August 14, 2019
Our Palm Garden Family lives by 5 values: Integrity, Respect, Commitment, Compassion and Service to Others. August is Service to Others Celebration Month.
We are proud to partner with Project Search, a non-profit organization to prepare young people with disabilities for success in integrated, competitive employment.
Yesterday was the 1st day of school for our Project Search students. We have 6 students! And an awesome dog who is a trained pet therapy dog. Over the next 9 months, the students will rotate between Dietary, Housekeeping, Laundry, Central Supply and Life Enrichment to learn skills that will one day lead to jobs throughout Jacksonville! This will be quite a challenge for the Palm Garden of Jacksonville family as we help these young people become independent members of our community. It is our honor.
April 15, 2019
The tongue is an important part of the human body. It assists us in our singing, speaking and tasting. We can use our tongue for good or evil. We can use it to build up, or to tear down. We can use it to encourage or discourage. Here is a question to ponder: Are you… Read more »
April 8, 2019
The gym was especially crowded today, and the regulars were there, some liking the workout and some struggling to complete their routine. The smiles of the staff and their “you can do it attitude” is contagious. Each physical therapist is hands-on, eyes on, and spot on with their residents. After the first round of exercises,… Read more »
March 11, 2019
Palm Garden proudly announces its 2018 CARE Award recipients. We celebrate their commitment and achievement. We recognize their empathy, love, and compassion. We celebrate their excellence in pursuit of respect, dignity, and service to others. We celebrate the life story of every guest, resident, and family member entrusted to our care by training and retaining… Read more »
February 12, 2019
“If life was fair would I be alone, during this time of my life? It is not fair and there is nothing that anyone can do about it.” As he smiled waiting for me to respond with something that echoed my lack of life experience, I just stared back at him. Then out of nowhere,… Read more »
January 31, 2019
Dear Palm Garden Family, I want you to meet Vera, a woman who calls Palm Garden home. Kala Fuhrmann, our Executive Director at Palm Garden of Gainesville explains: “One evening we were all at dinner and Vera told our fantastic CNA, Jamika Tuggerson, that she would like to have eyelashes just like hers. Jamika called… Read more »
December 28, 2018
Palm Garden recognizes its best and finest centers along with team members at our Annual Awards Meeting.
December 5, 2018
I want to share a Christmas Story. I was talking with a resident a few days ago and the subject of Christmas came up. The resident asked me about my favorite Christmas and I shared the story about the big Army Gun. We both laughed as I struggled to tell her the story without cracking… Read more »
November 30, 2018
I noticed a couple (probably in their mid-eighties) smiling at each other as they sat together. The husband is in a chair sitting very close to his wife who is in a wheelchair. Holding hands watching the hustle and bustle happenings around the nursing station. They were sitting there as if they were on their… Read more »
November 1, 2018
It was five years ago that a small group of leaders sat around a table and together with prayerful hearts decided what our goals were for Palm Garden. Out of that discussion evolved our Vision, Values and Mission Statement. That has been the bedrock of our success in becoming the premier provider in the state… Read more »