Glenbridge welcomes summer with community events, reception
Music, youthful anecdotes and joyful reflections filled the halls of Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation on Wednesday, May 14, as the staff honored musicians in residence with a special reception.
From skilled pianists to happy strumming guitarists, former musicians and their families were delighted in companionship and united in their appreciation of music.
Last month’s special reception is the latest in a line of events to honor residents from a variety of professions and hobbies.
In past months, the facility honored farmers, teachers, veterans and artists.
Susan Farah, staff development coordinator at GHR, said the continued recognition of residents in their later year plays a critical, yet reflective role in their communities.
“They’ve done a lot for the community; they’ve been active in the community and have made a difference in young people’s lives,” Farah said. “We just wanted to honor that. Sometimes people tend to forget things and some of the things they’ve done. This brings it all back. They are able to remember and to reminisce. When they remember, they get that good feeling back … it really helps individuals in long-term care.”
To shed some light on the career and educational opportunities for those seeking employment in fields related to medical care, Glenbridge is sponsoring a community resource fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.
“This is for the whole staff and community,” Farah said. “The community college will be here to see what’s available for people resource-wise. We will also have a financial resources person available to them, too.”
An attorney specializing in Medicaid, Medicare and laws concerning wills will be on hand to answer pertinent questions.
For more information on the resource fair, call (828) 264-6720. Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation is located at 211 Milton Brown Heirs Road in Boone.