In August 2017, residents and associates at Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, were engaged in two large community fundraisers for local needs.
Their first event was a bake sale on Aug. 4 to raise money to support Orange Park Elementary School....
On Nov. 8, 2016, residents at Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, tapped into their creative side with a fun activity – painting.
“It was a twist on the trendy Paint Night events,” explained Margery Flannagan, community liaison. “The activities department provided canvases, easels, paint and smocks, as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres to make the event extra special.”
Arnell Dodd, registered nurse at Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, wanted to help spread Christmas cheer this holiday season. She decided to act as a secret Santa for residents at the facility. If a resident mentioned that they needed or wanted something specific, Dodd purchased the item and gave them the present anonymously.
On Sept. 25, 2015, Life Care’s facilities in Northeast Florida sponsored the Fifth Annual Remission Rocks concert at River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville.
The event is a growing fundraiser for Bosom Buddies, a local organization that provides services to women in the region who are dealing with breast cancer.
On May 28, 2015, the Florida Health Care Association named Cathy Allen, assistant director of nursing at Life Care Center of Orange Park, its RN of the Year.
The award was presented at the organization’s annual Nurse Leadership Program banquet held in St. Pete Beach. It recognizes significant achievement in resident care.