist receives company’s divisional customer service award

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Sharon Wiljanen, receptionist at The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, received Life Care Centers of America’s Northeast Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Aug. 28, 2019, for her dedication to customer service.

Executives from Life Care awarded Wiljanen a cash prize during an awards ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee...

Date: 09-10-19 | Category: Awards | Location: The Highlands

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