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Holiday Greetings from Glen Cooper, President & CEO, Friendly Senior Living

As 2015 draws to a close, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to our Members, residents, families, staff, volunteers, colleagues and individuals from the community for such a warm welcome to Friendly Senior Living.  I am honored to lead such a highly regarded organization, and feel fortunate to work with such a strong team […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving approaches, we asked our Friendly Senior Living residents and staff to share what they are thankful for. Their responses reflect a deep gratitude for family, friends and the “little” things in our lives which have such great meaning. We wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful holiday season ahead! I […]

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Celebrating National Assisted Living Week at Glenmere

National Assisted Living Week is September 13 through 19.  This nation-wide observance celebrates what makes Assisted Living unique and wonderful and, while it is a Glenmere-wide celebration, the activities department takes the lead in designing specific programs and events.  The theme for 2015 is “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit.” Glenmere Assisted Living, a part of […]

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Favorite Summer Recipe: Smoked Beef Brisket

At Cloverwood Senior Living,  Executive Chef Dan Dubock and I like to smoke beef brisket outside during the summer months. Last week we featured a BBQ at the Bar with ourfamous smoked beef brisket and served root beer floats with “It’s not your father’s root beer.”  We smoked the brisket in the Village Green, sliced to order […]

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Honoring Certified Nursing Assistants

In June we honor our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) for the tremendous work they do in support of our Members. The CNA’s at the Friendly Home are the closest confidants to our Members. They help our Members live their best lives every day, and they hold our Members’ hands in comfort on their worst ones. […]

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Celebrating Our Nurses

National Nurses Week begins on May 6. I am dedicating this blog to the nurses who do so much to make a difference in the lives of our Members. THANK YOU for all that you do every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide compassionate and dedicated care to our Members! […]

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Celebrating Volunteer Service

National Volunteer Week is April 12-18. While the Friendly Home is so very grateful for the service of our dedicated volunteers every day, this week is an especially good time to say a heartfelt “Thank You!” for all that they do to enhance the lives of our Members. What do our volunteers do? So much! […]

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Celebrating Social Work Month!

March is National Social Work Month. In recognition of that, I thought I’d write about the role of social work in a long-term care facility. In general, the role of the social worker is to enable each individual to function at the highest possible level of social and emotional wellness. The range of responsibilities include: […]

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Protecting Your Heart ~ February Facts About Fat!

Love is in the air during the month of February! To protect your heart, you should know that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease and heart disease. Fats: Clarifying the facts Our body needs fat to function properly, but too much fat can negatively impact our […]

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