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Byron’s Got Talent 2019 cube

Byron’s Got Talent

Showcasing Hidden Talents of Residents and Team Members

Byron Health Center will highlight the many talents of residents and team members during the 6th annual Byron’s Got Talent event on Sunday, March 24th 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 team members who wanted to be involved in Byron’s Got Talent went through a try-out process. Eighteen acts were secured to perform, including both groups and solo efforts. 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.

Byron’s Got Talent highlights the many wonderful talents of our residents and team members, some of which may have been hidden for quite some time,” stated Byron Health Center’s Director of Life Enrichment, Chris Buckland. “I can’t wait for the participants’ performances which 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 WANE TV’s Nicholas Ferreri and Parkview Health’s Marita Dwight-Smith, 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 will receive 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

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presented by MKM architecture + design

Start Your Easter Egg Search a Day Early!

Byron Health Center will again host an Eggstravaganza Community Easter Egg Hunt presented by MKM architecture + design on the Byron Health Center Campus grounds on the day before Easter, Saturday, April 20th, 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, Crazy Pinz Stryker the Parrot, Purdue Fort Wayne’s Don the Mastodon 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.

Generous sponsors of the event include MKM architecture + design, Mental Health America In NE Indiana, Rosie Scranton and Combustion Mechanical. Candy for the event will be provided in part by generous friends of Byron Health Center and members of the Byron Health Center staff.

The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend.

Health & Wellness Fair

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.

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.

Byron Health Center Car Show

 In Partnership with the Fort Wayne Corvette Club

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.

Back to School … Back to Oz

Back to School Back to Oz 2018 thank you

Approximately 150 school-age members of the community registered online to ‘follow the yellow brick road’ to find backpacks and school supplies that they can use for this new school year.  Ivy Tech was also be on hand to explore future plans with as well as the Boy Scouts, Giving Teens Grace, Integrity Physical Therapy, Allen County Juvenile Center and the Fort Wayne Sport Club.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: MKM architecture + design, Menard’s (Southtown Crossing), Core Benefits, Fort Wayne Downtown Kiwanis Club and Instate Welding Services.


Halloween Trunk-O-Treat 2018 art thank you sponsor rec

What can be better than cars and candy bars?  Thank you for coming out the Byron Health Center parking lot for activities and trick or treating in a safe environment.  We hope that you had fun!

Candy for the Trunk-O-Treat presented by MKM architecture + design  and HTS Therapy Services was generously provided in part by several Byron Health Center friends and partners, including Combustion Mechanical, Core Benefits, D&B Copy Systems, Goodwill, Gordon Food Service, Grandview Pharmacy, Medline, Nutrition Services, PNC Bank and the Downtown Kiwanis, as well as members of the Byron Health Center staff.

Thank you also to our generous sponsors: MKM architecture + design, HTS Therapy Services, ProStrip Professional Metal Refinishing, Indiana Tech, Familia Dental and Instate Welding Services.

Christmas Gift Angel Parties


Thank you so much to all of our Christmas Gift Angels!


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