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Byron Health Center Continues To Perform 50 Acts Of Kindness In 2016

Byron Health Center continues to 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 next Act of Kindness in the community will be helping the gallery at Wunderkammer Company maintain its space on Sunday afternoon, February 28th. Byron Health Center residents, family and team members will volunteer to clean, organize, paint and much more to keep everything in the Wunderkammer Company building at 3402 Fairfield Ave in Fort Wayne looking fresh.

Bold. Provocative. Experimental. Unexpected. From the new 7,000-square-foot contemporary art center in the heart of Fort Wayne, Wunderkammer Company carefully curates exhibitions, educational programs, performances and special events that push boundaries, defy convention, spur conversations–and yes, sometimes court controversy. The art presented isn’t always easy to digest, but Wunderkammer Company is committed to sharing challenging work that otherwise might not find a home while welcoming audiences that are hungry for transformative personal experiences, meaningful dialogue with emerging artists, and stronger connections to their communities.

Another Act of Kindness will quickly follow on Leap Day, Monday, February 29th, by participating in the WBCL Leap Day Serve for Burn Survivors. Byron Health Center residents, family and team members will help with the item drive for The Burn Council of Northeast Indiana’s Burn Family Suites located at Saint Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne by collecting Tide Pods; full-sized, neutral colored sheets and comforters; standard sized pillow cases and gas cards for families.

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.