Since opening in 1991, Heritage Hall-Laurel Meadows has lived by the motto “Our family exists to care for yours.” It has been that attitude and kind of care that has helped the Laurel Fork facility build momentum toward its 25th anniversary celebration on Sept. 17.
Heritage Hall–Laurel Meadows is celebrating 25 years of service to the communities of Carroll, Patrick and Floyd counties on Saturday, September 17 at Heritage Hall, 16600 Danville Pike in Laurel Fork starting at 10 a.m. and going through late afternoon. Heritage Hall is inviting everyone to help celebrate this great occasion by coming out to the facility and enjoying food, music, crafts, and fun! Carolina Crawdads, a popular bluegrass band, will be performing at 11 a.m.
As part of the quarter-of-a century celebration, Heritage Hall-Laurel Meadows would like to recognize three employees that have been with the business since the first year of operation. These three staff members are Brenda Conner, the Business Office Manager, Billie Jo McPeak, Medical Records Clerk, and Vivian Alderman, Dietary Services.
“The facility is a wonderful place to live and to work because of the dedicated and loyal staff members we employ in all departments,” said Administrator W.C. Darnell. “Our patients make the facility a welcoming home, and I feel blessed to be a part of this great Heritage Hall–Laurel Meadows family.”
Since the beginning, Heritage Hall-Laurel Meadows has been recognized for several local, state, and national awards. Boasting the most current awards of recognition to the Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing facility are the 2016 National Award of Excellence for Superior Commitment to Customer Satisfaction, 2015 American Health Care Association National Silver Quality Award, and 2015 Outstanding Survey Performance presented by American HealthCare, LLC.
“There have been many changes over the years, but the one constant that remains is the loving, caring, dedicated staff that cares for each resident with love and respect just like our mission states, “Our Family Exists to Care for Yours,’” said Brenda Conner, Business Office Manager.
The facility now offers out-patient therapy services to the community and there is an extensive activities program that maintains an exceptional quality of life inside and outside the facility. This is offered through outings to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, local zoo trips, dining trips, and shopping outings. In the facility, Heritage Hall-Laurel Meadows hosts music jam sessions, indoor corn hole and bowling tournaments, and the much-loved and classic bingo sessions.
Families are always encouraged and supported in their involvement with their loved ones care and activities as well. Heritage Hall- Laurel Meadows hosts numerous family dinners and activities throughout the year. You will find that staff has been passionate in creating intergenerational programs by inviting younger children into the facility for Easter Egg Hunts, Halloween Trick or Treating as well as other events.
Although it is a rural facility, residents enjoy the peaceful setting of 20 acres. The Holstein Steers neighbors owned by local neighbor Keith Dalton even show up from time to time. Upon visiting the facility, you will be greeted by a warm, inviting atmosphere, and staff that is always friendly and approachable. Residents are always neatly dressed and groomed. The facility is clean, bright and modern with a pleasant aroma. Heritage Hall-Laurel Meadows encourages people to visit anytime; stop by, experience and feel the difference.
The facility is so unique and well-respected, it is the only Heritage Hall out of 17 that isn’t named after its exact location (Laurel Meadows was named that way to represent its connections to both Laurel Fork and Meadows of Dan). For additional questions or more information, call April Bowman at (276) 398-2117.
Allen Worrell can be reached at (276) 779-4062 or on Twitter@AWorrellTCN