Rogersville, TN. (Oct. 10, 2014) â€“ Residents from Signature HealthCARE of Rogersville recently got a chance to flex their creative filmmaking skills â€“ and it paid off.
The local nursing home and rehabilitation center is proud to announce that it recently took home top honors in Signature HealthCAREâ€™s fourth annual Hometown Film Festival Award. Residents and staff members at SHC of Trimble County won the award in the â€œBest Musical Filmâ€ category. The film was titled â€œThe Wizards of Eden.â€
As a festival winner, the facility will receive funds towards a vacation for a group of its residents. This is also the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken an annual resident vacation.
Each of the past three years, a group of residents from Signatureâ€™s rural facilities have had the opportunity to travel â€“ first to Walt Disney World, then Myrtle Beach, and last year, to Branson, Missouri. This year, Signature opted for a different approach and took a series of smaller vacations, taking into account many residentsâ€™ â€˜dream vacationsâ€™ in an effort to better accommodate their preferences. Many of these residents havenâ€™t been on a vacation in years, and some have never left their hometown or home state. This yearâ€™s vacations include Boston, Atlantic City, Panama City Beach, Gatlinburg and a return trip to Walt Disney World.
Both the film festival and the annual vacations fall under the companyâ€™s Quality of Life programming, which is designed to keep residents active and excited by continuing to provide new experiences. â€œThe Wizards of Eden,â€ along with films created by other nursing centers, can be viewed online HERE.
â€œWe are so proud of what our residents and team created, and honored to receive this award,â€ said facility Administrator/CEO Bret Brown. â€œNot only does this provide a fun, creative outlet for our residents, but it also is making dreams come true by providing them with a vacation. They canâ€™t wait!â€