Baklava Recipe With Care Blog

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from Byron Health Center Medical Clinic Manager Violet Ellowsky, LPN Whenever we need to raise a little extra money for our Jan Faherty Food Pantry, our Employee Emergency Fund, the Alzheimer’s Association or any other cause, we usually turn to a bake sale, because we love to eat! At every Byron Health Center bake sale, the most sought after item … Read More

#AutismAwareness blog

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by Shannon Young, Move-In Coordinator Autism Awareness published April 12th April is Autism Awareness Month. But for me and my family, we live #AutismAwareness every day of our lives. My thirteen-year old son, Corey, was diagnosed with severe infantile Autism at the very young age of nine months old. Our lives have never been the same since that day.   … Read More

Byron’s Got Talent Impact & Wrap-Up blog by Chris Buckland, ADC AS, Executive Director of Life Enrichment


Happy spring everyone! Byron got into the spirit and sprung into action with our 6th annual Byron’s Got Talent Show. It took place on Sunday March 24th at 2:00 pm.  Residents, and team members alike, provided 15 different acts to entertain us with music, laughs and LOTS of dancing! Tina and her posse from Miller’s Place entertained us with an original fun … Read More

LeadingAge National Leadership Summit Wrap-Up blog

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by Sarah Starcher, Administrator and Executive Director Published March 26th Recently, our CEO Deb and I spent four days in our Nation’s capital at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit. As a re-vamp of the LeadingAge PEAK Conference from years past, this new and improved conference design focused on innovative conversations and relationship building between post-acute providers and vendors. Deb attended a … Read More

#DDawareness19 blog: Our IDD residents living life to the fullest!

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Meet Our Greeter Published March 6th It’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Here at Byron Health Center, we have the pleasure of serving over 40 individuals with a developmental disability. Our residents live their lives to the fullest each and every day. They are who they are and nothing stands in their way! Each day, they are able to enjoy various … Read More

#WhyIHEARTByron blog: an interview with Diane Bader, Laundry Aide


Working at Byron Health Center can be a lot of things. Normally, one wouldn’t use the word “lit” to describe it though. But for Diane Bader, one of her most fond memories of Byron was when Herman Zeppering, a resident who lived at Byron for 37 years and passed away in 2016, gave Diane a tea candle, as he knew … Read More

#WhyIHEARTByron blog

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from one of our Resident Engagement Specialists, Silvia Nino Published February 18th Do you leave work at the end of your day and think of the impact you had or the great things you did in that one given day? I have been a team member here at Byron Health Center for 4 years and it’s been a journey I … Read More

A Very Special Valentine’s Day #WhyIHEARTByron blog

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from Audra Guy, Byron Health Center CFO, and Lane Guy, Mind Remapping Specialist (as told by Lane) Published February 14th Audra and I started dating back in in 1991. She was 16 and I was 19. Two years later, I asked her to marry me. Coming up on April 8th, we will now have been married for 24 years. We … Read More

#WhyIHEARTByron … and Bingo blog

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an interview with Gwen Poindexter, QMA Published February 5th Nowadays, it is rare to see anyone stay at a place of employment for longer than five years. (Who are we kidding? Even a one year stay is amazing these days!) Gwen Poindexter is a Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) who has worked at Byron Health Center with our “Miller’s Place” Assisted … Read More