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October 2017 Resident of the Month

Ruth, born in Kusel, West Germany, is from a large German Family. During the depression, Ruth and her siblings had fun picking fruit. Once old enough to work, she become a housekeeper on Baumholder Army base. One fateful night, while dining at STEARNS restaurant, Ruth met a handsome Army soldier named Earl Robin Hood. It …

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October 2017 Employee of the Month

Jennifer Josephson, a member of Belfair’s care team, is a native Texan, born in El Paso. She has a huge adoration for the Texas culture is known to “bleed” her alma mater’s colors, red and black. While attending Texas Tech University, Jennifer received her degree in Public Relations. However, she had always admired the nursing …

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Hawaiian Luau Celebration Event

On Thursday, August 24, The Shawnee News-Star covered the Hawaiian Luau Celebration at Belfair of Shawnee. The community was filled with plenty of ‘Aholas’, Hawaiian shirts, dancing, music, food and a live hula dancer performance. Click below to view the full video story from The Shawnee-News Star: Luau Celebration Story Read More

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September 2017 Resident of the Month

John Robert “Jack” Bird is September’s Resident of the Month! Jack has been married to the love of his life Margaret Bird for over 62 years, and the couple share one son together, Scott F. Bird. Jack is outgoing, hardworking, and loves the Lord with all of his heart. He taught men’s Sunday School for …

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September 2017 Employee of the Month

Amy Clay was born and raised in Paden, Oklahoma. Before her time at Belfair, Amy showed variety of talent through working in Law Enforcement then continued her education at Gordon Cooper in order to achieve her license as a successful health care professional. Amy is well known for being a die-hard OU Sooner’s fan. Her …

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August 2017 Resident of the Month

Born in Oklahoma, Sonny was raised on a farm and worked alongside his father in the fields. Sonny’s father not only was a farmer but also was a mechanic who could fix just about anything. Sonny was able to put the skills he learned from his father to good use when he joined the Navy …

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August 2017 Employee of the Month

Anna, a member of Belfair’s dining team, grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a child of the ’80s, she loved Duran Duran, spiked hair, and hanging out with her church’s youth group. After graduating from high school, Anna moved to Shawnee to attend Oklahoma Baptist University where she met her future husband, Heath. After …

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July 2017 Resident of the Month

Etsuko, better known as Suki, was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, and lived there until she met her future husband who was serving in the Army. She and George, her husband of over 50 years, moved to the United States where they eventually settled down in Pennsylvania with their two children. Suki was a …

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July 2017 Employee of the Month

Most are familiar with Misty’s smiling face at the front desk at Belfair. For over three years, Misty has called the front desk at Belfair “home base” and enjoys interacting with the many people she meets throughout the day. Several years ago, Misty, her husband, and their four children, moved from Flagstaff, Arizona, to make …

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June 2017 Resident of the Month

Born in Prague, Oklahoma, Jerry is one of six children who emigrated during childhood from Czechoslovakia. Jerry’s parents spoke only the Czech language, and all the children in the family spoke Czech. Eventually, they learned English as they grew up in the States. Drafted by the Army in 1953, Jerry completed basic training and was …

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