2017 Year in Review
Continued Growth for 2017 and Beyond -
2017 saw the addition of three new locations — the Bellingham Memory Care Community, Hermann Park Memory Care & Skilled Nursing and Hospice of Greater Chicago. Development started or continued on even more communities – Brea, CA; Glendale, WI; St. Charles, IL and the first-ever east coast location in Alexandria, VA!
Rising to Meet the Challenge of Hurricane Harvey -
Associates from Silverado’s Houston locations faced the adversity of the hurricane with grace and strength, ensuring that those under their care weathered the storm in as much safety as possible. Thanks to contributions from fellow Silverado associates, families and professional partners, more than $63,000 was raised to help associates who were affected by the hurricane.
Resident Pen Pals Meet Digitally -
Residents participating in a pen pal engagement program between the Brookfield and Encinitas communities received a special treat in January when they met face-to-face via video chat. Local news in both Wisconsin and California covered this unique meeting.
A Day at Camp -
A group of residents in Wisconsin started their summer with a day trip to the Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat to relax and enjoy the great outdoors, participating in boating, nature walks, fishing and more. One resident even overcame her lifelong fear of water and went kayaking!
Rosie the Riveter -
Hospice patient Louise Taylor joined the war effort in 1943 as a riveter in a Goodyear factory, where she helped in the construction of planes for the Navy. Silverado Hospice arranged a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Louise to revisit an iconic image known the world over.
Resident Chess Master -
In May the local news covered the story of Silverado resident Glenn Wood, an avid chess player who continues to play at a high level. Glenn played a series of matches with a local high school chess champion and cameras were there to cover it!
Volunteering at the Humane Society -
in 2017 residents started a bi-weekly outing to volunteer at the Dallas Fort Worth Humane Society. The residents help with a variety of duties, from sorting donations to walking and grooming the pets. Watch the news clip here.
Residents Help Shelter Pets -
In September a group of residents visited a local animal shelter to drop off a batch of dog treats they’d baked in a Nexus engagement activity. A local news reporter covered their outing and shared the story in the evening news!
Silverado Trains First Responders on Dementia -
In October a group of Silverado associates helped train a group of first responders in the unique needs of people living with dementia, letting them experience firsthand the challenges of performing daily activities with memory impairment.
Photo Shoot -
In 1945, 17 year-old Betty Mohr appeared in Seventeen Magazine modeling a paratrooper-style outfit for Boston Store. On June 27, Silverado recreated the ad in a professional photo shoot at the community, making a joyful day for Betty, her family and everyone present (including a local news team!).