PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg Health Care Center, located at 147 North Highland Avenue in Prestonsburg is part of Signature Healthcare’s rural division. The rural division consists of 12 homes. Its mission as a family-based organization to revolutionize the healthcare industry through a culture of resident centered healthcare services, personalized spirituality, and real quality of life initiatives. On Friday, the local facility held a Christmas in July Craft Fair and spaghetti dinner to raise money for an upcoming trip to Florida.
Each year, the company takes a trip to a destination voted on by the facilities. Each facility takes two residents and two workers. This year, the company has chosen Florida as its destination and will leave November 9 for five days.
Quality of Life Director Cindy Porter, Administrator Lynn Watts and volunteer Judy Stevens made and sold mesh trees and wreaths to raise money. Large items sold for $40 and small items for $20. Other items sold were fried apple pies, fudge and Oreo balls.
The facility raised over $1,000 for the trip.
The facility focuses on the quality of life for its residents, some of own recently returned from a three-day trip to Tennessee. Residents were treated to food at the Apple Barn and shows at Lumberjack Feud and Memories Theater. At Memories Theater, residents saw performances by Hank Williams Jr., Elvis and Cher impersonators.
“One of the sweetest memories of the Tennessee trip is when one of our residents who had not been out of the facility other than to go to doctors’ appointments for four years asked to go swimming,” said Porter. “Living alone for most of his life, he was not very social. Going swimming and enjoying his time in Tennessee changed his personality. He can’t wait to go on our next trip.”
To support the local facility and purchase a craft item, call Porter at 606-886-2378.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 794-0290.