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.
Waldron Rehabilitation & Healthcare's observations of both National Wear Red Day
American Heart Month are focused on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. "To
awareness, we will be holding several fun events for our resident's and staff,"
Nicole Clapp, Administrator of Waldron Rehab & Healthcare.
"These include themed celebrations including Don't Go Bacon My Heart, I Need
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
- Low levels of HDL cholesterol
- Mild to moderate high blood pressure
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
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
The three organizations above will collect the coats from drop-boxes in
and provide them to families who are in need of jackets, snowsuits, and other
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
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 &
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
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.