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Byron Health Center To Perform 50 Acts Of Kindness In 2016

Byron Health Center will celebrate 50 years as a licensed nursing home in 2016 by performing 50 acts of kindness throughout the year. The 50 Acts of Kindness volunteer campaign mirrors Byron Health Center’s theme for 2016: Pay It Forward. Byron Health Center is emphasizing doing an act of kindness, out of compassion, not competition, without expectation of returned kindness to its team members and residents throughout the year realizing “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give”.

The initial Act of Kindness in the community will be hosting ‘A Night of Magic’ tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the magic starting at 7:00 p.m. Members of The Fort Wayne Magic Club will hit the stage for this multi-focus magical event in the Byron Health Center Eakin Family Room, 12101 Lima Rd on the north side of Fort Wayne.

‘A Night of Magic’ is open to the public and admission is free. Residents, guests, staff and their families will enjoy a distinctive magic show designed with the entire family in mind. The parents will have as much fun, if not more, than their children. Complimentary refreshments will be available immediately following the performance. Seating is limited, so it’s recommended that those interested in attending please arrive early to secure a good spot. A Night of Magic will last approximately one hour.

The next Act of Kindness will quickly follow on Sunday afternoon, February 28th, as Byron Health Center residents, family and team members assist with helping the gallery at Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave in Fort Wayne, maintain its space. Volunteers will help clean, organize, paint and much more to keep everything in the building looking fresh.

Do you have a project or volunteer opportunity that might fit in well with Byron Health Center’s 50 Acts of Kindness volunteer campaign? Let us know how we can help. Please contact John Drebenstedt at jdrebenstedt or 260-637-3166 ext. 271, with your Act of Kindness opportunity. Byron Health Center will then assess the opportunity to determine if we are able to help.

Byron Health Center provides compassionate long-term care for adults with complex needs including physical, mental, emotional and neurological services. Each resident is recognized as an individual who seeks and deserves to reach his or her optimal potential. Byron Health Center and Miller’s Place continue a tradition of over 160 years of serving the long-term health care needs of Indiana residents. Byron Health Center is licensed to provide intermediate and skilled nursing care while Miller’s Place provides assisted living services to individuals who are more independent and are able to live in a residential setting.