The Preserve, a skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care community, hosted the Mariners High School JROTC team for a Fourth of July celebration for its residents.

The Fourth of July ceremony included a Color Guard presentation of the Colors, The National Anthem, remarks from the cadets and a flag-folding ceremony followed by a performance of God Bless America and other patriotic songs by a few members of Preserve associates, who are military veterans.

The Preserve recently sponsored a portion of the Mariners JROTC team trip to nationals where they placed ninth in the nation.

“Our Fourth of July celebration was a great opportunity to celebrate the holiday with our residents and give them an opportunity to see a presentation by the nationally ranked Mariners JROTC,” said Rachel Byrd, director of sales and marketing, The Preserve. “Providing our residents with events where they can interact with each other, our staff and members of the community can make a huge impact on the mental well-being of our seniors. We are proud of the Mariners JROTC and hope to continue to be able to partner with them in the future.”

Opened in 2020, The Preserve is a Volunteers of America community. The community offers a continuum of care with its intimate assisted living and memory care neighborhoods, short-term rehabilitation services and long-term care nursing community. To learn more about The Preserve visit thepreservevoa.org.

About The Preserve

Located at 14750 Hope Center Loop, at the corner of Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Plantation Road, The Preserve offers 75 private skilled nursing suites for senior residents with specialized or advanced health care needs, as well as 21 boutique assisted living apartments and 17 memory support suites. The community serves as a critical resource for post-acute care, offering high-quality medical services, rehabilitative care and social programs. Highly trained staff members and licensed professionals provide continuous medical support and foster a culture of caring and hospitality, creating specialized programs focused on rehabilitative and restorative care. For more information, visit https://www.thepreservevoa.org/

About Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 1.4 million people in over 400 communities. Learn more at www.voa.org.