Wartime Pen Pals Celebrate 70 Years of Valentine Love As Seen on WQOW and the Leader Telegram

Featured on WQOW and the front page of the Leader Telegram

Anew kind of love is apparent within Augusta Health and Rehabilitation and SilverLeaf Assisted Living, as a couple starts their 70th year of marriage together.

“They are both always so happy because they have each other and it’s contagious to everyone around them. We’re happy they’re a part of our family here.” Administrator Jahn Bradley says.

The couple met with they were 18 years old, while George was home from boot camp in preparation for serving in the Marines. They exchanged addresses and for the next 26 months, while he was away, they kept in touch by mail. In 1945, when George came home, their relationship blossomed and they were married in 1947.

George and Loraine Stanek joined Augusta Health and Rehabilitation in 2017, where they particularly enjoy their freedom, the company of their friends, and varying activities and games.

The couple share a spacious room that they’ve made their own and continue to enjoy life as they always have: together.

“Because they have each other, they really do consider this their home. It’s just the next chapter of their lives together.” Bradley says.

Augusta Health and Rehabilitation and SilverLeaf Assisted Living is a senior living community well-known for skilled nursing care, assisted living, and rehabilitation services.



39th Annual Over 90th Celebration

An annual tradition at Augusta Health and Rehab will continue as all residents over 90 years of age will be honored on Saturday, February 10th . This year there are a record number of residents who have reached the milestone of 90 years.

Twenty five residents will be celebrated with a special meal, joined by guests of their choice. Following the meal, at 1p.m. the party is open to the public. A brief program introducing the residents and presenting flowers and gifts to them, will be followed by entertainment. Roger Mickelson will be providing music for the afternoon.  A raffle is being held in conjunction with the event.

At 2:30 the King and Queen of Hearts will be crowned.  The couple is elected by popular votes of residents and staff.  Following the Coronation, winners of the raffle will be announced.  Social Hour and refreshments will top off the afternoon. Family and friends are encouraged to come and help celebrate this wonderful group of people who have earned our admiration and respect.