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Navy Veterans Reconnect After 55 Years

CJ and Larry

August 26, 2019

We had visitors this weekend, CJ and Doris. CJ came to visit our resident Larry. CJ said he and Larry were in the Navy together in the 60's. The last time he saw Larry was in 1964. 

For years, he had tried to track down Larry without any luck. One day, he received a phone call from someone who was questioning folks that served in the navy to see if they had suffered from asbestos poisoning. During this phone call, CJ asked the guy who else he was contacting, to see if he recognized any of the other names. When he mentioned Larry’s name, CJ asked for his contact information since he had been unable to reach him. He said he was in the same predicament and unable to reach anyone at the address he had on file. CJ asked for the address anyways and wrote a letter to be mailed, not knowing who would receive the letter or if it would ever make its way to Larry.

The current residents at that address received the letter and knew Larry’s daughter! They forwarded the letter to her. Larry’s daughter, who comes to visit him all the time, contacted CJ once she read it. 

CJ and Doris made the trip from Oklahoma, over 1,000 miles, to see Larry for the first time today in over 55 years! ??

They had a lot to reminisce and catch up on! Larry was so happy to see him and CJ even brought him a matching hat! We love hearing about the lives our residents lived before they became a part of our Hickory Creek family. Thank you to CJ and Doris for coming all that way to visit Larry. We know he loved seeing you! 

CJ and Doris

HIckory Creek of Athens and its parent company, Foundations Health Solutions, strive to be a "Culture of Care" - in every aspect of what we do. Whether physical health and rehabilitation or nurturing relationships and community, we aim to cultivate strong and healthy lives.

Founded by Brian Colleran, Foundations Health Solutions is Ohio's premier long-term care company. Our team of experts has more than 15 years of experience, successfully supporting over 100 multifaceted long-term care facilities.

Foundations Health is committed to serving our communities with the highest level of clinical excellence and resident satisfaction, along with a strong employee culture, which places priority and resources on the direct caregiving team. With 55 skilled nursing facilities throughout Ohio, we are prepared to meet the needs of residents in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and anywhere in-between with a wide range of services within our centers, including post-hospital stay, skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, memory care, and ventilator services. 

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