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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 assisting Stop Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN) as they prepare for their 31st Annual Brown Bag Lunch fundraiser on Tuesday, March 15th. Casa Restaurants and more than 150 volunteers will prepare, package and deliver 3,000 lunches to more than 200 area businesses and schools in just 3 hours! Proceeds from the Brown Bag Lunch will support SCAN in its mission to protect children, prepare parents, strengthen families and educate the community to Stop Child Abuse & Neglect. The goal for 2016 is to raise more than $31,000!

Also this week, residents and staff will help sort food cans and stock shelves for community grocery store as part of the Volunteer Center @ RSVP’s I CAN Volunteer Team Event @ Community Harvest Food Bank (999 Tillman Rd) on Thursday, March 17th, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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.