Byron’s Got Talent
Byron Health Center Presents Talent Show
Byron’s Got Talent Event to Showcase Hidden Gifts of Residents and Staff
Byron Health Center will highlight the talents of residents and staff during the 5th annual Byron’s Got Talent event on Sunday, March 25th starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Eakin Family Room at Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Rd on the north side of Fort Wayne. Residents and staff who want to be involved in Byron’s Got Talent are currently going through a try-out process. Over a dozen acts will be secured to perform, including both groups and solo acts. Performances range from comedy, singing, dancing and even karaoke.
The two-hour event will be hosted by Fort Wayne’s very own Jack Hammer. After a successful 25 year career in Radio, Hammer reinvented himself as the Executive Director of the Three Rivers Festival, Indiana’s second largest summer festival. As a lifelong MC, entertainer and musician, Hammer has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Rock & Roll. Hammer also enjoys being a part of helping to make Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne a better place to live and play.
“The Byron’s Got Talent event is encouraged to showcase the many wonderful talents of our residents and staff, some of which may have been hidden for quite some time,” said Byron Health Center’s Director of Life Enrichment, Nichole Miller. “I can’t wait for the participants to showcase their creative side!”
Participating acts will be assessed on presentation, production and originality by several celebrity judges and even a ‘super-secret’ Byron Health Center staff judge. Local celebrity judges, including The CW’s Barb Richards and WANE TV’s Nicholas Ferrari, have again agreed to participate. Performers will be competing for special recognition in performance categories including Most Entertaining Act, Most Original Act and Audience Choice Act.
The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. Special friends of Byron Health Center have received exclusive invitations, including congregation members of Keefer Creek Baptist Church and students, staff and parents from both Eel River and Oak View Elementary School. Some light refreshments will be served, including popcorn and punch.
Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
Byron Health Center to Again Host Eggstravaganza Community Easter Egg Hunt presented by MKM architecture + design
Start Your Easter Egg Search a Day Early
Byron Health Center will again host an Eggstravaganza Community Easter Egg on the Byron Health Center Campus grounds on the day before Easter, Saturday, March 31st, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne. Byron Health Center staff and family members will spread Easter Eggs throughout the campus of the facility and members of the community are encouraged to bring their children out to enjoy some pre-Easter fun.
Prior to the actual Easter Egg Hunt, booths will be set up with snacks and activities for all to enjoy. Byron Health Center residents will participate in the event and help pass out Easter Egg prizes. This will be a fun-filled afternoon for all! The event will be held rain or shine. A very special visit from Peter CottonTail, the Easter Bunny, is expected along with visits from other local mascots including the Fort Wayne Derby Girl’s Mean Jean, Johnny TinCap, Crazy Pinz Stryker the Parrot, Purdue Fort Wayne’s Don the Mastodon, the Fort Wayne Derby Brats and the Three Rivers Festival’s Admiral Andy. Appearances from the Indiana Tech Cheerleaders, Summit City Cause-Players superheroes and the Huntertown Fire Department are also expected. Candy for the event will be provided in part by generous friends of Byron Health Center, including members of the Byron Health Center staff.
The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. Special friends of Byron Health Center will receive exclusive invitations, including: congregation members of Keefer Creek Baptist Church, students, staff and parents from Eel River and Oak View Elementary Schools, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls and members of the Fort Wayne Corvette Club. Refreshments will be served.
A Night of Magic
Thank you so much for coming out to our event. We hope that you enjoyed the show!
We really appreciate the members of The Fort Wayne Magic Club for entertaining us.
Christmas Gift Angel Parties
Thank you so much to all of our Christmas Gift Angels and generous Holiday Carolers!
Following the tradition started in the mid-1950s during the tenure of Superintendent Orville Miller of the then-named Allen County Home, we celebrated Christmas with our Christmas Gift Angel parties on December 20th & 21st. Each one of our residents had been adopted four times by different individuals, organizations or community groups from around the area! Thank you.
Thanks to all that participated and attended our family-friendly Trunk-O-Treat presented by HTS Healthcare Therapy Services and Grandview Pharmacy. What can be better than cars and candy bars?
We appreciate all of the support from our partners and sponsors, including the Fort Wayne Derby Girl’s Mean Jean, the Fort Wayne TinCaps’ Johnny TinCap, Crazy Pinz’s Stryker the Parrot, Indiana Tech’s Maximus & the Indiana Tech Cheerleaders, the Three Rivers Festival’s Admiral Andy, IPFW’s Don the Mastodon and the Fort Wayne Fire Department’s Spotz along with the Huntertown Fire Department, HTS Healthcare Therapy Services, Grandview Pharmacy, Gordon Food Service, Indiana Tech and ProStrip Professional Metal Refinishing.
Final Summer Picnic / Renaissance Festival
Thank you SCA Shadowed Stars for being a part of this all-campus picnic for our residents and their families to come together, along with staff, to enjoy an outdoor meal together. Family members and friends, thank you for enjoying some outdoor meals with us over the past summer!
Back to School … Back to Oz
Thank you for attending our Wizard of Oz-inspired afternoon for “in need” members of the community as well as school-age children and grandchildren of staff on the Byron Health Center on Saturday, August 5th, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. School-age children in need ‘followed the yellow brick road’ to find backpacks and school supplies that they can use this new school year.
We reached our maximum of children registered for the 150 backpacks available. Thank you!
Corvettes, Bikes & S’mores
We Appreciate All Who Helped With the Event
Possibility of Hostile Weather Did Not Deter Head-Turning Car & Motorcycle Show in the Friendship Corner Courtyard
Many thanks to all that participated in and attended Corvettes, Bikes & S’mores. Members of the Fort Wayne Corvette Club (FWCC) brought their highly coveted ‘Vettes’ while the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRAA): Chapter U of Angola and the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA): Biblical Bikers # 1245 of Auburn brought their desirable “Wings” & ‘Hogs’ to the Byron Health Center campus . Congratulations to the “Best in Show” winners as voted on by event attendees.
Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
Thank You for Attending the 2017 Eggstravaganza Community Easter Egg Hunt
All Enjoyed a Beautiful Day at the Event
Byron Health Center thanks all those that attended or helped put on the 1017 Eggstravaganza Community Easter Egg Hunt presented by MKM architecture + design and Grandview Pharmacy!
A very special visit from Peter CottonTail, the Easter Bunny, was enjoyed along with visits from other local mascots including the Johnny TinCap, the Crazy Pinz Stryker the Parrot, IPFW’s Don the Mastodon, Spotz from the Fort Wayne Fire Department and the Three Rivers Festival’s Admiral Andy as well as the Indiana Tech Cheerleaders. Candy for the event was provided in part by generous friends of Byron Health Center, including Combustion Mechanical, Core Benefits, Goodwill, DHL, Hometown Pest Control and members of the Byron Health Center staff. Sponsors of the event include Havel, Healthcare Therapy Services, Instate Welding Services and Rosie Scranton along with presenting sponsor: MKM architecture + design and Grandview Pharmacy. Extra Easter Eggs were provided by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer center and www.volunteerfortwayne.org .
Family Fun Nights
Thank you for attending the final Family Fun Night of 2016 at Byron Health Center. BINGO was a ton of fun with several Byron Health Center Leadership Staff calling the numbers! There were prizes for winners and refreshments for all.
Open House & Community Celebration
Thank you for joining us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Byron Health Center being a licensed nursing home!
Our open house on the afternoon of Monday, October 10th, which is the also birthday of our namesake, Irene Byron, who was born on that date 134 years ago, also commemorated 100 years of our organization existing on this property as the original TB tent hospital was established in 1916 here on the corner of Carroll & Lima Roads.
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