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Connected Care. Improved Outcomes. Better Overall Care. Happier Staff.

These are just a few reasons why Luthercare is implementing PointClickCare, an integrated digital platform – or electronic medical record – in all three senior living communities.

“PointClickCare allows us to maintain a single consistent electronic medical record for each resident in one centralized place,” says Tammy Schucker, Luthercare’s new Director of Clinical Systems Integration.

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Meet Kristen Oleary – Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Kristen Oleary has joined the Luthercare Executive Leadership team, bringing 25 years of experience to her new role as Vice President – Marketing & Communications. In this position, Kristen will promote the ministry, mission and core values of Luthercare while fostering excellence in hospitality and customer service.

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Meet Tammy Schucker – Director of Clinical Systems Integration

Tammy Schucker is Luthercare’s new Director of Clinical Systems Integration. In this role, she is responsible for the rollout and implementation of PointClickCare. After rollouts are complete, Tammy will ensure the system stays current with regulations and assessments. She will train new staff during orientation and will keep staff up to date on any new services and updates.

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SAIL Awarded Three-Year Grant

Systems Aligned in Learning (SAIL) is a collective impact project which has been funded by United Way of Lancaster County, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and the Steinman Foundation. United Way of Lancaster County announced that SAIL is among 10 projects funded for the next three-year cycle, 2018- 2021. The award is $202,000 for 2018-2019.

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Your Neighborhood Connection Update

Your Neighborhood Connection launched on March 1, 2016. Since this time, team members have proudly delivered roughly 22,000 hours of care, enabling clients to remain safely in their homes. If you were to catch a glimpse of the interaction between our clients and caregivers, you would see staff assisting with errands, taking walks, scheduling and transporting to appointments, attending special events, planning and preparing meals, providing personal care or just socializing.

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Summer 2018 was a Very Busy Time for Luthercare!

We kicked off the season with the 9th annual Red, White and Blueberry Jamboree on the campus of St. John’s Herr Estate, the Luthercare senior living community in Columbia. The day featured the famous 300-pound blueberry pie, a wildlife presentation by ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park, and tours of senior living apartments, cottages and personal care suites. Additionally, throughout the summer, St.

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Spang Crest Team Brings Spirit of Volunteerism to Day of Caring Event

A team of Spang Crest employees and their family members were among more than 1,100 volunteers who spread out across the Lebanon area in a variety of service projects to mark the United Way of Lebanon County’s 22nd annual Day of Caring on Saturday, April 21.

From 9 a.m. to noon, the Spang Crest group cleaned, mulched and prepared Coleman Memorial Park on West Maple Street in Lebanon for the spring and summer season!

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Annual Strawberry Festival to be Held at Luther Acres Campus

The Annual Strawberry Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Luther Acres, the Luthercare community at 600 East Main Street, Lititz. Strawberries, ice cream and shortcakes will be $4.00 each, and hot dogs, chips and drinks will be $3.00. The Strawberry Festival will be held on the lawn in front of the Luther Acres Healthcare Center, rain or shine.

The Strawberry Festival is an annual fundraiser that supports the charitable activities of the Luther Acres Residents’ Council. The festival is also a fundraiser of the Friends of Luther Acres auxiliary.

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Luthercare for Kids Opening New Early Learning Center in Marietta

Luthercare is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Community Bible Church in Marietta to open a new child care and early learning center in western Lancaster County.

The creation of Luthercare for Kids – Marietta reflects Luthercare’s comprehensive commitment to providing high-quality child care in an environment specifically designed to support early learning programming for young children in the communities served by Luthercare for Kids.

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9th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Jamboree at St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia

9th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Jamboree at St. John’s Herr Estate in Columbia

The 9th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Jamboree will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the campus of St. John’s Herr Estate, the Luthercare senior living community at 200 Luther Lane, Columbia. The fun festivities will feature the famous 300-pound blueberry pie as well as a wildlife program from ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park. Fun activities include games for children, a visit from alpacas, and a moon bounce.

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