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Archive for September, 2010

On Sept. 22, 2010, Elizabeth Dudek, secretary of the Florida Agency for
Health Care Administration (AHCA) in Tallahassee, announced the
Governor’s Gold Seal Award Recipients, which included River Garden/Wolfson
Health and Aging Center
of Jacksonville. River Garden/Wolfson was
one of only two nursing homes in the state to achieve this award for 5
consecutive terms.

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On Sept. 11, 2010, the 9th anniversary of the 9/11
terrorist attacks, First Lady Michelle Obama joined approximately 150
volunteers for a day of remembrance and participated in a day of
community service at Vinson Hall Retirement Community

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On September 22nd  Elizabeth Dudek, Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in Tallahassee announced the Governor’s Gold Seal Award Recipients.
River Garden/Wolfson Health&Aging Center of Jacksonville was one of only two nursing homes in the state to achieve this award for five consecutive terms. The Village on the Green of Longwood was the other home to receive this honor.

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On the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, First Lady Michelle Obama joined approximately 150 volunteers for a day of remembrance and participated in a day of community service at Vinson Hall Retirement Community, located in McLean, VA.

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San Joaquin Gardens, ABHOW’s long-established Fresno continuing care retirement
community (CCRC), has changed its name to The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens.

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Episcopal Place, located in Birmingham, AL, has been named a Nationally Recognized Community of QualityT by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), the national industry association representing managers and owners of quality affordable housing across the country.  NAHMA has been setting the standard for high-quality affordable housing by bringing attention to outstanding properties through its national Communities of QualityT (COQ) program.

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New York Congregational Nursing Center will be hosting a Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 25th, from 1 – 5 PM in the parking lot of New York Congregational Nursing Center located at 135 Linden Boulevard (between Bedford & Rogers Avenue).

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The National Mature Media Awards honored ABHOW last month with three prizes for communications.

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On Jan. 7, 2010, Diana Shropshire, of Norwood, Pa., was selected as the Caregiver of the Year by the Pennsylvania Culture Change Coalition,
a group comprised of caregivers, providers, regulators, families, and
consumers who are dedicated to improving the quality of long-term care
by changing the culture in nursing homes.

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Several dozen ABHOW residents, staff members, family members and others collectively created a memory quilt for the company’s annual meeting in February.

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Nursing home giant Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. has agreed to settle a class-action suit alleging understaffing at 22 of its California facilities for $50 million. Terms still must be approved by a judge.

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A judge in Illinois on Tuesday heard arguments for and against a proposed settlement that would give thousands of mentally ill nursing home residents in the state the chance to move into community housing.

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Communitas Awards announced that Moorings Park is a winner of the 2010 Communitas Award for Social Accountability in the category of Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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