Markwell Helps Make Kathy Moore’s Dream a Reality

casey health care centerOn Thursday, September 17, the Casey Health Care Center hosted its yearly Open House, but it also hosted a special event for an extraordinary lady.

Kathy Moore was an administrator at the health center, starting back in 2002. During her time there, she helped develop a dementia unit and often decorated rooms to help residents feel more at home. One of the last initiatives she was working on was to create a garden. However, a brain cancer diagnosis halted her work and put her in the very center she helped create. Just hours before she passed away, the center finally broke ground on the gardening project.

The September 17 event at the center included a ribbon cutting for the Legacy Lane Garden, in memory of Casey Health Care Center’s devoted administrator. Kathy’s grandchildren cut the ribbon to officially open the garden. Kathy’s family members were in attendance, including her husband Philip and children Benjamin, Kimberly, and Elizabeth.IMG_1935

In the garden, Adams Memorial in Charleston partnered with Markwell Funeral Home to set a bench to commemorate Moore’s work, with the inscription “Kathy’s Dream.” Because of Kathy’s vision, the nursing home residents at the health center will now enjoy a beautiful garden and be able to revel in the outdoors, with landscaping done by Scotty’s Garden & Furnace in Casey.

During the event, there was beautiful background music provided by John Crouch, as well as entertainment for children to enjoy, like a bouncy house. Other activities included a cake walk, refreshments, and a “dive-for-money-in-the-straw” dig.

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