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Executive Director's News

SUMMER 2017

Dear Friends of Villa St. Joseph,

Welcome to Summer at Villa St. Joseph!  You may have noticed the abundant gardens at the entrance to Villa St. Joseph, and in our various Neighborhood courtyards.  Thanks go to our new Volunteer Committee who meticulously planned the best layout of flowers for sunlight and shade, and who then carefully planted our new garden additions.  Our residents love to look out at the red roses that now thrive under our statue of St. Joseph!  Kitchen herbs now grace the courtyard in our Fontbonne dementia Neighbohood, a reminder of kitchen gardens in our residents' past homes. This is another great story of the connection of people who come together to make Villa St. Joseph a "place of healing committed to excellence in compassionate care."  Thanks go to all those persons who volunteer to make a difference at Villa St. Joseph in many ways!

I am pleased to announce that Villa St. Joseph has also been honored by the local Beaver County Times readers for being "Gold" in four categories:

  • Nursing/Personal Care
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Employer/Company
  • Non-Profit Organization

"Hats off" to our wonderful team of staff members, as well as the many other persons who support Villa St. Joseph in many ways every day.  Villa St. Joseph is blessed to have the commitment of these persons to support our mission and make this recognition possible.

I am also pleasd to announce that Villa St. Joseph continues in its efforts to bring our residents quality care and services, as recognized by our "5 Star" rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This rating is based on various quality measures, as well as positive survey outcomes and staffing ratios.

Villa St. Joseph continuously strives to grow in our services as well.  Stay tuned for more information about upcoming programs in our Cup 'O Joe Cafe this Fall on the topic of Brain Fitness.   Keeping healthy is important for all of us, and Villa St. Joseph wants to support our local community through these engaging topics of interest.

Finally, our short-term rehabilitation services - especially for post-orthopedic surgey - continues to send persons back home safely.  Our Center for Oupatient Rehabilitaion continues to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy for persons in the local community.  We continue to provide innovative ways of caring for our residents with dementia and memory impairments.  And we continue to make Villa St. Joseph "home" for our many long-term residents.  Feel free to contact us at 724-869-6300 if you would like information on any of these services.

We hope that you enjoy this wonderful season of Summer!

 

LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

If you are looking to make a difference in someone's life, consider volunteering at Villa St. Joseph!  We are looking for volunteers to support many aspects of our services here including:

  • Volunteers in our Fontbonne Neighborhood to assist in providing activities or simple conversation with our residents who have memory impairments.  You may also want to be part of our technology program.
  • Cup O' Joe greeters or persons who would enjoy being part of offering cafe programming to visitors for the day.

If you are interested, please contact Chris Gebhart, Lifestyle Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at 724-869-6306.

 

 

Warmest regards,

Mary M. Murray, MPH, NHA

Executive Director