Volunteers of America and Horizons Care Center are proud to announce Lillian Pickard as the recipient of this year's Heart for Service, Volunteer of the Year Award for Delta County. Each year this award is given to an outstanding volunteer who has made an exceptional contribution to uplifting the lives of vulnerable older adults in one of the organization's programs.
Volunteers of America and Senior CommUnity Care PACE are pleased to announce Cara Helmick as their new center manager at the Eckert site in Delta County. Helmick was previously the director of social work and behavioral health and will retain these responsibilities in addition to her new responsibilities as center manager.
Volunteers of America and Horizons Care Center are pleased to announce Sadie Williams as new executive director. Williams' goals are to provide a framework for residents to achieve their highest quality of life and to encourage staff to embrace a healthy work life balance.
Corny jokes, silly songs and funny dancing are a sure way to get anyone to crack a smile or laugh. For the Cedaredge Clowns, these antics are part of a program they host each month at Horizons, Crossroads and Willow Tree Senior Living facilities.
Tia Homedew already has a solid start as a local philanthropist at the age of nine. Her passion --quilt making.
At some care centers death may be a forbidden topic. If residents die, they and their belongings may simply disappear, leaving an empty room behind.
But at Horizons Health Care Center residents who die are not forgotten.
Horizons Care Center has received a donation of a handmade quilt to its "End of Life, Discharge with Dignity" program from Pam Howe, daughter of a Horizons Care Center resident.
"We now have the most beautiful quilt designed to honor those who are leaving us and sincerely appreciate this heart-felt gift," admissions and marketing director Karen Crump said.
County commission chairman Doug Atchley said on Monday that he has asked the county and state health departments to provide statements on a situation at Eckert where smoke from an allowed open burn operation is impacting residents of Horizons West Mobile Home Park and Horizons Care Center.
The Orchard City Town Board, at its regular meeting on Sept. 13, heard complaints from residents of Horizons West mobile home park about smoke from burning piles of brush near the retirement community.
Deann Thomas, a resident of the park, and three of her neighbors told the town board of smoke and other problems they claim were caused by the burning of brush just north of their senior mobile home park on Running Deer Road.
On April 8, staff from Horizons Care Center in Eckert gathered to recognize and honor the many volunteers who dedicate time to enriching the lives of residents at the care center. Staff put together a fun luncheon and awards ceremony for the organization's nearly 70 volunteers.
Charles Morris of Grand Junction, a Colorado native and an accomplished artist, gave a seminar on his work to other artists in the PACE fine arts program at the Eckert Horizons facility last week.
It was a presentation with a true family flavor as Morris' sister, June, participates in the three-times-weekly art program at PACE, and she served as the model for Morris' demonstration.
Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Cuthbert as the new life enrichment coordinator for Horizons Care Center. The life enrichment coordinator works with all residents to support their social and emotional well-being in positive and constructive ways within the community.
Volunteers of America is pleased to announce the appointment of John Norris as the new executive director for Horizons Health Care & Retirement Community.
Norris said he applied for the management position because he identified with the mission-based organizational structure of Volunteers of America, where resident care is a first priority.
Horizons Health Care and Retirement Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyn Lawhead as social services director, Ashley Krebs as admissions and marketing director and Amy Bryant as memory support director.
Residents at Horizons Care Center are rediscovering art, and in the process they are experiencing new talents and ways of self-expression that enhance their own lives and the lives of others.
A renewed interest in art at the center is the result of the residents themselves. Works by Horizons artists were on display in the front lobby during a showing last Saturday afternoon,
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