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Making Memories Winner Announced

Margit Novak, owner of Moving Solutions, is the happy winner of our Making Memories vacation raffle.  Margit has indicated she intends to plan a very special trip with her husband in spring of 2018 and is busy working with Travel by Iobst to finalize her plans!  Margit has a special connection to our community through her regional business that assists people in their right-sizing for their new accommodation at Moravian Hall Square and other retirement options. Thank you to all who enthusiastically supported the Making Memories drawing and the important focus area of helping those impacted by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

It Must Be Football Season…

The High School Football season is off to a great start.  And if you are a regular visitor at Nazareth High School home games you may notice a few changes when you arrive at Andrew Leh Stadium this season.  One big change is the installation of a jumbotron helping fans keep track of what’s happening on the field. 

During the planning stages of the stadium improvements, we were approached by the Nazareth School District to be part of the football season by becoming a sponsor at the stadium.  Having benefitted from the great visibility we receive from our longstanding Iron Pigs stadium sponsorship, we knew this was a great opportunity for us. 

Many of our residents have watched their children come through the Nazareth School system, as have many of our staff.  Many still have children or grandchildren attending the school.  In fact, many of our dining staff are themselves currently students at Nazareth High School.  We receive many sponsorship requests throughout the year, and cannot accommodate all of them but we felt this was a great opportunity for us to show support for our local school district and for the entire Nazareth community, of which Moravian Hall Square is such a big part.  Go Blue Eagles!

Fashion Show at Moravian Hall Square

Morningstar Living recently hosted a Fashion Show at their Moravian Hall Square campus in Nazareth, PA.  Spring fashions from Dunkelberger’s were modeled by residents and friends of Moravian Hall Square.

Guests enjoyed an afternoon of fashion, food and fellowship, with all proceeds benefiting charitable needs at Morningstar Senior Living.

An Evening of Dancing…That’s The Way It Was

When Elvis tribute artist Rick Alviti took to the stage for his That’s The Way It Was show at the Fearless Fire Co. recently there was a very special lady in the audience.

Moravian Hall Square resident Jean Diehl remembers the way it was…the way it was when she and her late husband attended many shows at the Fearless Fire Co., dancing the night away to their favorite songs.  Jean, who recently celebrated her 93rd birthday, looks back on those memories fondly.

As part of Moravian Hall Square’s Never Too Late program Jean was selected for a special treat.  While Jean knew that she was being honored, she didn’t know all the details of the event or who she was going to see.  As a big Elvis fan, Jean was sure to enjoy this entertaining experience.  Jean was joined by family, friends and staff from Moravian Hall Square as she is serenaded by Rick Alviti and his Showband.  A fun evening of music, dancing and good company.

Susan C. Drabic is Elected Chair of LeadingAgePA

Morningstar Senior Living, Inc. is proud to announce that Susan C. Drabic, President & CEO, was recently elected Chair of the LeadingAge Pennsylvania Board of Directors.   

In her role as Chair, Drabic will lead the Board of Directors in its core responsibilities including governance of the organization, providing strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and development of policies and new programs for member organizations. 

Drabic is a proven leader who has an extensive background in the provision of senior living services.  She joined Morningstar Senior Living, Inc. as its first licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 1987, one year prior to the opening of Moravian Hall Square, their Life Plan Community in Nazareth PA.  She became the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 1990.   She has led the organization through many growth and expansion projects, enabling the organization to provide innovative programs and services to residents as well as to active older adults who choose to remain in their own homes.

“I am honored to serve as Chair of LeadingAge PA as we continue to provide members with the resources they need to advance their missions,” said Drabic.  “I look forward to working with the Board and the Leading Age PA staff to deliver the value that members expect and need in order to continue making a difference in the lives of the people they serve.”

LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing Pennsylvania’s not-for-profit organizations that provide housing, healthcare and community services primarily to seniors.  Since 1963, the association has acted as the primary source for advocacy, networking and education for not-for-profit providers of services for older adults. 

Congratulations Sue!

Moravian Hall Square Recognized as a Best Nursing Home 2016-2017

Best Nursing Homes 2016-17Moravian Hall Square’s Health & Wellness Center has been named to the U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes 2016-2017, receiving a perfect five-star rating. 

This award is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.  The annual survey assigns skilled-nursing centers one to five stars and is based on assessment of Health Inspections & Complaints, Staffing, and Medical Care Quality Measures.  More than 15,000 nursing homes were evaluated nationwide.  This year, just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.

“It is such an honor that Moravian Hall Square Health & Wellness Center is once again recognized as a ‘Best Nursing Home’ by U.S. News & World Report,” said Susan C. Drabic, President and CEO of Morningstar Senior Living, Inc., which owns and operates Moravian Hall Square.  “I am extremely proud of our staff, their passion and dedication to delivering exceptional quality care to our residents is what makes this recognition possible.”

See the complete listing of the results and centers on the ‘Best Nursing Homes’ list at U.S. News and World Report.

Friday Feast at Moravian Hall Square

What are you most grateful for at Thanksgiving?  The residents and staff at Moravian Hall Square have many blessings that they are thankful for…and this year, they added one more to their list.  This Thanksgiving the residents and staff are thankful to be starting a new holiday tradition by working together to provide a Thanksgiving-style meal for families in need who live in our neighborhood. 

Moravian Hall Square worked in partnership with the Nazareth Food Bank to invite families who use the food bank to enjoy a Friday Feast at Moravian Hall Square.  Volunteers, residents and staff helped prepare for the feast by donating money to provide the meal at no cost to guests.  In addition, residents and staff helped to welcome guests and serve the meal.  “Moravian Hall Square residents and staff wanted to help make a difference in the lives of people right here in the community of Nazareth.” said Susan C. Drabic, President and CEO of Morningstar Senior Living, Inc., which owns and operates Moravian Hall Square, “There is more need in Nazareth than many may realize and providing a hot meal on the day after Thanksgiving is just one small way that we can give back to the Nazareth community.”

Approximately fifty people enjoyed the Friday Feast and were thankful that they had one less meal to worry about.  Each guest also received a goody bag to enjoy at home.  Residents and staff look forward to making this an annual tradition at Moravian Hall Square.

 

Never Too Late to AddEnjoying the view, vertical a Little Excitement to your Life

Have you ever wished you could see the fall foliage from a bird’s point of view?  Add some speed and you have the makings of a wonderful, unforgettable experience.  Moravian Hall Square resident Marilyn Brewster has always wanted to zip-line.  As part of Moravian Hall Square’s Never Too Late program she got to experience it recently when she traveled to Camelback Mountain Outdoor Adventures in Tannersville to cross zip-lining off her bucket list.  Click here to read the article featured on lehighvalleylive.com.

Morningstar Senior Living Contributes to Lehigh Valley Magazine Feature

Click here to read the full article, “Senior Living Facilities, A Modern Approach to Alternative Living for Seniors,” in Lehigh Valley Magazine’s Nov-Dec issue.

The Best Continuing Care Community in the Lehigh Valley is… MORAVIAN HALL SQUARE!

2016_ReadersChoiceLogoWe are very pleased to share with you that Moravian Hall Square has once again been awarded the Morning Call’s Readers’ Choice award for Best Continuing Care Community, recognizing our organization as a leader in our industry. Each year the Morning Call invites its readers to complete a ballot indicating which organization, in a number of different categories, is most deserving of the “Best of…” award. With the support of our employees, residents, volunteers and family members we came out on top once again. You can view the full list of winners on the Morning Call’s website.  Thank you to our residents, staff, volunteers, family members and friends of Moravian Hall Square for voting for us and for sharing your pride in our community.

Let the Olympic Games Begin…at Moravian Hall Square

Exercise can be fun and games!  One day before the official Olympic Games start in Rio, residents at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth challenged residents from Country Meadows and Kirkland Village to an afternoon of exercise, friendly competition and community spirit.

On Thursday, August 4th each community brought their best teams to participate in the Senior Olympics which included events such as Relay Walk, Shuffleboard, Beach Ball Volleyball and a game that is unique to Moravian Hall Square – Roll in a Hole!  The opening of these games was heralded by the Moravian Hall Square Drumming Group, as they welcomed their guests and officially opened the afternoon of competition.  Check out the video spotlight featured on WFMZ here.

As with the games in Rio, the fun will continue throughout August with Country Meadows and Kirkland Village hosting similar afternoons of competition later in the month.

 Morningstar Senior Living Featured in Lehigh Valley Business Giving Guide

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View our two-page spread recently featured in Lehigh Valley Business’s 2015 Giving Guide here.

 

Former Nazareth High School Coach Ed Christman honored at Nazareth Football Game

The Nazareth High School football team honored a special man before the Nazareth football game on Friday, September 11. Former Nazareth High School Coach and 1931 alumnus Ed Christman was honored before the game against Bethlehem’s Freedom High School.

Ed, who will celebrate his 102nd birthday in October, is a lifelong resident of Nazareth. Ed graduated from Nazareth High School in 1931 and continued his education at East Stroudsburg University, graduating in 1937 with a degree in Physical Education. Ed returned to Nazareth High School as a Physical Education teacher. In 1942, he became the Assistant Football Coach under Andy Leh. He then served as the Head Football Coach from 1956 to 1963. Ed was instrumental in starting the tennis and basketball programs at the high school, coaching those teams as well. Ed Christman inspired loyalty from his players and made a difference in the lives of many of them. Ed now resides at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth.

Get Fit While You Work

MHS_MorWellnessLogoMorningstar Senior Living was recently recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by The American Heart Association. The Gold Level award is given to organizations that offer employees physical activity support, increasing healthy options at work and promoting a wellness culture. Morningstar’s Morwell Committee has worked to put programs in place to make it easier for staff to make healthy choices during their work day. Those choices may include exercise opportunities or healthier food and beverage options. Working with Morningstar Senior Living’s Dining Department, the committee has introduced programs which encourage and reward both residents and staff for participating in walking programs, healthy cooking demonstrations or other activities that promote wellness.

“The majority of our waking hours are spent at work and many of those hours may be spent sitting,” said Rick Morrissey, Chair of the Morwell Committee. “We are proud to be named a Fit-Friendly Worksite for our efforts to help make it easier for staff to keep moving towards a healthy lifestyle.”

World War II veteran William D’Huyvetters, 90, recalls hitting Omaha Beach on D-Day

An interview with David Venditta | The Morning Call on June 5, 2015

Cover photo 20 webClick here to view the full interview and video, or view/download a PDF copy here.

Behind the List with Sue Drabic of Morningstar Senior Living Inc. – Moravian Hall Square of Nazareth

By Christopher Holland | Lehigh Valley Business (www.lvb.com) on June 8, 2015

SueD LVB Feature PhotoAs the population continues to grow and Americans live longer, the demand for special services and accommodations is on the rise.  Throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities providing a multitude of services for the elderly.  Here to answer this week’s “Behind the List” questions is Sue Drabic of Morningstar Senior Living Inc. – Moravian Hall Square of Nazareth. …

Click here to read the complete interview with Sue at lvb.com.

 

 

 

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