Left to right: Katie Plether; Heather Lusby, dietary aide; Erich Carroll with his daughter; Barbara Hutchison, executive director; and Angela Carroll

Valentine’s Day 2018 was full of love at Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon.


Residents and associates alike spread cheer with cards, flowers and chocolates. One resident was even serenaded by a musical quartet that his wife sent him to sing his favorite love songs.


To top it all off, Heather Lusby, dietary aide, made the day even more special for residents. Valentine’s Day is her birthday, and she chose to celebrate by purchasing more than 50 helium balloons and giving one to each resident. Some of her friends joined her in passing the balloons out, along with Barbara Hutchison, executive director.


“The radiant smiles that Heather put on the residents’ faces lasted all day,” said Dana Wolfe, admissions director. “It was truly a joyous occasion.”