Susan Cooper A Message from the President & CEO

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Susan Cooper

A Message from the President & CEO

My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this worldwide pandemic. During times of crisis, we often come together in ways we've never come together before. We set aside insignificant things and shift our focus to what really matters most in life...the people we love and care about. As I reflect on the past months since things began to unfold with the coronavirus (COVID-19), I am humbled by and grateful for the work of our local emergency responders, hospital professionals, and other workers who are making it possible for people to get health care services, food, supplies and medications. These "Community Heroes" lend courage, strength and sacrifice through their service to others.

Being in the retirement living business, we at Morningstar Living have a monumental responsibility to take care of and protect the people we serve..."in health and in sickness." Caring for and protecting the residents and the clients we serve is what we do. We are responsible for hundreds of residents living at our two campuses in Nazareth, and the clients we provide in-home support and care to, who are living in their homes throughout the Lehigh Valley. Our residents and our clients rely on us 24/7/365. For this reason, we've taken some very extraordinary measures to limit the risk of infection and prevent the spread of the virus in our communities:

As I think about these extraordinary changes that we've made in a short period of time, I am in awe of my team members, who come to work faithfully and work tirelessly around the clock to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our team of Nurses, CNAs, Caregivers, Social Services, Wellness, Physical Therapy, Neighborhood and Community Life, Culinary Services, Maintenance and Security, Groundskeeping, Housekeeping, Transportation, IT and Administration...these are the Morningstar Living Heroes.

Yes, the world has certainly changed as a result of COVID-19, and so have we at Morningstar Living. Who knows how long we'll be dealing with this pandemic and its' aftermath? And while there may be more changes and uncertainty in the months that lie ahead, there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain...the mission and core purpose of Morningstar Living has never been more important.

"Making a difference...by enriching life's journey for all we serve."

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Harvest of Friends 2016

This year our annual dinner gala exceeded expectations – guests enjoyed the playful atmosphere of tailgating during the reception cocktail hour, complete with college fight songs, Nazareth High cheerleaders, a stadium photo booth, auction gifts and delicious food and drinks!

Our spirits were high throughout the evening as all enjoyed good company, good food and supported a good cause.  Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, donors, guests and auction bidders, the event netted more than $30,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund!

275 Years of Fashion

As a conclusion to Nazareth’s anniversary year, a team of residents and staff presented a fabulous fashion show on April 30, 2016.  Models represented the 1700s with the Moravian colonial settlers and Leni Lenape; the 1800s showcased gowns from the Sigal museum collection; the 1900s offered a broad array of fashions and hemlines and the 2000s showed recent and current trends.

Harvest of Friends 2015

The annual Harvest of Friends event is a celebration of generosity, honoring people who care about Morningstar Senior Living and offer to extend a helping hand to those who need one.  This star-themed evening was a night to remember! Guests enjoyed a celestial inspired reception in Kortz Hall before rocketing to moon-themed dining stations in the Rose Inn Room.

CHOPPED! Competition at MHS

Our residents recently enjoyed seeing our Culinary Team engaged in competition. Our version of CHOPPED! involved two teams of two pitted against each other to create an entree dish from three surprise ingredients within a timespan of just 45 minutes. Teams were required to use fresh chicken, pretzels and nectarines. Just like the TV show, the teams also had access to a pantry containing a variety of other ingredients.

Rose Inn Chef Aidan Corkery and Rose Inn Line Cook Ashley Knopp made up one team and Sous Chef Francis Platt and Dietary Aide Cody Dally made up the second team. There were some anxious moments as the last few seconds ticked away. Each team presented an exceptional dish. A panel comprised of residents and our Executive Chef Matt Sweitzer, determined that Team Platt and Dally had the upper hand and won the competition, and Team Corkery and Knopp were “CHOPPED!”

Nazareth 275th Anniversary Celebration & Parade – September 12, 2015

Morningstar Senior Living was a proud sponsor of the yearlong celebration of Nazareth’s 275th Anniversary.  We were excited to debut our new mascot, SPARKLE, who led the way for our entourage of ALL STAR residents and staff at the recent parade.

Summer Concert – July 2015

Many people from the Lehigh Valley community joined our residents for a wonderful evening of big band sounds with the Rob Stoneback Big Band in our picturesque Pleasure Garden. Beautiful weather, fabulous music and a great crowd made for a fun night!

Employee Awards 2015

Moravian Hall Square held its annual Employee Awards Ceremony on April 22, 2015.  The event recognizes our fantastic employees and their many achievements throughout the year. Congratulations to all the award winners!

2013 Block Party

More than 1,200 people enjoyed a sunny day, great food, fun games and lively music at our special anniversary block party. Our campus was packed with laughter and good times!

MHS Night at the Iron Pigs

Thanks to all who came out (in spite of torrential rain) to MHS Iron Pigs Night!

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