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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."

Donor Recognition. Moravian Hall Square would like to thank our donors for their generous and continued support.

Home Giving is a Community Tradition Donor Recognition

Butterfly tree illustrationMoravian Hall Square gratefully acknowledges all gifts while honoring the privacy of the donor. A general listing of donors is published periodically during the year.  Special recognition is given to donors for significant annual giving and lifetime cumulative giving.

We are grateful for the generosity of special people in the past year.  The combined gifts of donations large and small have made a difference for the people of our Morningstar Living community. 

  • Funding for a talented college intern who offered Art instruction and programming for residents impacted by dementia.
  • Music therapy sessions for individuals and groups in several neighborhoods – especially for residents impacted by cognitive challenges.
  • A new 14-passenger bus with lift access to offer safe, reliable transportation for enrichment.
  • Planting of special flowers and large trees in our Pleasure Garden area.
  • An all-terrain accessible wheelchair.
  • A new electronic piano that can easily be moved to provide musical programming in multiple neighborhood settings.
  • Funding to support the allocation of four college scholarships to deserving student employees.

Harvest Friends Giving Society 2019:

A listing of Individuals and organizations who blessed Morningstar Living with outright charitable gifts to various Foundation funds received during fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 totaling $1,000 or more.

Individual Giving

  • Barbara Abel
  • Phyllis Bock
  • Louise Boewe
  • Marilyn Brewster
  • Gerry Cooper
  • Marge & Tom Coughlin
  • Linda & Darrell Crook
  • Anonymous
  • Susan Cooper Drabic
  • Sue & Otto Dreydoppel
  • Thomas Ely
  • Deb & John Esposito
  • Shirley Flagler
  • John Gardner
  • Gyulai Family
  • Joan Heilman
  • Kathy & Maury Heller
  • Joan & John Hobart
  • Betty & Bill Jones
  • Judy Jones
  • Margaret Krawiec
  • Elaine & George Lewis
  • David Lichtenwalner
  • Donna Martin
  • Audrey McAbee
  • Linda McMeekin
  • Edward Nawrocki
  • MaryEllen Norton
  • Helen Pearson
  • Marianne Prestifilippo
  • William Ramsden
  • Leena Rinaldi
  • Mollie & Rick Santee
  • Margenett Schleifer
  • Barbara Seifert-Sigmon
  • Linda & Richard Solliday
  • Susan & Gordon Sommers
  • Charles Stehly
  • The Wagner Family

Businesses, Organizations and Grants

  • Bastian Carpet One
  • Benchmark Construction
  • Blue Valley Builders
  • Brown Design Group
  • Chestnut Hill Landscape Contractors
  • Citizen’s Bank
  • Clover Advisors
  • Corporate Environments
  • Eastern District of the Moravian Church
  • GF Pension Group
  • Hanover Engineering Associates
  • K&H Custom Window
  • Kiwanis Club of Nazareth Area
  • Latsha, Davis & McKenna, PC
  • Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
  • Lewis and Walters
  • Moravian Larger Life Foundation
  • Murray Risk Management & Insurance
  • Pennsylvania Site Contractors, Inc.
  • Phoebe Services Pharmacy
  • RLB Accountants
  • Sawgrass Partners
  • Sodexo Senior Services
  • The Lamar Companies
  • The Philadelphia Trust Company
  • Thrivent
  • W.J. & R. Electric

 

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