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Campus Centers Support Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease

on 09/22/2017 9:45 AM
"Our community really came together as a whole on Sunday, September 17, showing tremendous support for Alzheimer's Disease," said Heidi Weise, community liaison for Exceptional Living Center of Brazil.  This year, The Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease was held at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute, Indiana. The crowd doubled in size this year to more than 600 participates who ra...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

on 09/13/2017 10:41 AM
Our bodies change as we journey from 60 to 80 and beyond. These physical and health changes require that we choose what goes in our body with even more thought than in our younger days. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating a variety of foods from all food groups and limiting sodium and sugar will help supply the nutrients we need as we age. We’re not too old to learn some new tric...
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Center Staff Attends Putnam County Senior Fair

on 09/13/2017 7:38 AM
Exceptional Living Center of Brazil and Towne Park Assisted Living showed their support for the seniors of Putnam and surrounding counties at the 2017 Putnam County Senior Fair held on Wednesday, September 5. Hundreds of senior citizens flooded the county fairgrounds community building to receive free flu shots and health screenings and to get their chance at winning cash drawings and many other d...
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Nurses Week with our Regional Directors

on 05/19/2017 4:14 PM
Have you had a chance to meet our regional directors - Joe Garrett and LeeAnn Lewis? The were at ELCB and Towne Park taking part in Jean Day for Nurses Week. They participated in a staff pizza party and wanted to remind all our nurses how much they appreciate everything they do for our residents every day!
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Center Named US News 2016-2017 Best Nursing Home

on 05/16/2017 4:28 PM
Exceptional Living Center of Brazil has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017 Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 15,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’ goal is to help...
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What Your Mother Really Wants for Mother's Day

on 05/12/2017 8:29 AM
She was there when you soared and there when you failed, moms are often the biggest cheerleader for their children.  But, there comes a time when as children we become mom's advocate. The one who gently pushes her to go to the doctor for care, to eat more, or make it through a few weeks of therapy after an injury or surgery.  Each Mother's Day, children of all ages honor the c...
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Senior Sun Safety

on 05/10/2017 3:45 PM
Summer is a time of year most people look forward to, especially in the cool winter months. However, there are some precautions individuals should take to stay safe during months with excessive heat. Seniors, infants and children, and those with chronic conditions are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While excessive heat can bother anyone, seniors are at a special risk, especially...
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When Memory Loss Becomes a Concern

on 04/03/2017 1:56 PM
Everybody misplaces items, forgets the name of someone they know well, or doesn't show up for an appointment because it slips their mind. How often have you found something you lost in an unexpected place, like your keys in the freezer? While memory loss is a common occurrence, especially in aging, there is a difference in memory loss and a significant decline in cognition such as those ass...
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Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny Photos

on 03/31/2017 2:11 PM
Hip, Hop! The Easter Bunny will be visiting Exceptional Living Center of Brazil and Towne Park Assisted Living of Brazil on April 15 for the community Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt! This free community event will include photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera), egg hunt, and refreshments. Join us on the Exceptional Living Center of Brazil campus, 501 S. Murphy Avenue, for this fun event! ...
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Happy Holidays Video!

on 12/29/2016 10:17 AM
Happy holidays from your Brazil Senior Campus! Enjoy photos from our open house with Santa and his reindeer. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate our Christmas event!  
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Live Reindeer, Santa, and Elves, OH MY! Dec. 20

on 12/02/2016 2:17 PM
Santa Clause is coming to town and bringing reindeer and elves! The holiday spirit is in the air at the senior living campus of Exceptional Living Center of Brazil and Towne Park Assisted Living. The Centers will host a free campus-wide holiday open house celebration on December 20 from 6-8 p.m. that will feature Santa's Workshop and Elf Land. The event will be held at 501 S. Murphy Ave. in ...
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Festival of Trees

on 11/23/2016 9:59 AM
Exceptional Living Center of Brazil and Towne Park Assisted Living had a blast supporting St. Vincent Clay Hospital's Backpack Program at their 14th Annual Festival of Trees. Throughout the year, St. Vincent Clay raises money and provides backpacks and school supplies for the children of Clay County.   "We were so honored to help make this year's Festival of Trees such a success for S...
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Center's Famous Annual Homemade Pie Contest

on 11/22/2016 9:01 AM
AND WE HAVE A WINNER....Missy McCullough, our very own activities staff won the infamous Exceptional Living Center of Brazil pie contest with her homemade lemon meringue pie.  It was a unanimous vote, selected by all four judges that Missy's was the best overall.   This year we had more than ten pies entered into the contest. Every year during November, Exceptional Living Center ...
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Caregivers Need a Break Too: Respite Care Services

on 11/16/2016 12:31 PM
As the population ages, the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," should be amended to "It takes a village to care for our senior population." In a 2015 study, an estimated 34 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to an adult over age 50, often spending an average of 24 hours a week providing care. If a spouse is caring for a partner, that time spent can increase ...
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Father's Day Celebration at Exceptional Living Center of Brazil

on 06/29/2016 10:08 AM
A VERY SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION  On Sunday, June 12, Exceptional Living Center of Brazil celebrated a very special Father's Day for our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers!   "SportsMEN" Day, as we came to call it, was a huge success! Not only was it a day filled with family gatherings and celebration of our beloved fathers, it was a day filled with exci...
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Day 5: Staff Appreciation Day Barbecue

on 06/01/2016 2:27 PM
Friday was not only a celebration for Exceptional Living Center of Brazil's beloved residents but it was also an appreciation day for all of our team members. Jana Smith, our director of nursing, Heather Clark, unit manager, and Kristy Hogan, Towne Park's directory of nursing prepared an outdoor luncheon that couldn't be beat. The menu for the afternoon was homemade BBQ pulled pork, baked b...
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Day 4: A Dutch Event

on 06/01/2016 2:24 PM
On Thursday, Exceptional Living Center of Brazil's nursing team took our residents on a trip to Holland for the afternoon. They were indulged with the tasty treat of Dutch chocolate chip cookies, trail mix and the ever so good bugel! Once they had their bellies full it was time for fun and excitement. The residents then traveled around our indoor carnival playing games such as mini gol...
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Day 3: Ole! Ole!

on 06/01/2016 12:31 PM
On Wednesday, Exceptional Living Center of Brazil's MDS team took our residents on a "trip" to Mexico for the afternoon. They were indulged with the tasty treat of churros and mini tacos.  Once they had their bellies full of the infamous Mexican churros and taquitos it was time for fun and excitement.  A piñata was brought out for residents and staff to take there swings at. Swing...
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Day 2: Center Explores Italy

on 06/01/2016 12:22 PM
Exceptional Living Center of Brazil's activity department team lead our residents on an exploration of Italy on Tuesday afternoon. Their first stop in Italy was visiting a local café and treating themselves to mini éclairs, a delicacy.  Then, to over come their "sugar buzz of goodness" they embarked on an adventure of soccer and "balloon pong." There were stations set up ...
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Brazil Mayor Proclaims National Nursing Home Week

on 06/01/2016 12:16 PM
On Monday Wednesday May 4, 2016, Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham proclaimed May 8-14 National Nursing Home Week. Gayle Camonte, Exceptional Living Center of Brazil's executive director, resident Norma Diel, and community liaison Heidi Weise, participated in the proclamation signing.  Every year during the month of May, the Mayor of Brazil kicks off National Nursing Home Week by inviting Clay...
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