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Evergreen Resident and Marine Turns 100

Posted: Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:43am

Retired Marine 1st Lt. John J. O'Leary recently celebrated his 100th birthday at the Evergreen Community of Johnson County, Olathe, Kansas. O'Leary is one of a fraction of the more than 16 million Americans who served in World War II still alive today.

He joined the Marine Corps following the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to lead a shore beach party with the 3rd Joint Assault Signal Company. In June 1944, he fought to retake the island of Guam from the Japanese. He later witnessed the bombing of Iwo Jima from his troop's ship. "I had to become a good ducker," O'Leary said. "I spent a year and a half on Guam. That's a long time. I have a lot of memories." O'Leary's birthday coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve, established by President Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 29, 1916. "The Marine Corps is a great organization," O'Leary said. "It's full of a lot of dedicated individuals. I'm very proud of my time as a Marine."

JCYM Homes Tour

Posted: Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:09pm

The 25th Annual JCYM Home Holidays Tour and Boutique is Tuesday, November 15th from 9:30am - 8:00pm.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the tour. The 2-day Holiday Boutique is free. All proceeds benefit seven local charities, one of which is Evergreen Community of Johnson County. ECOJC will be spotlighted at the the home located at 12711 W. 160th, Overland Park, KS.

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KSHB Channel 41 News Interviews interim CEO, Chris Osborn

Posted: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 8:47am

KSHB Channel 41 News visited Evergreen Community and interviewed Chris Osborn, interim CEO, and Ruth Martinez, family member of an Evergreen resident, about the KanCare application delay for funding. To learn more, click on the picture below.


Evergreen Receives 2015 PEAK Award

Posted: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:11pm

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ (KDADS) Secretary on Aging, Kari Bruffett, presented the PEAK Award to Evergreen Community of Johnson County.Mrs. Bruffett was at ECOJC on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 for a reception at 9:30am where she recognized and presented the plaque for winning the PEAK award.

For the past thirteen years, KDADS (formerly Kansas Department on Aging) has been recognizing nursing homes for successfully implementing culture change through the Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes program commonly known as PEAK. Although the phrase “culture change” may have different meanings, in healthcare the term refers to the change from an institutional, medical model of care, to a home atmosphere where individual care and services are provided.

Evergreen Community of Johnson County is one of only four homes in Kansas being recognized as achieving the Sustaining Person-Centered Care Home category through the PEAK 2.0 program (221 homes applied for recognition). This in turn has propelled Evergreen to the highest tier of recognition: Person Centered Care Mentor. Evergreen has been recognized through the PEAK program multiple times in previous years.