Fred Rymer, who ran The Birds Nest antique store in Russellville, Tennessee, for more than a decade with his wife, Dorothy, has been featured in a national magazine.
Nellie Maude Johnson, a resident at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, celebrated her 110th birthday on Dec. 16, 2016.
Friends, fellow residents, associates and church family joined Johnson for a party marking this milestone, which makes her a super-centenarian. The dining room was decorated beautifully with gold decorations, and Johnson wore a corsage of white roses and gold ribbon.
Patricia Trent, a 67-year-old resident at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.
Each year, parent company Life Care Centers of America invites residents in more than 200 nursing and rehab facilities to submit Christmas card designs, and one piece is chosen for each of the organization’s geographical divisions.
Johnny Purkey needed rehabilitation badly after having bowel surgery for bleeding in his digestive tract.
“When I came to The Heritage Center [in Morristown, Tennessee], I could hardly move or eat,” said Purkey. “At one point, I was diagnosed with pneumonia along with fractured ribs and was afraid of what the future held.”
On Jan. 30, 2015, Kenneth Banner came to The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, looking for help in managing multiple medical conditions and regaining his independence.
Banner had been in three different hospitals. With a weight of 330 lbs., he suffered from hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, an irregular heartbeat and diabetes.
Originally published in the Citizen Tribune on Sept. 16, 2015. Reprinted with permission.
Once upon a time, Walter Williams and Brandi McDonald met under less than perfect circumstances; however, through the trials, they found love and wed Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier this year, life brought both McDonald with a broken foot and Williams with the loss of both legs to The Heritage Center’s rehabilitation department [in Morristown, Tennessee]. It is there where they met and the beginnings of love took root.