Byron Health Center continues to celebrate 50 years as a licensed nursing home in 2016 by hosting and Open House and Community Celebration on Monday, October 10th, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. October 10th is the birthday of the organization’s namesake, Irene Byron, who was born on that date 134 years ago. The event also commemorates 100 years of the organization, in one form or another, existing on the current property as the original TB tent hospital was established in 1916 on the corner of Carroll & Lima Roads.
Byron Health Center invites employees, residents, partners, friends, family and all members of the community to stop in to the open house and help celebrate its 50th anniversary with fun and refreshments, including birthday cake. There will be many games available for play including life-size Jenga, life-size Yahtzee, Corn Hole, Ladder Golf and other fun competitions. Some of the Allen County Commissioners, including Therese Brown, who also serves as a Board Member for Recovery Health Services – the parent organization of Byron Health Center, and Nelson Peters are schedule to appear and read an Allen County proclamation. Mayor Tom Henry is also scheduled to appear and read a special proclamation from the City of Fort Wayne.
Byron Health Center also 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”. One of the final Acts of Kindness has been to partner with the Fort Wayne Rotary Club to host a Little Free Library on campus. A ribbon cutting officially opening the Fort Wayne Rotary Club 100th Little Free Library of 2016 will also take place during the event.
Please Join Byron Health Center in celebrating 50 years as a licensed nursing home, among other things, with fun, games and refreshments at the Open House & Community Celebration in the Eakin Family Room and Friendship Corner Courtyard on the campus of Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10th.
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.
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John Drebenstedt, MBA
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Byron Health Center
12101 Lima Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46818-9563
260-637-3166 ext. 271
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