Holy Thursday 2015

It was a worshipful family atmosphere as residents at The Bridge at Highland partook in the foot-washing and communion emblems in celebration of Holy Thursday.  The activity was put on by our Quality of Life team, who invited Pastor Victor Creasy of Halltown Baptist Church in Portland, TN, to lead out in the Holy Thursday services.  Pastor Creasy was joined by Alexis Mangrum, Anisia Castillo, and Jane Garcia—students at Highland Academy of Seventh-day Adventists—in providing a heartfelt service commemorating the last supper of Christ and His disciples, which takes place on the Thursday before Easter.

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Palm Sunday 2015

On Palm Sunday, a group of our elders, palm leaves in hand,  gather  to watch the “Triumphal Entry” scene portrayed from three great Jesus films:  Jesus of Nazareth, The Greatest Story Ever Told and The Gospel According to Matthew.  The scenes from Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-40; and John 12:12-19 were also read aloud.  Palm waving was not limited to the television monitor or  pages of scripture, as you can see from these pictures.

A Joyful Mind Maketh Age Flourishing!

While watching our Elders and student volunteers play a lively game I call “Hit the Big Plastic Blow-up Ball”, I was reminded of a timeless scripture proverb.  Most are probably familiar with the King James Version wording of Proverbs 17:22,   “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Oh how I love these words! They echo through my mind, transporting me back to my childhood, to the voices of my mother and father, who taught me well.  As you enjoy the pictures and video footage taken from the epic game you might find yourself asking, “If this isn’t a glimpse of a ‘merry heart’, what is?”

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Spirituality LearnFEST draws crowd for virtual learning conference


More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.

And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.

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The Bridge at Highland Participates in Signature HealthCare Department of Spirituality LearnFEST 2015!

On March 12 and 13 Signature HealthCare’s Department of Spirituality hosted a company wide LearnFest.  The LIVESTREAM LearnFest focused on the connection between Spirituality and physical healthcare.  Great topics that were covered included “The Power of the Ask”, in the context of prayer and miracle healings  and “Bringing Life Back to our People:  The Music & Memory Story”.  The Bridge at Highland participated during all all sessions.

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Career Fair



  • When: Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Where: Gallatin Civic Center (210 Albert Gallatin Ave, Gallatin, TN 37066)

We’re accepting applications for these positions:

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The Bridge hosts 2nd annual Wheelchair Super Bowl

Let’s get ready for some football!

Our game began with an elder, Mrs. Peggy starting us off with prayer. We were then treated to a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner by our very own Donnie, which he sang in his opera voice.

Game time! Mr. Mincey did our coin toss and the kickoff began. We had our cheerleading section full of elders that each had pompom and megaphones. One of our elders in the cheerleading squad, who had not been coming to activities at all because she’d rather just stay in bed, was very happy, smiling, and cheering both of our teams on.


More Than A Vacation

Since 2011 I have had the opportunity to travel with Elders to several different parts of the country. I have been fortunate enough to spend time with them doing various things as they live their dreams on a vacation experience of their choice.

Even after all of these years, the stories of hope, promise, and self confidence that erupt as a result of these mini vacations continue to inspire me.


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