Difference Makers

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Stories of people making a difference in the lives of nursing home residents or members of the local community.

Difference Makers: Supporting Students, Community Health

More than 200 children will be better equipped to start school thanks to a Birmingham area nursing home. […]

By |August 6th, 2015|Difference Makers|0 Comments

Difference Makers: Inspired to Fight Cancer

Chances are…cancer will touch your life. You can’t choose when or how. However, you can choose how you respond. When a West Alabama nursing home was touched by cancer, employees choose to respond in a way that led to record results for Relay for Life. […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Difference Makers|0 Comments

Difference Makers: Rotary Club Donation Improves Lives

Leonard Hinton recently attended a local Rotary Club meeting. He had an important message to deliver on behalf of nursing home residents. […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Best Practices, Difference Makers|0 Comments

Difference Makers: Dental Students Give Nursing Home Residents a Reason to Smile

This story will put a smile on your face. Alabama dental students are gaining hands on experience at Fair Haven Retirement Community in Birmingham. […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Difference Makers|2 Comments

Difference Makers: Women Living at Nursing Home Meet Local, International Needs

A group of Jasper women have a history of helping others. Every month for the past three years, the ladies gather items for charities, civic groups or families in need of a helping hand. What makes these ladies unique is that they’ve done all of this while living in a nursing home. […]

By |October 7th, 2014|Difference Makers|0 Comments

Difference Maker: Joyce Beck, Dietary Manager, Recipe Included

Joyce Beck didn’t plan on a career in long term care. She was happily raising her son and daughter. Then one day, her mother, who worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Haleyville Health & Rehab Center, called and said the nursing home needed some part-time help in a dietary department. “I said I would try it,” Joyce recalls. “Two weeks after I went to work, the dietary manager quit and the administrator asked if I would take it. I’ve been here ever since.” […]

By |September 17th, 2014|Difference Makers|1 Comment

Difference Maker: Elsie Jones, Using Her Talents to Help Others

Elsie Jones is an artistic lady. She’s worked with ceramics for a number of years and learned how to paint and make jewelry when she moved to Jackson Health Care Facility. She recently put those talents to good use when she learned a young relative, Matt Bryan, was diagnosed with cancer. […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Difference Makers|0 Comments