Cañon Lodge Care Center News

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Cañon Lodge Care Center raises $3,703 in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Part of the facility team

On Sept. 9, 2017, Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado, won first place in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Pueblo Swim Beach, Colorado.

 The facility raised $3,703.07 for the cause; the event raised a total of $49,633.97!...

Cañon Lodge Care Center hosts annual Nursing Home Fishing Derby

Resident Glenn Evans

Every year, Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado, coordinates the annual Nursing Home Fishing Derby, and this year’s derby took place on May 30, 2017.

For a small city with a population of just 16,337, there are six skilled nursing facilities! All the local nursing facilities are contacted to attend this fun event....

Cañon Lodge Care Center rents dunk tank for Alzheimer’s Association

Michell Wisenant, certified nursing assistant, throwing the ball to dunk Amel Topic, executive director

On May 25, 2017, Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado, rented a dunk tank to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Many associates eagerly lined up to dunk their boss, Executive Director Amel Topic, while raising money to fight Alzheimer’s...

Cañon Lodge Care Center honors local law enforcement at the park

Two officers prepare for a friendly race.

On Aug. 27, Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado, hosted a law enforcement appreciation event for local law enforcement personnel.

Kelsey Rottier, dietary manager, and Heather Cathcart, director of nursing, put their heads together and organized this event with the help of other associates. They wanted to have something positive in light of all of the negativity that has being going on throughout the nation regarding law enforcement.

Christmas comes to Cañon Lodge Care Center

Dietary associates, left to right: Ingrid DeChatelets, Penny Twiss and Vicky Stainbrook

Christmas time 2015 was busy for residents at Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado.

On Dec. 12, residents’ families joined their loved ones for a Christmas open house. Kelsey Rottier, dietary manager, and her team prepared chicken marsala, potatoes and vegetables, and guests enjoyed punch, iced tea and coffee to drink. Associates came together and decorated for the event, setting up tables throughout the building to give families more privacy.

Cañon Lodge Care Center softball team provides fun, teambuilding

The Cañon Lodge Care Center softball team

During the summer and fall of 2015, associates from Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado, and their family members, took to the softball field.

Each week, associates played a different team in the community’s co-ed league. Games took place at the nearby Rouse Park, and activity associates transported residents to the games as well so they could watch the action.

Cañon Lodge enters popular float in local parade


What has taken place the first weekend in May in Cañon City, Colorado, for more than 77 years? The Cañon City Music and Blossom Festival.

This festival signifies the beginning of tourism season in Cañon City. It draws high school and middle school bands from all over the United States, and the festival features several events, the biggest of which is the annual parade. On May 2, 2015, Cañon Lodge Care Center entered a float into the parade.