Area Couple Counts on Home Health; New Office Opens in Lucas.

Area Couple Counts on Home Health; New Office Opens in Lucas.

SunPorch Smith News
Bill Berger realizes he can “get into a lot of trouble real fast,” which is why he appreciates Lincoln Park Home Health services. The Lucas man suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and has relied on home-health care for about a year. Lincoln Park works in collaboration with SunPorch of Smith County to provide these services. Its new office is located at 226 S. Main in Lucas. “I have real difficulty breathing,” Berger said. “But they monitor it very closely. My doctor and the home-health nurses stay in contact with me and with one another all the time.” Berger’s wife, Celia, has health issues related to neuropathy and also relies on home health. The Bergers have medical equipment at home and a nurse visits at least once a week. “However,”…
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Public invited to SunPorch of Smith County dedication/groundbreaking

Public invited to SunPorch of Smith County dedication/groundbreaking

SunPorch Smith News
[caption id="attachment_1586" align="alignright" width="456"] This illustration depicts a Green House, which will be part of the SunPorch of Smith County new construction.[/caption] A new era in long-term-care services will be launched Wednesday, Aug. 22, with the official dedication/groundbreaking for SunPorch of Smith County, Administrator Tammy Pettijohn said. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. at the construction site south of the new Smith County Memorial Hospital (SCMH). Attendees are asked to use the Kansas Avenue entrance. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the one-year construction project and how Smith and area counties will benefit. Refreshments will be served. “This innovative-design project has received a wide range of support throughout the Smith County community,” Pettijohn said. “Because of this coordination, SunPorch is creating new homes for more than…
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Smith Center woman returns long-lost ring to SunPorch elder

Smith Center woman returns long-lost ring to SunPorch elder

SunPorch Smith News
When Bonnie Sollner lost her wedding ring a number of years ago, she and her son, Steve, looked everywhere. At least they thought they did. Little did they know the ring would turn up years later – thanks to a local acquaintance. The ring was recently discovered in the 2007 Buick the Sollners sold to Arleta Conaway, Smith Center. Conaway discovered the ring while she was looking for an item she had lost in the same car. Sollner, 87, is an elder at SunPorch of Smith County, a long-term-care residence. She has lived there since September 2011, which was near the time the ring went missing. “Bonnie and Steve went to Center Cup (now Second Cup Café). But when she got out of the car, she noticed the ring was…
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