The Bordeaux Striker 300s are the Wii bowling champions of the world (at least of Signature’s world)! Congrats to this great team for practicing and striving for great scores each round. Our group beat 35 other Signature facilities. Today, we celebrated with gold medals, a trophy, and a nice lunch of pizza and cupcakes. Go Bordeaux!
News & Updates
Ten years ago the Bordeaux Advocates provided the funding for the computer lab at Bordeaux. On March 17, 2016, the updated computer lab was officially dedicated with Stephen Francescon from Piedmont Gas Company attending, along with Bordeaux Advocates Board members and employees of Signature present. This project was made possible through the gracious provision of a grant submitted by the Bordeaux Advocates to Piedmont Gas Company. The Advocates are grateful to Piedmont and to Board member, Roger Armes, a long-time employee of Piedmont, who was instrumental in making this grant possible. All the old computers were removed and replaced by new computers, flat screens, and easy-to-read keyboards. Speakers and cameras were added to a few of the computers as well.
The Bordeaux Advocates is an organization that has worked inside Bordeaux for many years. Some of the past accomplishments of the Advocates include building the Pavilion and the gated area outside the secure unit. The Board meets monthly at Bordeaux to plan activities for the residents at Bordeaux and they are currently seeking new Board members. If you have interest in working on projects that improve the lives of the residents at Signature’s Bordeaux facility, please send completed application to Amelia Workman, Bordeaux Advocates (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dana Galuten (email@example.com) with Signature for more information.
-Amelia Workman, President of the Bordeaux Advocates
St. Patrick’s Day was a blast! Our chaplain and one of our nurses dressed up head to toe to spread some cheer, and took Bella, our resident pet therapy dog, around in a pot of gold to visit everyone!
In the afternoon, a young local dance group came to do some traditional Irish dances, tap dances, and River Dances. They were beautiful in their costumes. One of our chefs, Reba, made a homemade ice cream cake with Andes candies and York Peppermint patties inside. She decorated it beautifully, and it was eaten and enjoyed very quickly!
At Bordeaux we couldn’t think of a better way to spend this holiday than with our great residents!
The Bordeaux Striker 300s are on their way to winning the Wii Bowling tournament! This team of four residents practices a few times a week with the restorative staff, wears matching headbands, and love cheering each other on to victory. Even though practice gets a little competitive at times, Jon (one of the Bordeaux Striker 300’s) will remind the group, “Hey, we are all on the same team here!”
Signature Healthcare has put together a tournament bracket, and we have made it to the Elite Eight. Watch out, world!
It has been a blast to see how much effort this group puts into getting consistent high scores. They like to check out the next competitors and watch their name move closer to the championship spot on the bracket.
Bowling is a sport for people who have talent to spare.
Thursday, March 17, FROM 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
Stop by our career fair, located at 1414 County Hospital Road Nashville, TN 37218. We will have onsite interviews and refreshments.
All of December seemed to be one long celebration. We had great entertainers, food, and parties all month. Our Angel Tree for the residents was a success. There were generous donations from our community to make sure that Christmas was exciting, and each person got the special gifts that they wanted.
Our staff was amazing while we passed out gifts. We all took our time to make sure that each resident enjoyed opening the gifts and we shared in the excitement. It was a large project to organize gifts for almost 230 people, but it was completely worth every second. Many staff commented that it was truly rewarding and fun to see their faces light up when they received exactly what they asked for this holiday!
Christmas morning, Chaplain Bud, Quality of Life staff, volunteers, dietary, and housekeeping came together to make pancakes, sausage, and bacon for the staff and residents to enjoy together. We didn’t know that it would turn into a karaoke party, but no one complained! There were some good renditions of “This Christmas” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” People couldn’t contain their dance moves!
It was beautiful for me to spend Christmas with so many people that I love.
We want to thank Hard Rock Café for their generosity, musical talent, and time. The staff at the famous restaurant made a large amount of food for our residents. They also had their wait staff and bartenders perform songs for the crowd! Some of our residents couldn’t resist asking for the microphone to sing some requests on their own! Hard Rock served all of the residents and made sure their day was extra special. It was very kind for them to think of us and donate food and fun servers.
Thursday, January 21, FROM 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
Stop by our career fair, located at 1414 County Hospital Road Nashville, TN 37218.
Congratulations to all of you who worked so hard to make yesterday a special moment in the lives of our veterans here at Bordeaux. It was a great day to remember and to show our special appreciation those who served our country.
Everything was designed to be meaningful to the veterans in attendance. The National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance were especially meaningful to everyone there. When you see older veterans struggle to rise so they can face the flag, you can understand the meaning of what took place yesterday.
TAPS was played in honor of those who have fallen and to allow special reflection. That was followed by a Moment of Silence. The room was full, but you could have heard the proverbial pin drop. The silence was deafening during those moments. It was a powerful day of emotions. Every veteran’s name was called and each had a special framed certificate with a special pin prepared for them.
Celebrating Thanksgiving all week was a lot of fun. On Tuesday, we did a few Turkey Trot related events. First, our chaplains held a morning prayer around the amazing teepee (made by our resident artist, Glenn, and one of our best maintenance men, Joe). Therapy had a turkey themed obstacle course to help work on range of motion and mobility. There were turkey tracks running from the gym to the area for our big meal.
Before our big lunch, staff residents and family members danced to “The Wobble.” The room for our meal was decorated in fall colors and Thanksgiving table arrangements. We wore fun hats, ate, laughed, and enjoyed being in each other’s company.
On Wednesday, the chaplains and Quality of Life hosted a karaoke party. Residents and stakeholders bonded while belting out songs. One of the most exciting parts of the show was when a few stakeholders sang and rapped “Ice Ice Baby!” There were great duets with one staff member and one resident.
River Road Church held their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on the R-2 unit. They made homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, casserole, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and banana pudding. Family and friends, along with the members of the church, came to serve and eat together. The dayroom was decorated beautifully by Michelle (from Quality of Life).
Thursday was great! Family members were present all day. Chef Luis and the dietary staff made sure that all visitors and staff were able to eat for free. The chaplains held a service and prayer to discuss the true meaning of the holiday and being thankful. There were musical guests, hugs and a feeling of family all around.
Happy Thanksgiving! We at Bordeaux are thankful for the joy that our residents bring us every day.