Life Care Center of Charleston News

The President's Weekly Message

Real Thanksgiving

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.

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary at Life Care Center of Charleston

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On Oct. 6, 2017, Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, resident Ruth Alexander and her husband, Billy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple had a party with their son in the facility’s private dining room, complete with gifts and a cake....

Date: 10-30-17 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

Life Care Center of Charleston resident crowned NAACP Centennial Queen

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On Sept. 23, 2017, less than a month after her 100th birthday, Earsie Jackson was crowned Mrs. NAACP Centennial Queen for the Charleston, South Carolina, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The branch was celebrating its 100th year as well, with an anniversary gala, and created the special honor for the occasion....

Date: 09-29-17 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

Kaminskis, couple with amazing WWII love story, featured in magazine

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Ann and Alec Kaminski, a Polish couple who served in World War II with the goal of liberating Poland from the Germans, have been featured in a national magazine.

Ann currently resides at Life Care Center of Charleston, and Alec lived there until his passing this summer. The center’s parent company, Life Care Centers of America, publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine....

Date: 09-06-17 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

Life Care Center of Charleston residents were neighbors in W. Virginia

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Wanda Lively grew up near Beckley, West Virginia. So did Margaret Cook.

The girls were neighbors in the 1930s and ’40s, growing up in the same area. Fast forward to October 2016, and the former neighbors reunited – 400 miles away!

Date: 11-16-16 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

Life Care Center of Charleston associate bikes 110 miles for MS

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Kathryn Harris, admissions assistant at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, recently bicycled 110 miles to give her mother a chance for a brighter future.

Harris took part in the Bike MS Tour to Tanglewood on Sept. 17-18, 2016. The ride, which started and finished in Tanglewood Park, North Carolina, raised money for multiple sclerosis, from which Harris’ mother, LuAnna Harris, suffers.

Date: 09-28-16 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

Dr. Sheldon wins Life Care Centers of America’s Heritage Award

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Life Care Centers of America recently presented Dr. William Sheldon, medical director at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, with its Heritage Award.

The award was given on March 17, 2016, during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. It recognizes contributions to the advancement of the art of healing, career achievement and service as an example of dedication to patients.

Date: 03-18-16 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

October 2015 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

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JoAnn Heck, a licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, took extra time to educate a resident and his wife when the resident received doctor’s orders to be on insulin just as he was preparing to go home. Heck then gave the couple her personal cell phone number so they could call her with questions.

Date: 12-11-15 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

Charleston rallies around associate impacted by church shooting

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It’s one thing to read about the recent shootings in the news. It’s quite another to see tragedy happen in your own backyard, to people you know.

The shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015, was viewed by many as a troubling sign of persistent racism. But it was more than that. For Tommie Pinckney, a physical therapist at Life Care Center of Charleston, it was personal.

Date: 08-04-15 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

Rehab department provides Christmas gifts for local family

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Santa’s elves looked a lot like therapists this year.

Members of the rehab department at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, heard about a mother of six in the community whose home had just been foreclosed on. With the holidays approaching, they sprang into action to make sure the family still had a merry Christmas.

Date: 02-02-15 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

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