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Back to School … Back to Oz

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Our 2018 Wizard of Oz-inspired afternoon for “in need” students of the community as well as school-age children and grandchildren of staff on the Byron Health Center will take place on Saturday, August 11th, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. School-age children in need will ‘follow the yellow brick road’ to find backpacks and school supplies that they can use for this new school year.  We once again plan to provide 150 backpacks to those in need.  Stay tuned for more information.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Thank you!

Byron Health Center Car Show

 In Partnership with the Fort Wayne Corvette Club

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Funds raised to support Equestrian therapy at Byron Health Center

Thank you to everyone that braved the heat and come out to the new Byron Health Center Car Show. Members of the Fort Wayne Corvette Club (FWCC) were able to coax 63 cars to register for the full-fledged car show that families were able to enjoy.  The FWCC also brought out 27 of their highly coveted ‘Vettes’ to the Byron Health Center campus.  Visit for photos and information about how the car show went.

Generous sponsors of the event that deserve our thanks include Mobile Medical Home Care, Discount Tire, Dreammakers High Performance, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Rivers Edge Construction & Remodeling, Skyhigh Graphix, Nowak Supply, Summit City Chevrolet and New Haven Printing.

Health & Wellness Fair

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Thank You for Being Well

Thanks to each and every vendor that helped make our Health & Wellness Fair a great success by sharing products and information on how you can live a healthier lifestyle.

Vendors included Affordable Dentures, Alzheimer’s Association, Centier Bank, Healthy Hearing (with Nancy Lewis), GiveHear, Indiana Tech, Live On Goods, Lutheran Health Network Trauma, MoveWell from Healthcare Therapy Services (with Cathy Vasil), MedPartners, NAMI Fort Wayne, Operation F4, PNC Bank, Red Cross, Tobacco Free Allen County, Summit City Bike & Fitness and Tranquil Touch Spa.

Congratulations to all of the door prize winners.

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt


presented by MKM architecture + design

Thank you to all that attended as well as our generous sponsors and volunteers!

Inclement weather could have dampened the Easter Spirit, but several hundred children and their families still enjoyed our Eggstravaganza Community Easter Egg Hunt, albeit being indoors.  Children enjoyed booths with snacks and activities in the Eakin Family Room along with a very special visit from Peter CottonTail, the Easter Bunny, other local mascots including the Indiana Tech’s Maximus, Crazy Pinz Stryker the Parrot and the Three Rivers Festival’s Admiral Andy. The Summit City Cause-Players brought Snow White, Batman and other superheroes as well.

Generous sponsors of the event included MKM architecture + design, Havel – an EMCOR Company, HTS Healthcare Therapy Services, Mark & Lauren Prifogle from Grandview Pharmacy, Gordon Food Service, Core Benefits, Instate Welding Service, Familia Dental and Rosie Scranton. Candy and prizes for the event were provided in part by generous friends of Byron Health Center, including members of the Byron Health Center staff, the Fort Wayne Komets, the Fort Wayne Volunteer Center, Combustion Mechanical, Goodwill and Sam’s Club.  Thank you for attending.

Byron’s Got Talent

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Everyone Wins at Byron’s Got Talent

Special Recognition Awarded in Four Performance Categories at 5th Annual Byron Health Center Talent Show

Byron Health Center showcased the talents of residents and staff during the 5th annual Byron’s Got Talent event last Sunday, March 25th, in the Eakin Family Room at Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Rd on the north side of Fort Wayne. Fourteen different acts performed for a crowd of over 100 people. Performances ranged from singing, dancing to even poetry. The event featured both group and solo acts by residents and team members. The two-hour event was hosted by Fort Wayne’s very own Jack Hammer, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Festival. As a lifelong MC, entertainer and musician, Hammer has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in Rock & Roll.

Participating acts were assessed on performance, presentation, production and originality by several celebrity judges including WANE TV Chief Meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri, Fort Wayne CW Station Manager Barb Richards and Francine’s Friends’ Marita Dwight-Smith as well as a ‘super-secret’ Byron Health Center staff judge: Audra Guy. Performers competed for special recognition and an individual trophy, in one of four performance categories including Most Entertaining Solo Act, Most Entertaining group Act, Most Original Act and Audience Choice Act. All acts received trophies of participation and were considered winners by everyone who attended the event

“I’m just so proud of everyone that participated in Byron’s Got Talent,” said Byron Health Center Director of Life Enrichment, Nichole Miller. “We are so glad to showcase the many wonderful talents of our residents and staff!”

Mary House, Life Enrichment Specialist at Byron Health Center campus, received special recognition as the Most Entertaining Solo Act with her performance of Believe. Byron Health Center Life Enrichment Specialist Mellissa Greenwood, and her daughter Julia Schible, received special recognition as the Most Entertaining Group Act for their performance of Me Too. Another group consisting of Wayne Wroe and Beverly Kondas, residents of Byron Health Center, received special recognition as the Most Original Act with their performance of It’s Now Or Never. Miller’s Place resident Janel Welch received special recognition as the Audience Choice Act by performing I Feel The Earth Move. Miller’s Place is the Assisted Living Community on Byron Health Center’s campus.

A Night of Magic

Magic Show 2018

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.


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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!


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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