A Tour of Italy!






January 31, 2015, Terry Lynch, Director of Spirituality and Calvary Independent Baptist Church, hosted a night of fun for the seniors of Obion and Lake County. The theme was “A Tour of Italy”.

The evening began with a candle light Italian dinner, then games, an auction, and a comedy skit starring two Italian beauties. The evening was complete with a performance by the church’s drama team.

The Blessing of Sunday School!


Dietary Cook, Doris Robinson, is a children’s Sunday School Teacher at Ridgely Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She was very excited about news she received that she was going to have several Sundays off of work.

She shared this news with Terry Lynch, The Director of Spirituality. She was excited to have the opportunity to teach on Sunday, February 1. Terry made plans with Doris to attend the Sunday School class and surprised them with breakfast.

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Signature HealthCARE – 2014 Year In Review


View the SHC 2014 Year In Review

Expansion. Adaptation. Innovation.

These words, in many ways, defined 2014 for Signature HealthCARE. The Revolution brought our total number of locations to 125. We welcomed new centers to the family and took pivotal steps to position SHC as an integrated care network capable of meeting health care needs across the full spectrum of care. We expanded into new business lines while continuing to enhance and invest in existing service offerings.

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The Joy In Serving






The Bridge at Ridgely co-hosted with Calvary Independent Baptist Church of Hornbeak to sponsor, cook, and serve a meal on Wednesday, December 17th at the Salvation Army.

Terry Lynch, Director of Spirituality, says, “This was an opportunity to meet needs and minister in the community.

We were blessed to serve and feed 121 people and give back to the community what the Lord has blessed us with.  On behalf of The Bridge and Calvary Baptist Church, it was an honor to be a part of such an awesome ministry. May we never forget the cause to serve others.”

Rolling Thunder Visits The Bridge at Ridgely

Table at Rolling Thunder

On Tuesday, December 10th, The Bridge at Ridgely was honored to have Rolling Thunder visit their center. Rolling Thunder is a motorcycle organization made up of both veterans and non-veteran members alike who volunteer their time touring the United States to bring attention to the United States 86,000 POW/MIA that have been left behind from every war beginning with Vietnam. The organization has 90 chartered chapters whose main philosophy is “We will never forget.” Their organization has not only brought attention to the issue, but they are also responsible for championing the Missing Service Personnel Act of 1993.

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Tiptonville Christmas Parade–First Place Winners!

Christmas Float 2014

On December 8th, we participated in the Tiptonville, Tennessee Christmas Parade. We even won the first place “The Mayors” award! Elder Robert Johnson, a former Memphis area DJ, was equipped with a microphone and speaker and entertained the crowd with singing, humor, and his overall jovial attitude. The float, named “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” was beautifully decorated and included our elders, stakeholders, and their children.

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The Bridge welcomes hundreds for post-parade tree lighting ceremony

The Bridge at Ridgely welcomed approximately 300 community members Saturday night to their Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The facility’s dining room, filled to capacity, was the center of all the excitement with visits from Santa, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and hot cocoa and cookies baked by the dietary department. The event, which was a joint effort between The Bridge and the city of Ridgely, immediately followed the town’s Christmas parade.

Several city officials were present for the event and distributed trophies to the winners of the different parade categories, with The Bridge’s float winning second place for their “Twas The Night Before Christmas” theme. Some of the special guests were Brenda Crittendon, Alderman and Parade Chairman; Ridgely Mayor Steve Jones and his wife, Kathy; and  Lake County Mayor Denny Johnson and his wife, Linda.

The Bridge at Ridgely is a 100-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center operated by Signature HealthCARE, based in Louisville, KY.

– Ashley Smith, Admissions/Marketing

The Bridge at Ridgely honors local veterans

The Bridge at RidgelyThe Bridge at Ridgely hosted a Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 11 to honor residents and community members for their service in the armed forces.

The Bridge is a 100-bed skilled and long term care facility with expertise in short term physical, occupational and speech therapies. It is also a Serenity HealthCARE facility which specializes in caring for those suffering from Dementia or related diseases. The facility is operated by Signature HealthCARE, based in Louisville, Ky.

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Veterans Day Celebration

On November 11th, 2014, approximately forty residents and community members celebrated Veterans Day at The Bridge at Ridgely. Our program honored each of our veteran residents with a plaque that will be permanently displayed on the front of the facility.

Lisa Taylor of Aseracare Hospice presented certificates to each veteran. An American flag pin was also given to each veteran and a picture was taken to be given to each veteran or his or her family members. Everyone who came to celebrate with us was offered refreshments after the event.

We’re proud to be home to so many brave men and women at The Bridge at Ridgely. Also, we want to say a special thanks to Blair Reynolds (Quality of Life Director), Lisa Taylor (Aseracare Marketing Rep), and Gene Forrest (American Legion) for all their hard work.

God bless America and those who served to keep us free!