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The following article was posted on August 8th, 2018, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 19, Issue 23 [ Submit a Story ]
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By Joe Payne

The Sun's Aug. 2  issue, the annual Best Of readers poll, including a brief that sourced information from an incorrect website. The following brief for the winner of Best Senior Living Community, won by Country Oaks Care Center at 830 E. Chapel St. in Santa Maria, is the correct version:

Finding the right place for an aging family member who needs constant care can be a daunting prospect, but many locals trust the kindhearted caregivers at Country Oaks Care Center in Santa Maria. Founded 27 years ago by owners John Henning, a Ph.D. psychologist, and his wife, Sharon, who has a degree in recreational therapy, Country Oaks overflows with positivity. Residents at the 50-plus bed facility listen to music, dance, play table games, and feed birds in a small aviary in the sunlit lobby, all while receiving daily care tailored to their specific needs and abilities.

"We strive to provide residence-centered care for all of our residents to help them reach their highest level of functioning and help them maintain that," John Henning said. "It's important to keep their minds activated and their bodies functioning. The whole person needs to be involved." 

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