Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned for The Cottages at Adams Woodcrest

Adams Health Network officials have announced a special groundbreaking ceremony for The Cottages at Adams Woodcrest. The ceremony will take place on Monday, August 14th at 10:30am on the Adams Woodcrest Campus, 1300 Mercer Ave. (Woodcrest Main Entrance…Cottage Lot #1).

Cottage amenities will include ranch -style floor plan, an open living space, full kitchens, washer/dryer, fireplace, back porch, attached 2-car garage, 2 bedroom/2 bath, state of the art emergency call systems, and a new clubhouse on the Woodcrest campus. Plans for the clubhouse will include many resident activities as well as community and family events. The cottages will be crafted to offer residents a stress-free and self-reliant way of life with no maintenance, allowing time for things that bring joy.

Community members are invited to attend and help us celebrate this milestone for Decatur and the surrounding area. The American Legion, Post 43 color guard will be in attendance to help celebrate the groundbreaking. As noted above, the ceremony is Monday, August 14th at 10:30am and will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

Adams Woodcrest Celebrates a Deficiency-Free State Survey

Adams Woodcrest, a member of Adams Health Network, located in Decatur, Ind., celebrated a deficiency-free annual state survey. To receive these honors, Adams Woodcrest must be compliant with all the regulations under the long-term care requirements. These requirements are set from The Center of Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS). Thus, Adams Woodcrest is required to follow all the regulations from both the state and federal governments. During the survey process, residents and families are selected and interviewed regarding the quality of care. The results of these interviews were “excellent” as stated by the surveyors.

Adams Woodcrest Administrator Craig Prokupek says, “the honor comes with our dedicated staff doing what is best for the residents.” In the senior living industry, facilities are measured by their health inspections, quality measures and staffing. And under each of those measurements, there are different categories in which points are assigned when a deficiency has occurred. With all the new regulations, it is very difficult for facilities to overcome and supersede these changes. Prokupek stated, “we have a lot of compassion and are committed to giving exceptional care to the residents who live at Woodcrest.”

As a member of Adams Health Network, Adams Woodcrest benefits from Adams Memorial Hospital’s Therapy Department providing rehabilitation for all residents in need. Adams Woodcrest is fortunate to not have to contract therapy staff from an outside source. Our therapists are employed by our Network; thus, they are never strangers to our residents. Our therapists have a close relationship with our residents, and residents are more comfortable communicating relative to their daily needs. Our strong relationships are significant in getting our residents back to their prior or optimal level of function versus contracting with an outside therapy agency being unfamiliar with our residents.


Adams Health Network is extremely proud of the staff at Adams Woodcrest. Senior Living has been confronted with many challenges from state and federal regulations, but our devoted staff continues to rise to these challenges to make Adams Woodcrest the best home environment and provide the best quality of care to our residents.

Woodcrest Residents Build Homes For “Flight of Fairies”

Decatur Daily Democrat

The Flight of the Fairies is a magical event for local children and their families. The event was made even more magical when organizers enlisted the help of Woodcrest residents to build homes. According to Flight of Fairies Committee Chairman Stephanie Clemons, some of the grant monies received by the Adams County Community Foundation were used to buy materials for Woodcrest Senior Living and Independent Living residents to help create fairy houses for the event. Independent Living resident Kenny Everett “put to use his fine woodworking skills” to create miniature houses, windows and doors. The committee provided additional supplies, as well, and residents spent several afternoons decorating the tiny homes to be displayed during the Flight of the Fairies.

When contacted for comment, Adams County Community Foundation Director Coni Mayer said she was “absolutely thrilled” grant funds were able to help this “beautiful partnership” between our community’s young and young-at-heart. “I can’t think of a better way for these funds to have been spent,” Mayer said. “I’m sure the residents had so much fun working on these fairy houses, especially knowing how much they’ll be appreciated by the kids. These houses will make this already fun event even more spectacular!”

In today’s world, it is more important than ever to give children something to look forward to. It’s in that spirit, the Adams County Community Foundation awarded the Decatur Arts Commission a grant for its Flight of the Fairies event. A magical journey for children and their family, the search is on for magical fairies and their homes along a wooded trail. During their quest, explorers meet with characters along the way who aid in their search, offering key information to find the magical creatures, such as fairy history, hobbies and clues to their homes. Adventurers also need to use their creativity for a nature-themed craft in hopes of gaining the fairies’ trust and affection.

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