In one singular sign, the words “I love you” can be expressed by a deaf person. When you enter through the doors at Columbus Colony for Elderly Care (CCEC), this sign is the first thing you see.
Highlighted by the sky lights above, a 22” x 28” solid wood chainsaw carving fills the lobby greeting everyone as they enter.
The sculpture was purchased by a former nurse who donated it to the community.
“It’s a special part of CCEC,” said Seth Ghering, administrator, “and it really speaks to the heart and the mission behind our nurses, interpreters and caregivers.”
CCEC is the state’s only skilled nursing center specializing in deaf, blind and deaf-blind care. They offer short and long term rehab and have in-house interpreters on staff.