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Whatever It Takes And Then Some – January 2017 winners

Headband stock photo

Tamela Litner, transportation assistant at Rivergate Terrace in Riverview, Michigan, went out of her way for a resident the day after taking her to a doctor’s appointment. The patient had lost her hair due to chemotherapy and was concerned with her appearance. Litner brought in all kinds of colorful headbands to help the patient feel more pretty and feminine.

Stroke survivor and author connects with Rivergate Terrace

Left to right: Mitch Metzger, executive director at Rivergate Health Care Center; John Polturanus, Lakes Region vice president; Garrison; Amy Swalwell, executive director at Rivergate Terrace; and Zo Long, Northeast Division vice president

On July 13, 2016, Julia Fox Garrison, a stroke survivor and bestselling author, stood before a group of Life Care associates dressed in superhero capes to share her story.

It was the Lakes Region’s annual Rewarding Excellence banquet, with executive directors, certified nursing assistants and other associates from the company’s Ohio and Michigan buildings gathered to present awards and gain inspiration. The event had a superhero theme.