Signature HealthCARE Hall of Fame Inducts 350+ Individuals

The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our patients, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.

On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

This event, which we believe is the largest and only of its kind, is an opportunity for us to extend gratitude to those who have given so much to our centers, communities and country. They come from all walks of life – war veterans and feminist icons to inventors, professional athletes, philanthropists and much more. We are proud to count them among those we serve and can only continue to benefit from their presence. The Hall of Fame ceremonies are a special day to hold them up as shining examples of human potential.

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Signature HealthCARE of Brookwood Gardens Celebrates National Haitian Flag Day

There are many factors that help make Signature HealthCare a unique company and corporation among the healthcare industry. One of these is its emphasis and its importance in its honoring and respecting of the cultural diversities that are represented in each of its nation wide facilities.

A great example of this importance was manifested in Signature HealthCARE of Brookwood Garden’s first annual NATIONAL HAITIAN FLAG DAY ceremony. Recognizing that a large group of it’s C N A’s and nurses, including the facility’s Administrator and DON are natives of the HAITI nation, this strong and active community within the facility, organized its very first National Flag Day celebration in honor of Haiti’s 210th celebration of the creation of its flag celebrated every 18th of May.

As described in an article by maps of the world.com., “the colors of the Haitian flag reflect Haiti’s status as a former French colony, using the red and blue from the French flag. The story behind this resemblance is that the revolutionary Jean-Jacques Dessalines created the flag from the French flag, removing the white center and rotating the stripes, the blue and red left to represent Haitians, symbolically removing any remnants of white influence. The blue represented the former slaves and the red represented the mulatto population, who are people of mixed black and white ancestry.”

The flag first came into use in 1806, and was made official by the national constitution on February 25, 2012.

In a spirit of unity and festivity, filled with music, dancing and typical nationalize Haitian food, the Haitian Stakeholders of Brookwood Gardens put on a show and party worthy of their nations love and pride for their flag and what it represents. As chaplain Eddie, the facility’s, Director of Spirituality summarized it, “This celebration and festival has been long in coming. Brookwood Garden’s Haitian Stakeholders are hard workers and this type of family oriented festivities will not only help them realize the love and importance their culture represent here at Brookwood, but will also help raise their morale and commitment in their unconditional service and care to our residents.”

L’Union Fait La Force,” which means “Unity is Strength” is the motto that is written in the Haitian flag. There is no doubt that this first national Haitian Flag day ceremony at Brookwood Gardens, will strengthen the unity among all of its Haitian Stakeholders and their fellow co-worker and team members as well; Unity is Strength!

Eddie Santana, J.C.D., M.A., M.Div.
Director of Spirituality
Signature HealthCARE of Brookwood Gardens

 

MAST @ Homestead students spread holiday cheer

Students from MAST@ Homestead brought holiday to Signature HealthCare of Brookwood Gardens this past Monday.

MAST langnage teacher Norris Tamayo, along with her German and Spanish classes coordinated the visit to Brookwood Gardens in which many of the school’s students’ participated in.

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National Day of Prayer

Homestead Nursing Home Day of Prayer
Signature HealthCARE (SHC) of Brookwood Gardens participated in a coordinated prayer event on Thursday, May 5, joining millions of other Americans to recognize what has been designated as the National Day of Prayer. The prayer day event coincided with a celebration of El Cinco deMayo, complete with a Mariachi band performance.

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Quality Of Life at Brookwood

Quality of Life

Our caring and committed staff strives to help our residents not only stay active but to achieve their life long dreams which may include antique car shows, fishing, acting, or just enjoying music and dancing.  Our Quality of Life Programs meet the goal of our Vision – “To radically change the landscape of long term care forever.

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Happy 100th Birthday Elizabeth Parets

We at Brookwood Gardens are proud to announce a very successful 100th Birthday Party for our patient, Elizabeth Parets, this past April. Our staff and other patients joined her relatives, some of whom came from New Jersey to be with her on this most exciting day.

It was a very festive and happy occasion with balloons, a beautiful cake and all the trimmings. Elizabeth is so special to us all. She was voted Queen of our Resident Council in 2010. Congratulations to you, dear Elizabeth, on this very special birthday, and we wish you many more. With love from all your many friends here at Brookwood: Happy, Happy Birthday!

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