Hall of Fame Celebration at Waterford

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, Signature HealthCARE Center of Waterford celebrated its annual Hall of Fame – a yearly celebration in which residents and employees are inducted.

The Hall of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE to honor the lives and accomplishments of our residents, stakeholders, volunteers, and community activists.

This year, among the inductees, were three residents – a master welder, a famous local shoemaker, and a woman known for her homemade cooking. They were joined by two employees from the center, a restorative aid and a CNA nominated for 27 years of service.

Lastly, the center honored for four Catholic Knights from Union #7 from the Immaculate Conception Church in Hialeah, FL for their volunteer work over the past 20 years. They brought the word of God to the center, and communion to the largely Catholic population.

The programs theme and colors reflected a Roaring Twenties look. The center’s Chaplain, Maria Meneses, was the Master of Ceremonies, and Major Alfredo Ascanio of the Florida Fish and Conservation Commission led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The center’s CEO, Carmen Telot, addressed the audience. She reminded everyone, “This is about wonderful individuals, and celebrating life, and their accomplishments in our great family at Waterford.”

She remarked that we all want to look back and be happy with what we see in our lives prior to leaving this life. Closing remarks were given by the Director of Nursing and Chief Clinical Officer, Barbara Quicano.

The ceremony was followed by scrumptious refreshments prepared by the Chef Glen del Fierro, and was complete with a fruit tower and mouthwatering delicacies.