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Laurelwood resident receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Taekwondo Sports Association

Laurelwood Care Center at Elkton will honor one of its own on March 28 with a very special ceremony.

Buford ‘Bunky’ Herbert, who lives at the center, will be recognized for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Taekwondo Sports Association. He will be joined by family, friends and other members of the community.

Herbert had a desire to practice Taekwondo as a child and begin doing so at age 20. He taught the Korean martial art to his wife, children, and family and friends before opening his own studio in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and another in Baltimore.

Mr. Herbert, now 66, also has won several awards for kickboxing and was inducted into the North American Black Belt Hall of Fame. On Friday mornings, he teaches ‘chair karate’ to elder residents of the facility and says, ‘You are never too old to learn something new!’

– Ashley McCracken, Quality of Life Director

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Great team effort! The residents loved it and so did I. We were cheering the orange and yellow teams to victory. Tom (our administrator) was an awesome quarterback. Both teams played well.

“Laurelwood has given me a ‘second chance’ with their excellent rehab program. Thank you!”

—Mrs. Mary Smith, Elkton, MD

Laurelwood now offers a pulmonary rehab program with a full time respiratory therapist on staff. We accept patients with trachs, COPD, or CHF. Visit us for a personalized  tour and see our renovated private rooms . Those coming from the hospital are treated to  warm muffins at breakfast and homemade soups at lunch along with their hot meal. We offer physical therapy twice a day to help you regain your strength and return home as soon as you are able! We can also have all your medications ready upon discharge so you can return directly home with no pharmacy stop-over.

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This fall, about 170 Signature residents and caregivers traveled to Branson, Missouri for the annual resident vacation. For a glimpse of the action, check out the video below.

Sunday, July 21st, at 8:30 AM, six members of the “Laurelwood Cares” team participated in an area 5k in support of the Union Hospital Breast Cancer Center.

Over 300 area runners, walkers, and local businesses raised money in support of Union Hospital, in Elkton, Maryland and its Breast Health Center. The run was part of the Races 2 Run series that was held in conjunction with the Cecil County Fair at the Fair Hill State Natural Resources Area.

Laurelwood Care Center was proud to participate in the run and show direct support for Elkton area residents and our local hospital!

For more about Union Hospital, visit www.uhcc.com. For more about the Races 2 Run series, visit www.races2run.com.

July 25 at 6:00 PM Laurelwood Care Center residents will be presenting an Art Show open to the community.  Many residents are currently preparing to display a wide variety of artistic projects for families and area residents to see!  Some residents have been painting, while others will be displaying photos and drawings in a fun filled evening of art, snacks, and hospitality!  Please consider joining us.

Last week, Laurelwood celebrated National Nursing Home week in style.  Each day brought a host of wonderful events for residents and staff. Luncheons, games, and special events were spread throughout the week.  A special treat was the “Fun at the Fair” Carnival event.   The appearance of “The Juggling Hoffmans” made the carnival activities complete.  Cotton candy, popcorn, and many carnival style treats were shared by all that attended.

The evening of April 9th, Laurelwood was host to over 45 area veterans and their families.  Mr. William Fetzer, of Fetzer and Associates, presented information to a packed house on the often overlooked aid and attendance benefit.  Mr. Fetzer is an expert in the area of financial planning and benefits and was able to give many families additional information on how to make this benefit available.  All enjoyed a wonderful presentation and lovely refreshments.