SHC of Terre Haute accepts ‘God and Country’ Award

20131105_131306The Terre Haute chapter of the National Exchange Club recently honored SHC of Terre Haute with the ‘God and Country’ Award for the facility’s commitment to serving others.

The award is given to organizations in recognition of their hard work promoting community service to the nation’s youth, military and senior community. As the country’s oldest service organization, the National Exchange Club sets out to promote the needs of local communities and “exchange” ideas with local businesses.

SHC of Terre Haute is the first long-term community in Terre Haute to employ a full-time chaplain, Steve Wendler. Signature’s pillar of Spirituality is reflected in Wendler’s constant compassion and service to both the facility’s staff and residents.

“After learning that all Signature HealthCARE facilities are equipped with a full-time chaplain, the club set out to award SHC of Terre Haute for promoting spirituality in the daily lives of our residents,” Wendler said. “Blessings upon our leadership for emphasizing the importance of spiritual care in the lives of our residents, families and staff.”

Wendler, who joined SHC of Terre Haute in July, spoke to 50 members of the club explaining the interfaith Spirituality Department’s mission: to integrate spirituality into the healing process in Signature HealthCARE communities.

“This is a very proud moment for our facility,” said Admissions Director Shelly Watson.

– Virginia Washbish, SHC Intern

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