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Byron Health Center Presents Talent Show

Byron Health Center will highlight the talents of residents and staff during the 4th annual Byron’s Got Talent event on Sunday, March 19th starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Eakin Family Room at Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Rd on the north side of Fort Wayne. Residents and staff who want to be involved in Byron’s Got Talent are currently going through a try-out process. Over a dozen acts are secured to perform, including both groups and solo acts. Performances range from comedy, singing, dancing and even karaoke.

The two-hour event will be hosted by Fort Wayne’s very own Jack Hammer. After a successful 25 year career in Radio, Hammer reinvented himself as the Executive Director of the Three Rivers Festival, Indiana’s second largest summer festival. As a lifelong MC, entertainer and musician, Hammer has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Rock & Roll. Hammer also enjoys being a part of helping to make Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne a better place to live and play.

“The Byron’s Got Talent event is encouraged to showcase the many wonderful talents of our residents and staff, some of which may have been hidden for quite some time,” said Byron Health Center’s Director of Life Enrichment, Nichole Miller. “I can’t wait for the participants to showcase their creative side!”

Participating acts will be assessed on presentation, production and originality by several celebrity judges and even a ‘super-secret’ Byron Health Center staff judge. Local celebrity judges, including The CW’s Barb Richards and WANE TV’s Nicholas Ferrari, have also agreed to participate. Performers will be competing for special recognition in one of four performance categories including Most Entertaining Act, Most Original Act and Audience Choice Act.

The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. Special friends of Byron Health Center have received exclusive invitations, including congregation members of Keefer Creek Baptist Church and students, staff and parents from both Eel River and Oak View Elementary School. Some light refreshments will be served, including popcorn and punch.

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.