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Green Valley Care Center fulfills resident’s life-long dream

Kay Champa meets the Kentucky Wildcats mascot.

On Dec. 15, 2018, April Davidson, activities director at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, fulfilled resident Kay Champa’s life-long dream of seeing a Kentucky Wildcat’s basketball game in person.

Champa, a long-term care resident diagnosed with muscular sclerosis, has been an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan her whole life...

Green Valley Care Center participates in Senior Games 2018

Resident Ethel Cundiff

On July 18, a group of residents from Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, participated in the 2018 Senior Games at Providence – a Diversicare Transitional Care Community in New Albany.

Seniors from five skilled nursing and rehab facilities in the area competed on facility teams in contests including corn hole, ring toss, basketball and trivia...

College students volunteer at Green Valley Care Center for MLK Day

A student helps resident Doris Robinson with a craft.

On Jan. 15, 2018, several students from Indiana University Southeast in New Albany spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day carrying on the Civil Rights leader’s spirit of service at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.

Sixteen students volunteered with the activities department....

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Green Valley Care Center

Carol Weaver, activity assistant, with her husband, Steve, as Mrs. Claus and Santa

On Dec. 20, 2017, residents at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, got a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Mrs. Claus (Carol Weaver, activity assistant) came by in the morning and read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” to the residents and served cookies and hot cocoa....

Green Valley Care Center resident receives guitar for Christmas

Bobby Stith from Opal’s Dream talks to resident Victor Crecelius as he holds his new guitar.

On Dec. 12, 2017, a dream came true for a resident at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana.

Victor Crecelius is a Vietnam War veteran who used to play the guitar. He is proud of having met Willie Nelson in person at one of his concerts....

Green Valley Care Center resident cares for garden and rabbits

Gene Thompson with one of the cucumbers from the garden

Gene Thompson, a resident at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, takes on a unique role at the facility.

Thompson, who lived on a farm near Taylorsville, Indiana, in his younger days, assists with caring for the garden in the facility’s courtyard. In summer 2017, the garden was lush with organic vegetables....

Green Valley Care Center wins Life Care’s Central Facility of the Year

Jesse Ray, executive director

Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, was named Life Care Centers of America’s Facility of the Year for its Central Division on Aug. 14, 2017.

The award was presented during Life Care’s annual management meeting, held at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. The award recognizes the facility as the premier location in Life Care’s Central Division....

Green Valley Care Center earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Green Valley Care Center

Green Valley Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in New Albany, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures....

Green Valley Care Center hosts first Alzheimer’s Foundation carnival

Tonya Morgan, business office manager, sells tickets.

On May 19, 2017, Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, hosted its first carnival to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

The carnival was held across the facility’s entry, and residents, associates and community members were invited to attend...

Green Valley Care Center residents play Senior Games

Green Valley Care Center participants

On May 31, 2017, a dozen residents from Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, attended the local Senior Games at the Salvation Army building in New Albany.

Several other skilled nursing facilities brought residents for some friendly competition and fun in Olympic-style games....