Lee County Care and Rehab is Our Newest Registry Member!

November 14, 2017
Suzette Molina

Lee County Care and Rehabilitation in Beattyville, KY  joined the Eden Registry on November 6, 2017. This small county home is located along the middle fork of the Kentucky River in the quaint town of Beattyville, Kentucky.  Beattyville is best known for its Woolly Worm festival, where they celebrate the local culture, artists and craftsmen. The town comes alive, and the Elders enjoy creating a float each year and participating the parade. They are so dedicated to the project that they have won best float 6 out of 7 years.

This town is rich in tradition. Each year, the high school students stop by to visit the home on their way to prom. The Elders will gather and the students, in their tuxedos and gowns, will parade through with an introduction, stop for pictures with family members, and get their picture taken for the local newspaper. The local Head Start program also brings children around each Halloween, so that the Elders can participate in a Trick-Or-Treating with the children.  Each week there are multiple church services that come in from the community to have fellowship and worship. There is also a beauty and barber shop — a great gathering spot to catch up with each other while getting their hair done. Elders also have access to a gym where they can watch TV while working out.

Each day is a new day with lots of choices and delicious food. Elders arise to the smells of fresh coffee, bacon, biscuits and gravy. All meals are served family style in colorful dishes placed in the center of the table for all to enjoy. The drinks are cold, the food is hot, and the conversation is lively . Employee care partners have consistent assignments in each of the neighborhoods, so they can deepen their relationships with each and every Elder.  Together, employees and Elders often sit and enjoy a snack or play games with each other. If you are looking for a little treat during the day, you can stop by the self-serve ice cream machine or the Elder-managed general store. They have a variety of delights to satisfy your mid-afternoon cravings.

As you pull up to the home, you will notice the gorgeous flowers and Bradfield Pear trees that line the streets. Out back, there is a butterfly garden and a view of the Kentucky River where Elders fish during the warmer months. With all of this variety, it is clear why this organization is alive with connectedness, meaning, joy and well-being for all!

 

 

 

 

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