Morgantown Care & Rehabilitation Center takes residents to Disney World
Morgantown, KY (Oct. 6, 2011) -- Nursing home residents from Morgantown Care & Rehabilitation Center revisited their childhood last week when the group took a trip to Walt Disney World.
The residents from MCRC, one of 73 homes operated by Louisville, Ky.-based Signature HealthCARE, were part of a larger group to make the journey. A total of 22 residents and 30 caregivers, all from Signature homes across Kentucky and Tennessee, piled on board a charter bus last Tuesday and made the 14-hour trek from Nashville to Orlando.
The nursing homes held numerous fundraising events throughout the year, generating a total of $30,000 to pay for the trip. And based on the residents‘ responses, it was money well spent.
According to resident Aline Carroll, “It was absolutely magical!”
Angie McAllister, Quality of Life Director for Signature, coordinated the trip and called it a high-water mark in her career.
“The entire experience was life-changing,” she said. “It was beautiful to see how our elders’ faces were glowing from the pure joy they experienced. This trip wasn’t about Disney World as much as it was about dreaming up the impossible, and then reaching those dreams.”
To learn more about Morgantown Care & Rehabilitation Center, contact Tiffany Winchel at 270-526-3368.
Signature HealthCARE is a leading provider of long term care services in the Eastern and Southeastern United States, operating 73 communities in seven states with more than 12,000 employees. Signature’s organizational culture is founded on three pillars: intra-preneurship, learning and spirituality. For more information, visit us at www.signaturehealthcarellc.com.