Laurels of Blanchester: A caring family


By Beverly Drapalik



The Laurels of Blanchester is a 50-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center


The Laurels staff ensures a family atmosphere.


When you need care, The Laurels of Blanchester provides “security, importance and belonging” for guests.

This 50-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has been operated by the same team of people for the last years, a testament to not only their satisfaction, but the contentment of guests.

One might find Tonya Brown, Director of Housekeeping, cleaning floors with a machine twice her size. She smiles as she works, and when asked, she says, “The best thing about working at The Laurels is that we are family.”

The Laurels creates a family atmosphere by sponsoring two major events in the community each year.

Jana Wells, Director of Marketing, says, “The Firecracker July 4th Celebration starts at 8a.m. with a 5K race. All proceeds from the day go to a Blanchester High School Senior who is going into a medical career.”

In December, the Celebration of Lights allows citizens to purchase a tree in honor, memory or recognition of individuals or groups. Each tree costs $50 and has a sign that indicates its importance. The proceeds go to the Glenn Thompson Memorial Fund — Glenn Thompson was the Chief of Police in Blanchester for years.

Along with these events and celebrations, The Laurels of Blanchester provides prizes — even bicycles — each year at the Easter Egg Hunt for Putnam Elementary first grade, provides blood pressure screenings for Friendship Acres, and calls Bingo at the Blanchester Senior Center.

The Laurels of Blanchester believes that “every individual can live an interesting, purpose-filled life at every age.”

The Laurels of Blanchester is a 50-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_Laurels-100_0054-cr.jpgThe Laurels of Blanchester is a 50-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center

The Laurels staff ensures a family atmosphere.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_Laurels-IMG_20160129_101228649-3-.jpgThe Laurels staff ensures a family atmosphere.

By Beverly Drapalik