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Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Observes "National Wear Red Day" to Promote Heart Disease Awareness

Skilled Nursing Facility Staff Begins a Month of Cardiovascular Health Awareness By Donning Red for Heart Health on Feb. 3

February 7, 2023

The staff at Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, the 66-bed subacute and skilled nursing facility, showed their support in the fight against heart disease by donning red attire on National Wear Red Day, observed on Friday, February 3. The initiative is part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to spread heart health awareness.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and largely preventable. To help reduce this toll, February is also American Heart Month , a time for the entire community to focus on improving cardiovascular health.

Red Day Photo

Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare's observations of both National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month are focused on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. "To help raise awareness, we will be holding several fun events for our resident's and staff," said Nicole Clapp, Administrator of Waldron Rehab & Healthcare. "These include themed celebrations including Don't Go Bacon My Heart, I Need S'more Coworkers Like You, and You Make My Heart Pop."

Effects of Heart Disease on Women

Heart disease affects women differently than men, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Factors that can raise women's risk of coronary heart disease more than that of men include:

  • Diabetes
  • Low levels of HDL cholesterol
  • Mild to moderate high blood pressure
  • Smoking


Photo Caption: Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center staff participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 3 to raise heart disease awareness with its residents, staff, and community.

November 3 to 17: Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Holding First Annual Coat Drive to Benefit Local Children in Need

Skilled Nursing Facility Soliciting New and Used Kids' Coats for Three Local Youth Organizations

November 10, 2022

WALDRON, Ind. - Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, the skilled nursing facility in Waldron, Ind., is holding its first annual kids coat drive from November 3 to 17, 2022. Anyone interested in donating new or gently used children's coats can drop them off at three local organizations that will distribute them to kids in need.

"Managing this coat drive is very much in keeping with our skilled nursing center's commitment to be a good community neighbor," said Nicole Clapp, Waldron Rehab's administrator. "We know that by distributing these coats to local people in need, our event partners will play an active role in helping community kids and their families."

Anyone with spare children's coats, in sizes ranging from infant to young adult, are encouraged to drop them off at any of these locations in Shelbyville:

  • Head Start Program, 1609 S. Miller Street
  • Shelbyville Boys Club, 710 S. Miller Street
  • Waldron Elementary School, 306 East Street
Coat Drive Photo

The three organizations above will collect the coats from drop-boxes in their lobbies and provide them to families who are in need of jackets, snowsuits, and other cold-weather clothing.

Waldon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center hosts a variety of yearly events to benefit the community. Past events have included Easter egg hunts and visits from the Easter Bunny; Halloween trunk or treats; Big Wheels races with the kindergarten class; and drive-through holiday lights and decorations.

About Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center

Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is a 79-bed skilled nursing facility in Waldron, Ind., providing long-term care, short-term care, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehab-to-home, speech therapy, hospice care, respite care, and a secure memory care unit. The center is currently accepting new admissions for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. For further information, please contact Ben Hoff at 765-525-4371.


Photo Caption: Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is holding a community coat drive Nov. 3 to 17. Drop boxes to donate used coats are located at three locations in Shelbyville: Waldron Elementary School (school staff pictured with drop box), Shelbyville Head Start program, and the Shelbyville Boys Club.

Waldron Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center to host "Trunk-or-Treat"

Oct 21, 2022

Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is hosting a family friendly "Trunk-or-Treat" from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. The free event will be held in the parking lot of the skilled nursing facility at 505 N. Main St., in Waldron, Ind.

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