On July 27, 2018, the activities department at Life Care Center at Wells Crossing in Orange Park, Florida, hosted its first Talent Show.
Eight residents and associates showed off a variety of talents, including piano playing, singing, dancing, crochet, hula hooping and harmonica playing.
Activities associates gave out certificates for participation to all of the talent participants, and three “celebrity judges” (Tim Hall, executive director; Mari Torres, social services assistant; and Jewel Palmer, social services director) awarded first and second-place prizes.
First place went to resident Gene Peckinpaugh; Tony Silva, MDS coordinator; and Libby Smith, nurse, for their singing and piano piece. Second place went to resident Robert Stroble for his harmonica performance.
After the show, everyone enjoyed refreshments
“Residents and associates really enjoyed the talent show, and we hope to have another in the near future,” said Fairbanks.
“The talent show had a good variety of talents, and everyone was happy and joined in singing,” said resident John Dispirtio. “We should have this more often.”