Schedule for Lent 2016 at Waterford

The following schedule appears on the center’s calendar of activities for the month of March. Below are both a Spanish and –English version of the schedule.
*The Liturgical celebrations are subject to change but will be announced within the center.

Lent 2016

Miercoles Marzo 16, 2016 y Miercoles 23, 2016
-Wednesday March 16, 2016 and Wednesday March 23, 2016
Via Crucis – Caminando la Via Dolorosa del Senor
-Way of the Cross – Walking the Way of Suffering with the Lord
@ 3:00 PM Piso #3
-@ 3:00 PM Floor #3

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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.

Celebrating Our Lady of Charity

On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Signature Healthcare Center of Waterford celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Charity with song of prayer. The hour long celebration took place on the third floor, and was hosted by Chaplain Maria Meneses. Chaplain Maria invited St. Lazarus Catholic Church to lead everyone in prayer and to serenade the Virgin mother of God.

A brief history was shared about her origins from the island of Cuba, as well as the image present at the entrance to Biscayne Bay in Miami. Songs and prayers were offered in roses to the blessed mother, followed by a Rosary. Lastly, the event was followed by an ice-cream social for the residents which was enjoyed by all.

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El Martes, 08 de septiembre 2015, Signature Healthcare Center de Waterford celebro la fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad con una bellizima serenata a la Virgen de la Caridad, patrona de Cuba. La celebración de una hora se llevó a cabo en el tercer piso, y fue organizada por la Capellána  María Meneses.  Capellána  María invitó a la Iglesia Católica San Lázaro para dirigir a todos en la oración y la serenata de la Virgen madre de Dios.

Una breve historia fue compartida acerca de sus orígenes de la isla de Cuba, así como la imagen presente en la entrada de la Bahía de Biscayne en Miami. Canciones y oraciones fueron ofrecidas en las rosas amarillas para la madre bendita, y fue seguido de un rosario. Por último, el evento culmino con un helado social para los residentes que fue disfrutado por todos.

Signature HealthCARE Named to 2015 Modern Healthcare’s List of “Best Places to Work in Healthcare”

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Signature HealthCARE is proud to once again be named to Modern Healthcare​’s list of “Best Places to Work in Healthcare!” Only 100 nominees make the list each year and this is the fourth time Signature HealthCARE has been named to the list! The ranked order of nominees will be revealed in October.

To see the full list, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1PqBuQk

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Celebration of the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Saturday, August 15, 2015, a Eucharistic Mass celebration in honor of the “Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary” took place at Signature HealthCARE Center of Waterford. Father Raul Quesada was the celebrant of the mass, and it lasted a little over an hour.

Around 60 patients, residents and family members were in attendance and it was a packed house! The music was superb, and the amazing 12 piece choir and musicians from St. Barbara Church accompanied the center’s chaplain, Maria Meneses.

Everyone enjoyed the morning activity. Another Eucharistic Mass is being planned for the fall.

Signature HealthCARE of Waterford’s Wellness Fair

On Friday, July 10, 2015, Signature Healthcare of Waterford hosted a Wellness Fair for all employees in the afternoon. On hand were Betty Rivas, HR director, and Neymi Martinez, Staff Development to welcome all of our stakeholders.

Various vendors were in attendance with information and free health screenings as follows: Palmetto Hospital offered free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings; Dr. Dennis from Total Health offered a massage therapist for stakeholders interested in releasing some stress; Podiatrist, Dr. Adam Ringler, answered questions on proper foot alignment and foot gear.

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Flea Market at Waterford

Waterford hosted it’s second Flea Market on Saturday, May 2. The day opened with plenty of sunshine while tables filled with merchandise and food items were up for sale. Trinkets and treasures were sold at a fraction of the cost to many enthusiastic buyers.

The Dietary department sold hot dogs, barbecue spare ribs, and grilled chicken with plenty of fixings and beverages to satisfy everyone’s palate.

More outdoor activities like this are planned to benefit the community while raising funds for the center’s various employee activities held throughout the year.

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Thank You Letter From Another Happy Customer

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Aunque estoy un poco demorado por lo ocupado que he estado no puedo dejar pasar el deber que tengo de dejar saber a la administracion el servicio tan excelente que recibio mi miadre cuando tubo internada en Febrero 2015. Ella se llama Eneida Costa.

Voy a mencionar todos los empleados que se merecen reconocimiento por un trabajo bien hecho: Jahangir Sidiqui, terapista, leidy Reyes, enfermera, Marielena Reyes, Adriana Dominish, Tania Sevilla y por supuesto mis agradecimientos para Guercy en admicion y todos en general.

Muchas Gracias,

Rafael Costa

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