From Our Blog
In 1978, Congress passed legislation making the Sunday after Labor Day the official Grandparent’s Day. The statute cites the day’s purpose is in part, “to honor grandparents, to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.”
Sam Hutchinson, a resident of McCrite Plaza Topeka, will participate in the Honor Flight Kansas-Student Edition from Central Heights High School that departs June 5th for Washington, D.C. Sam, an infantry Instructor stationed at Fort Riley, trained servicemen to fight in Korea during his service years beginning in 1952. After Sam was discharged as a Corporal he made his home with his wife and family in Topeka.
As reported in our blog on March 20, 2017, Assisted Living resident Harold Facklam was honored by the Kansas Health Care Association with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Harold was recognized for donating over 32 gallons of whole blood throughout the last 68 years. The award earned him a front page story in the Topeka Capital Journal and from there was picked up nationally. The story has appeared in places such as The New York Times, MSN, ABC News, and most recently was featured on the television show, Late Night with Seth Meyers.
McCrite Plaza Topeka employees Melanie Butler, Administrator, and Hasani “Shawn” Britt, Environmental Services, took home top honors at the 2016 Kansas Health Care Association and Kansas Center for Assisted Living 66th Annual Convention in Wichita on October 27, 2016.
More than a dozen staff, family and friends of McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff laced up their tennis shoes to walk in the Oct. 2 Kansas City “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” Collectively, they gathered $3,832.00 in pledges and donations, and walked in honor and memory of loved ones.