Elders Dance with Zumba Gold

Music and laughter fill the Rehab Gym at Signature Healthcare of Monteagle as elders and staff dance and exercise to the oldies. They are participating in Zumba Gold and having a blast. This weekly Zumba Gold class focuses on cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, balance and most of all, fun! Jessica Miller, Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Zumba Gold instructor, leads the class with the assistance of members of the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy teams.

Zumba Gold is a modified version of Zumba that recreates the original moves of Zumba but at lower intensity. Each class is performed sitting but with the assistance of their therapist, some residents participate in parts of the class while standing. The class integrates movements that focus on balance, range of motion and coordination with the fun of dance and music.
To date, over 27 different elders in conjunction with their therapy have participated in Zumba Gold classes with more to come!

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The Bridge at Monteagle Elders Experience “Happiest Place on Earth”

It is true; the happiest place on earth can offer joy and enchantment to even those many moons past childhood.

The Bridge at Monteagle, a Signature HealthCARE Hometown facility specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s care, accompanied two of their amazing elders to experience the wonderful world of Disney at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Through facility fundraising efforts led by Quality of Life Director Jessica Cook, support from parent company Signature HealthCARE, the Signature Hometown division and Chief Operating Officer Chris Cox, the elders enjoyed a round-trip flight and all-inclusive vacation to Orlando, Florida. This trip was not only a dream come true for the elders, but was also their first time ever boarding an airplane or going to a theme park!

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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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Signature residents ‘catch a wave to adventure’ on Florida trip

“You never get too old to enjoy life,” said a 91-year-old Signature resident who traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla. earlier this year, the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken groups of residents on vacation. Check out the video above for highlights from the trip, and be sure to click the links below for additional coverage.

Panama City Beach Vacation – 2015 on Facebook

Signature HealthCARE Quality of Life Blog

Signature HealthCARE Legislative Lady Blog

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Spirituality LearnFEST draws crowd for virtual learning conference

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More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.

And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.

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