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Morningstar Senior Living, Inc. Announces New Director of Nursing at Moravian Hall Square

Morningstar Senior Living announces the appointment of Bradley Moser as the new Director of Nursing in the Health & Wellness Center at their Moravian Hall Square campus in Nazareth, PA.  He will take up this position in April 2017.   

Moser graduated from Northampton Community College in 2011 having earned his Associate’s Degree in Nursing.  He began his nursing career at Lehigh Valley Health Network and has worked for seven years in acute/hospital setting. He came to Moravian Hall Square in 2014 in the role of RN Weekend Supervisor and currently serves in the role of Clinical Program Coordinator.

“Brad has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the field of long term care nursing,” said Sandy Massetti, Chief Healthcare Officer at Moravian Hall Square.  “He serves as a champion for staff training and skill development as well as workplace safety and will be a huge asset to this organization as we continue to provide superior standards of nursing care.”

Moser lives with his wife, Jill, and children, Blakely and Brayden, in Nazareth PA.

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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