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Resident surprises wife of 65 years with an anniversary party

The Shannons with four of their children and Lee’s dogs

True love has no expiration date, and Dorothy and Lee Shannon’s marriage of 65 years depicted a beautiful picture of true love.

Lee Shannon came to Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, for the Butterflies are Free program, Life Care’s end-of-life program...

Life Care of Osawatomie takes in Olathe center’s patients on New Year

Tammy Conner quote

This winter’s extreme low temperatures have taken a toll on buildings around the country, including Kansas.

On New Year’s Day 2018, residents at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Olathe had to evacuate due to water pipes freezing and breaking. Sherry Barry, business development director for Life Care Centers of America’s Plains Region, heard about the facility’s need...

Life Care Center of Osawatomie helps after local senior housing fire

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When a local senior living apartment complex was evacuated due to a fire two days before Thanksgiving 2017, Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, played a major role in assisting the displaced residents.

Associates hurried to the building to bus the seniors to a local auditorium, the designated meeting place for the tenants. Associates also assisted in the auditorium, bringing food and blankets and helping to assess needs....

Life Care Center of Osawatomie helps patient start a new life

Teresa Covey with the key to her new apartment

Teresa Covey was living in Chanute, Kansas, with a friend when she fell down several stairs and broke her back.

Covey had back surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and unfortunately, due to the financial setback, she lost everything, from her car to items she had in a storage unit. She came to Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, on Nov. 16, 2016....

Life Care Center of Osawatomie residents go camping

Tammy Conner, activity director, with resident Agnes Green

It was a peaceful night. A small group slumbered in a small cabin in the woods after an evening of fun in the fresh outdoor air.

These were no ordinary campers, however. These were seniors from Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas....

Life Care Center of Osawatomie hosts Seventh Annual Wings and Wheels

Resident Doris Watson throws her hands up in the air.

On Sept. 27, 2017, residents, associates and family members gathered at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, for the Wings and Wheels bike show. 

Twenty-five motorcycles lined up in the parking lot, and residents were able to go on rides, courtesy of the American Legion Riders Chapter 156....

American Legion Riders active at Life Care Center of Osawatomie

Resident Dan Monroe, a Navy veteran, with members of the American Legion Riders

For the last four years, the American Legion Riders Chapter 156 in Paola, Kansas, has been an active participant in the lives of veterans who live at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.

This group of children and grandchildren of veterans assists vets in the area.

Lena Phillips turns 102 at Life Care Center of Osawatomie

Lena Phillips, center, with her daughter, Wanda Chisam

On Feb. 12, 2017, Lena Phillips turned 102 at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.

Phillips’s family threw a birthday party for her with more than 50 family members (spanning five generations) and friends stopping by to visit....

Life Care Center of Osawatomie holds associate chili cook-off

Resident judges (seated) Billie Spellman, left, and Donna Miller, right, with cook-off winner Pamela Hennigh, receptionist

On Oct. 7, 2016, eight associates at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, prepared their favorite recipes for the facility’s chili cook-off!

Residents who serve on the dining committee judged the entries, which included traditional chili, two white chicken chilis and one steak chili. They were able to sample and choose their favorite.

Life Care Center of Osawatomie residents compete in Senior Olympics

Three Life Care Center of Osawatomie residents won first place.

On June 3, 2016, nine local senior living facilities, including Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, participated in the first Miami County Senior Olympics.

Ten residents from Life Care Center of Osawatomie competed in the events at Osawatomie High School. Contests included bean bag toss, ball toss, ring toss, bowling, horseshoes, wheelchair races, watermelon seed spitting and hog calling. The team wore coordinating T-shirts with the facility logo that said, “We are retired, not expired!”