On April 18th The Williamsport Home honored their donors from 2017 with a reception at the Williamsport Country Club. All donors from the year 2017 and all past Board Members were invited to share in an evening of gratitude and fellowship. A champagne toast, hors d’Oeuvres, and beverages were enjoyed by all. Music was provided by harpist Wendy McCormick. An overview of all of the improvements in 2017 was shared.
Presentations were made to donors in the Pilar Society as well as two special awards. Pilar awards for an anonymous donor and Turn Key Construction were acknowledged. Special awards were presented to VFW Post 7863, for making our Summer Concerts on the Green possible and to Elder Law Firm Marshall, Parker & Weber for providing bus transportation to the Community Arts Center for the Williamsport Symphony Concerts.
The Williamsport Home campus provides services to over 300 Seniors in our Skilled Nursing Facility, Ravine Ridge (our short term rehabilitation unit), the Woodland Vista (Personal Care) and our Apartments which include both Personal Care and Independent Living. The Williamsport Home is so grateful to everyone who donates via the Raise the Region Event hosted by the First Community Foundation, The Williamsport Annual Appeal, and through generous “in memory of” donations. All monies donated to The Home are utilized to improve the lives of the people living on The Williamsport Home Campus.
March has flown by, we are all eagerly awaiting spring! Trees here on campus are starting to bud, the song birds and doves are back, the grass will be green before we know it.
The apartment residents have been busy with game nights, bingo, and other indoor activities. Several residents enjoyed a great Italian dinner at Santino's in Jersey Shore last night.
The Skilled Nursing Facility had their "First Day of Spring Tea" on Sunday March 18th. Tom Wetzel and Cheryl Frymire provided musical entertainment, Our dietary director Jean Ringle made us all sorts of lovely Tea Breads and other sweets, and we entertained almost 100 hundred guests! It was so nice to see so many residents enjoying visits with their family and friends.
We are also very excited about getting a brand new van for the Skilled Nursing Facility! We will be able to transport more wheelchairs in the new van than in our old one... and it looks really nice. Look for it cruising around town!
Raise the Region
Many recognize the term Hospice Care, which is end-of-life care. Here at The Williamsport Home, we like to use the term Comfort Care.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is a challenging task. Many times as the disease progresses the needs of the person become so great it is very difficult to provide care at home. Many people who suffer from dementia do not sleep well. They often wander and cannot remember how to get back home. They lose the ability to assess dangerous situations such as traffic or terrain. Many women especially will turn on electrical appliances such as stoves but have lost the ability to realize the burners are hot, or they use inappropriate tools or containers on the stove.
February is National Heart Month, and not because it is Valentine’s Day. The American Heart Association’s has a “Go Red” campaign which aims to help women take action against heart disease.
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