Category Archives: Community Involvement

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next Avenue

My friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained READ MORE

Residents’ lives enriched through activities

Residents have the choice of activities, outings and events

Life enrichment team members from left to right: Gladys Conner, Haury Place; Tim Clark, Utz House; Riley Rodriguez, Claassen House; Melinda Ebersole, Director of Life Enrichment and Alex Ramos, wellness director. We are in the process of hiring a new assistant for Anderson Place.

This month we’re celebrating the dedication and hard work of our life enrichment staff at Newton Presbyterian Manor. Nationwide, Activity Professionals Month is observed as a way to appreciate READ MORE

4 Ways to Donate to Charity Without Writing a Check

These ideas can help you de-clutter your home and earn a tax write-off

By Ashley Eneriz for Next Avenue

People carry boxes of donated items

Want to make a difference, but the budget doesn’t allow? Consider donating something other than cash. [Photo credit: Getty Images]

When it comes to donating to charity, sometimes our budgets don’t allow us to be as generous as we we’d like. But you needn’t always open your wallet to help others. Here are four ways to give back that don’t involve writing a check or READ MORE