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Rensselaer Care Center hosts rehab reunion

Left to right: Arnold Braasch, Elsie Depew and Jean Jordan

On July 13, 2017, Rensselaer Care Center in Rensselaer, Indiana, hosted a rehab reunion.

Ten former rehab patients who had graduated within the previous six months attended and enjoyed a summer barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, potato salad and coleslaw...

Rensselaer Care Center hosts Cookies and Canvas painting party

Resident Beth Lyons paints her flag creation.

On May 18, 2017, Rensselaer Care Center in Rensselaer, Indiana, held a spin-off on the popular wine-and-painting party fad.

The residents did a Cookies and Canvas party.

The event took place on the Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, held May 14-20...

Rensselaer Care Center hosts Easter egg hunts for staff and community

The ages 3-4 egg hunt

Rensselaer Care Center in Rensselaer, Indiana, had two Easter egg hunts this year.

The facility celebrated Easter from April 10-14, 2017, starting with an egg hunt for associates on April 10. Eggs were hidden in the facility each day for the staff to find. Once an egg was found, the associate took it to Gloria McGowen, executive director, and she gave him or her a prize – from candy to lunch gift cards....

Rensselaer Care Center residents visit dirt racing track

Left to right: resident Ray Minick; Jerrie Yost, medical records director; and resident James Hays

On Aug. 6, eight residents and several associates from Rensselaer Care Center took a trip to Shadyhill Speedway, a local dirt racing track.

The track allowed the group free admission and a free meal of burgers, hot dogs, chips and soda. Dirt stock car racing is popular in the area, and residents enjoyed watching the old stock cars whizz around the track.