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Six adorable infants smashed into cakes during the 1-Year Birthday Bash at Life Care Center of East Ridge, Tennessee, on June 21, 2018.


The kids were all children of associates at the center, which officially opened its doors in May 2017. Associates, residents and guests from the community laughed as they watched the messy celebration unfold.


“The attendees thought it was a fantastic and creative idea,” said Christy Manis, business development director. “They told me, ‘What better way to celebrate a 1-year birthday than with babies?’”


The children were not the only highlight at the birthday party. Approximately 100 guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, more than 20 senior care vendors and a ribbon cutting by the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. Associates also gave out lots of door prizes.


“It’s hard to believe a year has already gone by!” said Robert Hubbartt, executive director. “It’s so rewarding to see how much we’ve grown as a facility and as a team. A year ago, we had only three patients, and now we have more than 50 patients and have taken care of more than 600 patients since opening. This one-year anniversary celebration was very special for us, and it was so awesome to see how much support we received from our community. Now with our first year officially behind us, we are looking forward to what this next year will have in store for us and to continue having the opportunity to serve our community.”

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