Today, Palace Care & Rehab prepares to celebrate a business milestone and invites everyone in the community to join them for a 50th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, September 24th, from 2 to 4 p.m. that will include music by ‘Two Tall Divas and a Tip Top Daddy’, food, door prizes, tours of the facility, a proclamation presentation by Senator Mae Beavers and the chance to meet with residents and members of the Palace staff. Also during the event, the new Veterans Hall will be unveiled to guests.
Located at 309 Main Street, the Palace Care & Rehab was built on the same site as what was once known as the Palace Hotel, a 180-room hotel that was torn down in 1959. While the hotel and the care and rehab facility share the same name, they also share the same standard of honoring the timeless tradition of Southern hospitality according to Palace Care & Rehab Community Liaison Glenda Browning.
“What has set the Palace apart all these years began with the foundation it was built on,” she said. “To this day it is a close-knit, supportive place where the care of our residents is our number one priority.”
Prior to the Palace Care & Rehab and the Palace Hotel, the location was home to another place of healing when the Webb Hotel was transformed into a hospital to treat many of our country’s wounded warriors during the Civil War (1861-1865).
Currently housing 119 residents from all over the country, the Palace Care & Rehab is managed by Lavie Care, employs around 110 staff members and has received recognition on both the local and state level.
Locally, the staff at Palace Care & Rehab hosts several popular events throughout the year that are open to the public including a health fair and a Fourth of July fireworks show, in order to give back to the community that has supported them.
“We hope that everyone will come out and join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary, meet our staff, get to know the residents here and help us in re-committing to the community” Browning remarked.