Don Ripley Retiring As ‘Century Care’ Administrator

March 16, 2018

Century Health and Rehabilitation Administrator Don Ripley is retiring. A retirement reception in his honor was held Thursday.

Ripley has been a dedicated member of the Century community since 1999 when he set out on a mission to make what was then called the Century Care Center the best skilled nursing Home in the area.

He devoted time and effort to projects like the construction of a stocked fish pond for residents, a producing garden, and numerous programs to reach the interest of residents.

Ripley was also devoted to the community, volunteering as a board members and vice-president of the Century Area Chamber of Commerce, where he served on numerous committees and recruited volunteers. He was also a proud supporter of the Alger-Sullivan Historical Society, the Century Lions Club, the Rotary Club, and local schools.

In 2016, the Century Area Chamber of Commerce named Ripley their Citizen of the Year.

Ripley said he plans to spend time fishing during his retirement. He final day on the job will be March 30.

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4 Responses to “Don Ripley Retiring As ‘Century Care’ Administrator”

  1. Bratt Mom on March 17th, 2018 5:22 pm

    Mr. Ripley brought great change to Century Care Center. He was a fair man with the employees. He a lot of times would ask their take on things. You will miss him.

  2. tg on March 16th, 2018 4:27 pm

    Centurys Greatest.

  3. EMD on March 16th, 2018 11:12 am

    Happy for him. Sad for me. That was my nursing home of choice. I have seen many nursing homes, and this was the best I’d ever seen. FAR above the rest. I could tell that whoever was in charge really cared about the residents as people, and not just a number or diagnosis or whatever. Real people with real feelings. I hope that whoever is in charge now will keep it so. That’s a hope. A real hope. It was the best thing in Century. Thank you sir for caring so much and making the end of life happier for so many.

  4. Jackie Johnson on March 16th, 2018 8:51 am

    Thank you to Mr. Ripley for all you have done. Our family has had three family members in your facility over the past 12 years and their care was good. Your shoes will be hard to fill.

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