Difference Makers

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

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 |2018-01-01T20:36:58-06:00June 9th, 2015|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 |2018-01-01T20:37:13-06:00January 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 |2018-01-01T20:37:15-06:00October 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 [...]

By |2018-11-05T14:52:54-06:00September 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 |2018-01-01T20:37:15-06:00September 11th, 2014|Difference Makers|0 Comments