Waldeen came to Heartland Health Care Center – Macomb in Macomb, IL, for rehabilitation following a recent hospitalization. His daughter reached out to Heartland regarding having a small dinner party to celebrate his 63rd wedding anniversary to his wife, Janet. Heartland agreed that 63 years of marriage is a wonderful milestone and helped the celebrate, providing a chocolate care and dinner party for Waldeen and his family.
“That’s how I could always remember our anniversary, 3-4-5-6.” Waldeen and Janet were married on March 4, 1956. They met in a college English class and were married in Pretty, Kansas, with three attendants on each side standing with them. Together, the couple has four children, seven grand-children and numerous great-grandchildren.
Heart’s Desire was designed to help make our resident’s dreams come true. HCR ManorCare developed the program in 1997 as a supplement to existing customer service programs, and it quickly became a hallmark in the industry. The program was honored with a Silver Anvil, the Public Relations Society of America’s highest awarded.