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It Was 20 Years Ago Today . . .

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! With the simple flip of a calendar page and the stroke of the second hand at midnight, we’ve gone from 2015 into a new and exciting year. For all of us at Blakeford, this New Year’s Day is particularly significant. You see, 20 years ago today the very first Blakeford residents… Read more »

A Year of Community: Reflecting on 2015

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“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” is one of my very favorite songs of the season. When it’s time to roll out the Christmas music it is always one of the first songs I want to hear. Because aside from all the hustle and bustle and cheer and goodwill and gifts and parties and…(you get… Read more »

Our Life Enrichment and Wellness Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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Every day, the members of our Life Enrichment and Wellness team work to promote a positive and healthy wellbeing and belonging for each Blakeford resident. The team is made up of creative and compassionate people who love what they do and value the importance of our residents. From outings and events to games and music, the… Read more »

Our Housekeeping Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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The members of Blakeford’s housekeeping team are some of the kindest people to walk through our doors each day. When you ask them what they like most about their job, there is no hesitation. They love our residents. No doubt, our residents love them as well. Take a look at this group of kind, dedicated,… Read more »

Our Maintenance Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

Our maintenance team is four individuals who understand and embrace the power of exemplary service. Terry Duke and his crew work tirelessly to maintain a comfortable home for all our residents and a safe place to work for our team members. But, listen to how they respond to the question “Why do you like your job”… Read more »

Making the Decision to Move: My Mom’s Journey

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Several years ago, my mom made a decision that would change how she lived out the rest of her life. Following a lot of family discussions, research, and tears, she moved to an independent living community. My mom and dad raised my brothers and me in a small-ish (population: 29,000) southern town. Mom could drive… Read more »

Our Culinary Services Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Blakeford’s Culinary Services demonstrate consistency, integrity, and team work. More importantly, they provide a sense of community to our residents. The team graciously let us film them over the last couple of weeks. They are an active group of people on a mission and we value… Read more »

The Power of the Word Belong

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Just one word. That’s all. A two-syllable word that describes the spirit of an entire community. Belong. When our leadership team heard this word while in the midst of a re-branding meeting, they grabbed on to it. It wasn’t about marketing though. It was what we already knew about Blakeford. People feel they belong here…. Read more »

Creating a Spirit of Belonging: Our Nursing Team

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In a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Blakeford at Green Hills, we provide a variety of care and services to our residents from independent living to long-term care. As part of our continuum, we rely on the experience, knowledge, and compassion of the nursing team. They are a special group of people who understand the value… Read more »

A Look Back and a Glance Toward the New Year

Ever noticed how you just get used to dating things correctly and suddenly it’s time to change again? Can it really be the end of 2014 already? Well, in just a very few days we will indeed tear off that last page of the calendar and welcome 2015 with all the promise of the new year that… Read more »