Spirituality LearnFEST draws crowd for virtual learning conference


More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.

And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.

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Signature’s urban centers celebrate Chinese New Year with multi-facility competition

Signature’s Urban Segment has been highlighting different cultures since September 2014 in the Quality of Life department. Every month a country is celebrated with weekly activities representing that specific country. Staff and residents learn about the culture which includes, crafts, food, language, famous landmarks, and learning about the customs and traditions.

China was highlighted during the month of February. Urban Indiana, Urban North, and Urban South celebrated the Chinese New Year on February 19, 2015. Each community in Urban created their own version of the Chinese dragon for their celebration. The top two dragons in each sub-segment were the winners!  The residents are still talking about the celebrations held at their communities.

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Signature HealthCARE – 2014 Year In Review


View the SHC 2014 Year In Review

Expansion. Adaptation. Innovation.

These words, in many ways, defined 2014 for Signature HealthCARE. The Revolution brought our total number of locations to 125. We welcomed new centers to the family and took pivotal steps to position SHC as an integrated care network capable of meeting health care needs across the full spectrum of care. We expanded into new business lines while continuing to enhance and invest in existing service offerings.

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SHC of South Bend presents ‘dine and learn’ for volunteers

Twenty-eight Signature Volunteers recently attended a “Dine and Learn” event. Denford Mujeye, SDS, addressed dementia, elder abuse and residents’ rights. Volunteers enjoyed basil tomato soup, turkey or beef mini-sub sandwiches, and to finish off the meal they had their choice of a raspberry-filled chocolate cupcake or pumpkin torte.

– Judith Matthews, Quality of Life Director

Happy Veterans Day From Signature HealthCARE


This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.

Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.

SHC of South Bend attends Veterans Day event

Residents of Signature of South Bend attended a Veterans Day Ceremony at Washington High School where those who served for our freedom were honored. The event included Washington High School’s Air Force JROTC Color Guard, Band and Gospel Choir.

The Honorable Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, was the guest speaker. He shared his experience in Pakistan, where he just returned from. It was doubly eventful for two of our residents who had attended and graduated from Washington High School. The highlight of the day was meeting and getting their picture taken with the Mayor. The residents were treated to homemade treats provided by the school’s soccer team. Other area nursing facilities also attended.

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SHC of South Bend to host Halloween safe house

The crew at Signature HealthCARE (SHC) of South Bend are packing on the pounds – pounds of candy that is!

We’re having a contest to see which department at SHC of South Bend donates the most candy for our upcoming Safe House Trick and Treating. This is an annual event for SHC of South Bend that gives local children a warm and safe place to trick and treat, and it brings smiles and laughter to the residents who reside here.

Our staff members also enjoy bringing their children to the event.

More to come…

– Judith Matthews, Quality of Life Director