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January 18, 2022

Martha Hutchinson

“My mother wasn’t shy about anything.” Ms. Martha told me with a wink like we were sharing our own little secret. “I think she’s where I get it from.” Ms. Martha Hutchinson was ready for her interview before I even arrived. As a native of what was once Camp Taylor, […]
January 11, 2022

Lillian Day

When I visited Ms. Day this morning, the first thing I noticed was her window. It is adorned with canvas paintings & Beanie Babies and overlooks the new Skilled Nursing Building across the courtyard. It felt appropriate that Ms. Lillian’s room would look onto Pines’ newest addition – she has, […]
January 3, 2022

Holiday Highlights

The holiday season gets very busy very quickly. We wanted to give you a quick recap – a highlight reel – of all the fun things our residents had the opportunity to participate in this month! Breakfast with Santa If you follow our blog, you have probably already read the […]
December 17, 2021

New Building, Same Mission

From CEO Mike Ward at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony- At our groundbreaking not quite two years ago, the CEO of Pines, Mike Ward, talked about the vision of our founders from the Kiwanis Club and their mission – to take care of those who can no longer care for themselves. […]
December 14, 2021

Pictures with Santa

It says something about the people that work for Pines of Sarasota that the CFO is willing to dress as Santa not once, but twice for the sake of our staff and residents. If you remember, Bruce Blake played a very convincing Santa Claus at our Breakfast with Santa event. […]
December 10, 2021

5 facts to know about Senior Physical Therapy

Written by Dr. Ray Pulido – Doctor of Physical Therapy at Pines of Sarasota I’m worried about losing my balance and falling. Can physical therapy help with this? Yes!  A physical therapist can help you improve your balance and strength so you can feel better about walking.  Going on vacation […]
December 6, 2021

Breakfast with Santa

Our team of staff, volunteers, & worker elves worked tirelessly for days to prepare for our Breakfast with Santa. This event was like no other! Usually, our events are either for residents or the staff, but this sunny December morning, we all came together to share in the Christmas celebration. […]
December 1, 2021

Santa’s Workshop

The holidays can be both happy and sad in a facility like Pines of Sarasota. For 73 years we have watched the families that come to share the cheer of the holidays with their family members, and we have also seen the residents who spend the holidays alone. That is […]
November 30, 2021

Mini Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Let us count the reasons we’re thankful for our residents… I think we’re going to be here a while! They have so many interesting stories about their glory days gone by. Our residents fill our days with reminiscing and feelings of nostalgia, while we just sit and listen to their […]
November 30, 2021

Seth & Cruz

Who could have known that a dog named Cruz could make such a big impact in the lives of our residents? Seth did, that’s who! Cruz is a 10-year-old Boxer who loves to lay his rather large head on the laps of our memory care, assisted living, and rehabilitation residents. […]