Jessie Holtzclaw

Jessie Holtzclaw, a resident at Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Missouri, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.


Each year, parent company Life Care Centers of America invites residents in more than 200 nursing and rehab facilities to submit Christmas card designs, and one piece is chosen for each of the organization’s geographical divisions. A total of eight designs are printed and distributed to facilities and regional offices throughout Life Care.


Holtzclaw’s painting of Santa Claus is this year’s winner for Life Care’s centers in Missouri, Indiana, Kansas and Nebraska.


“My passion has always been to paint and draw,” shared Holtzclaw.


Holtzclaw knew she wanted to be an artist when she was 3 years old. She went on to become an art teacher. She loved working with children and mostly taught third grade.


For more information about the card, please contact Ashley Albright, activity director at Northwood Hills Care Center, at 417-754-2208.

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