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Local polio survivor William David Jones featured in national magazine

William David Jones

William David Jones, a polio survivor and activist, has been featured in a national magazine.

Jones recently completed therapy at Life Care Center of Gwinnett, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center run by Life Care Centers of America in Lawrenceville. The company manages more than 200 centers around the country and publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine....

Life Care facilities in Lawrenceville host hurricane evacuees

Garden Plaza at Lawrenceville residents holding up a welcome sign for their guests

Several local Life Care Centers of America facilities are currently hosting seniors who have evacuated from South Carolina due to Hurricane Matthew.

Life Care Center of Lawrenceville took in 15 residents from Life Care Center of Hilton Head, while Life Care Center of Gwinnett took in 37. Meanwhile, Century Park Associates, Life Care’s sister company, brought in 36 residents and 10 associates from The Bridge at Charleston, an assisted living facility, to Garden Plaza at Lawrenceville, an independent living and assisted living facility.

A Life Care Center of Gwinnett patient testimonial

Left to right: Tiffany Leeth, physical therapist assistant; Shirley Gipson; and Joann Lemek, occupational therapist

By Shirley Gipson

First, let me start by saying this experience has been both humbling and life-changing. I never needed therapy until recently, when I developed diabetic ulcers on both ankles back in November 2015. This was very painful and prevented me from walking because of the muscles and lack of confidence within myself. I basically had to crawl like a baby to go up and down stairs.

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz visits Gwinnett resident

Resident Calvin Gunter with John Smoltz, former MLB pitcher, and Katie Bell, area manager for Kadan Homecare

On March 26, 2015, Calvin Gunter, a resident at Life Care Center of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia, got to meet one of his heroes.

John Smoltz, pitcher for the Atlanta Braves from 1988-2008, stopped by to visit one of his most devoted fans. Smoltz will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July.