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3 weeks ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

With a little bit of creativity, even household items can transform into fun carnival games! The residents of Pearls of Life had an amazing time playing cornhole, tossing rings on bottles, and chowing down on carnival-style popcorn. What a fun and entertaining afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I just finished reading Leotas Garden by Francine Rivers. Your ministry means more to me now than ever! Thank you for always seeking ways to stimulate your residents minds, not just babysit or worse keep them sedated. God bless all of you!!!

3 weeks ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Have you ever seen something this creative and exciting? Our Liberty Ridge residents had a blast with this fun and easy spin on a classic sport! Each wielding a short pool noodle, the residents used these fun foam tubes to bat a balloon back and forth. Afterwards, they participated in a fun aerobics exercise class. There's never a dull moment with these residents! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

If there's one thing you can count on at Runk & Pratt, it is that we will always throw the best birthday celebrations for our residents! This month at Smith Mountain Lake, we celebrated with the Saxy Keys who provided some upbeat tunes that let us dance the day away! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Our beloved aunt Agnes. Check our her big smiles Bell, Joanne, Sarah, Gwen Thompson. Love how she always looks so happy in Runk & Pratt 😍

I love to see so many smiles on the faces of my friends @ Runk and Pratt.

Our Nurse Practitioner, Nancy Overstreet, takes time to interact with one of our Memory Support residents. To our residents and staff at Runk & Pratt, it's the little things that make a big difference. ... See MoreSee Less

Our Nurse Practitioner, Nancy Overstreet, takes time to interact with one of our Memory Support residents. To our residents and staff at Runk & Pratt, its the little things that make a big difference.

 

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Nancy is so wonderful with the residents! Love her!

Love Nancy’s care of mom!

She is awesome!! So wonderful with my Mom.

I loved working there as a private sitter

Now hiring NA, CNA, LPN, and Med Tech full-time and part-time for all shifts at all of our communities! This Thursday and Friday (2/28 & 3/1) from 11AM to 4PM, Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities will be hosting a Job Fair at our Liberty Ridge location. Our friendly administrative team will be accepting all applications at the Job Fair, as well as conducting on-the-spot interviews, with potential for immediate job offers. If you are eager to become an important team member in a thriving and active senior living community, come ready with your resumes to meet our team. We can't wait to meet you! ... See MoreSee Less

Now hiring NA, CNA, LPN, and Med Tech full-time and part-time for all shifts at all of our communities! This Thursday and Friday (2/28 & 3/1) from 11AM to 4PM, Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities will be hosting a Job Fair at our Liberty Ridge location. Our friendly administrative team will be accepting all applications at the Job Fair, as well as conducting on-the-spot interviews, with potential for immediate job offers. If you are eager to become an important team member in a thriving and active senior living community, come ready with your resumes to meet our team. We cant wait to meet you!

 

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Brittany Cox

Danielle Bankz

Kristan Thurman

Julia Ryan

Brian. Runk is great to work for. I worked for him at the. Pres. Home many years ago until he opened his. Nursing homes

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Where is this located?

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You going?

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4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

From Robert Johnson, to Jimi Hendrix, to John Mayer, America has celebrated many amazing guitarists and songwriters. This month, on Guitar Day, our Forest residents enjoyed some guitar music from our very own Mike Whorley! Mike took requests from the residents as they appreciated his skill on the guitar. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Our residents at Leesville loved celebrating Valentine's Day with beautiful music from The Bates! Additionally, Leesville crowned its annual Valentine's Day King and Queen! It was truly a loving moment to be cherished by every resident! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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My dad was king for the day! Love it!

Looks like everyone had a great day!

4 weeks ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

The Pearls of Life at Liberty Ridge was bursting with love and happiness at our Valentine's Day Sweetheart Luncheon! On this special day, our residents were joined by their husbands and wives for a special Valentine's meal. What an incredible display of love at the Pearls of Life! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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What a wonderful day to feel the love!

1 month ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Last Friday marked the grand opening of our brand new “Amazon Rainforest” Snoezelen Room at The Pearls of Life. This room was the product of many months of planning and hard work from our very own in-house team of designers. Spearheaded by Chris Runk, this project provides a multi-sensory environment to memory care residents who might otherwise not receive sufficient daily sensory stimulation. The room is outfitted with a rainforest canopy featuring over 1200 LEDs, a Bose speaker flooding the room with calming music, four interactive fiber optic strands, three illuminated 55-gallon bubble tubes, a video projector, and realistic jungle tree trunks that are safe for residents to touch.

A Snoezelen Room is a Multi-Sensory Environment that provides a therapeutic setting and high levels of stimuli to residents who experience the room. Residents are able to enter and exit our Snoezelen Room as they please, free to enjoy its calming effects. The advantages of this room are fourfold: it promotes relaxation, sensory stimulation, mental development, and can even be used for therapy. The room increases communication between resident and caregiver as it decreases fear levels. The regularity and steadfastness of the stimuli within the room’s environment offer the residents a chance to learn and grow.

While dementia can often spur aggressive and destructive behavior, our Snoezelen room has been known to calm even the most aggressive of residents and improve their moods overall. Finally, this room increases the self-esteem of our residents, giving them the confidence to do while suppressing any potential self-apprehension. We are proud of our Snoezelen room and all it has to offer to our residents.
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Wher is this awesome facility

This is amazing💜💜💜💜💜

This is beautiful!! My mother had dementia and I know she would have loved this! God bless you for doing so much for those patients that need this uplifting environment!!

This was a good idea I miss working there

Thank you for doing this for the residents’ benefit......🌷

This is incredible! Thank you so very much, Brian and Vickie for the wonderful facilities you provide for Dementia and Alzheimer residents! You all are such a blessing to them and their families! Also, many thanks to Chris and the team that worked incredibly hard to make this happen!❤️❤️

Wow. This is great. I love the concept. This is my kind of space pre dementia or Alzheimer's. I hope to never need the service but if I do this is my Shady Pines. You heard me Cindy Trujillo.

We love it.

Absolutely Amazing..I💖it and I know the residents will enjoy this new Snoezelen room.

This is so cool.

This is an amazing room! The photos are beautiful, but fall way short of the beauty of both sight and sound that you experience when you walk into the room. It is a very beautiful, calming, and interesting environment. Well done!!

That looks amazing!!!

Fantastic ❤️❤️

This is so awesome for the residents.

Another great asset for the residents... I am so thankful we were introduced to "Pearls of Life"...

This is a great addition to Run 🎊and Pratt and a great addition for the memory care individuals.

My friend Renee's (Bonnie Buford) painted the wall murals. Beautiful job Bonnie!!

This is absolutely incredible!!

Absolutely beautiful and an even better addition for the residents

👏👏Congratulations to everyone that made all of this possible for their residents!! A job very well done!!

Just brilliant! 😍🙌🏻. Congratulations, Chris for a great creation!!

The room looks absolutely beautiful. All the residents love it 💜

That is fabulous!!!

This is Incredible!! I'm blown away!! Congratulations🎉🎉

This is amazing! Great job Runk and Pratt and Chris!!!

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Runk & Pratt at Smith Mountain Lake has just received an important award from the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. We were named "Health Services of the Year" for 2018 in the SML community. This award means a lot to us and to the hardworking members of our staff who give their all for this community every day. This award also comes at the perfect time, as we will continue to expand at SML in 2019, providing our award-winning brand of care to even more seniors than ever before. ... See MoreSee Less

Runk & Pratt at Smith Mountain Lake has just received an important award from the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. We were named Health Services of the Year for 2018 in the SML community. This award means a lot to us and to the hardworking members of our staff who give their all for this community every day. This award also comes at the perfect time, as we will continue to expand at SML in 2019, providing our award-winning brand of care to even more seniors than ever before.

 

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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!

Very well deserved ❤️

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congradulations

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Here a sneak peak inside the new Tower at our Smith Mountain Lake Community! We are offering great early incentives on our 17 studio and 3 studio suite's! Hurry and call 540.719.1300 for more information on how you can join our exciting SML Community as rooms and cottages are selling very quickly! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

We are so blessed to have such sweet and thoughtful seniors! Just a few days before Christmas, a group of Runk & Pratt residents visited the corporate office to surprise Brian, Vickie, and the entire office staff. Dressing up in their most festive attire, they shared quite a few songs with us and spread truly special holiday cheer. We hope everyone had a joyous holiday season, and we wish you a happy New Year! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Mackayla Schmidt and I had soooo much fun doing this!!!

3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Our creative staff and family members enjoyed designing resident doors with all kinds of Christmas theme's and decorations. It bought our residents so much joy to see all the different Christmas themes around every corner! Huge thank you to all the families and staff that participated and made our community extra special this Christmas season! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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WOW! So creative and beautiful! They should stay up for a long while!!

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Great work girls💕

Love these! Thank you!!!

Thanks to the staff who decorated these doors so beautifully

Very impressive!

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3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

We enjoyed spending time with our seniors at our Smith Mountain Lake community celebrating Christmas. Santa brought a little snow our way as he and Mrs. Claus made their way for a visit with us! We would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear -- which is exactly what our staff choir did at the Liberty Ridge Christmas Party! The residents enjoyed delicious Christmas treats, festive musical performances, and even a visit from Santa himself! This was certainly a Christmas celebration to remember! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Santa and Mrs. Claus made their way to our Leesville Road Community to celebrate with our seniors, family members and staff! After Santa checked his list twice, we are happy to report everyone made the nice list this year! Merry Christmas from all of us here at Leesville Road! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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What a wonderful Christmas visit by Mr. &Mrs. Claus an everyone is having a great time! Sweet Memories at Leesville Road R&P!

3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! Santa and Mrs. Claus made there way down from the north pole to join us at our Pearls of Life community for a Christmas celebration with residents, family and staff! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities

On Tuesday, November 27th, Pearls of Life hosted a special vow renewal ceremony for our residents! This heartwarming ceremony gave Runk & Pratt couples the opportunity to rededicate their marriages and commitments to one another. Seven wonderful couples took part in the ceremony, none of whom have been married less than 50 years. One couple has even been married for 70 years! We arranged our dining room to simulate a wedding chapel, complete with a center aisle, flowers from Entwined Events, and an officiant. We are proud of the couples who made this commitment and wish them a continued joyous future! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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So sweet! 💜

Precious

That’s Awesome! 💜

Beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing.

What a wonderful, love filled day!

So awesome!

Beautiful so glad I was apart of this💕💕💕

What a heartwarming thing to do!

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