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More than 350 people attended Village Shalom’s Ages of Excellence Celebration on Nov. 18, 2010, at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel.

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On Nov. 25, 2010, Presbyterian Homes in Evanston, Ill., lost former CEO
Peter S. Mulvey after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was
63 years old. Mulvey most recently served as vice chair of the board and
senior vice president
of strategic initiatives. Colleagues say that even during his battle, he
remained characteristically
engaged, upbeat and gracious.

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More than 350 people attended Village Shalom’s Ages of Excellence Celebration on Nov. 18, 2010, at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. The evening included the presentation of the Helzberg Excellence in Aging Award to Sue and Joel Vile, both of whom are longtime supporters and leaders of Village Shalom and its predecessor organization, Shalom Geriatric Center. Mel Mallin, a Village Shalom resident and dedicated volunteer, received the Stephen J. Schoenfeld Volunteer Recognition Award. Guest speaker was Jeff Greenfield, senior political correspondent for CBS News.

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As president and CEO of Presbyterian Homes in Evanston, IL,  for 28 years, Peter S. Mulvey was a cutting edge leader in senior living in the North and Northwest suburbs and Chicago. He was widely respected for his single-minded commitment to the mission of caring for older adults.

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Village Shalom’s annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 23, 2010, gave residents and their family members a lot to be thankful for. A cadre of Village Shalom staff and nearly two dozen volunteers served 456 pounds of turkey with all the trimmings and 50 pies to more than 390 residents and guests in nine dining-room areas throughout the continuing-care retirement community. Dining services staff washed more than 3,000 dishes (plus silverware, pots and pans) after the tables were cleared at evening’s end.

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Murray Bernstein celebrated his 100th birthday this year, and says one of his oldest and fondest memories is of getting a speeding ticket when he was 17.  His $2.00 ticket was for “galloping” a team of horses through Central Park.

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The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is the recipient of the coveted Deaconess Legacy Award from the Deaconess Associations Foundation for its ElderServe at Night program.

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Presbyterian Homes, Evanston-based owner-operator of eight retirement communities in the North and Northwest suburbs and Chicago, is announcing the appointment of Todd F. Swortzel as president and CEO effective January 1, 2011.

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Presbyterian Homes, Evanston-based owner-operator of eight retirement communities in the North and Northwest suburbs and Chicago, is announcing the appointment of Todd F. Swortzel as president and CEO effective January 1, 2011.

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In honor of the opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History, in downtown Philadelphia, on November 14, 2010, residents from Martins Run have been passing along their own history to younger generations through a number of initiatives at the Marple Township, Pa.-based senior living community. Paying tribute to Veterans Day, Martins Run will host “Talking Portraits,” a program in which resident veterans will meet with students from Temple Shalom, in Broomall, to share their experiences and recount stories from their time in the service. As the veterans and students talk, Martins Run art teacher, Lisa Learner, will paint the residents’ portraits. The paintings, as well as notes from the discussion, will be used to create a Martins Run Veterans scrapbook.

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Fall festivities abound on Sunday, November 14 when Martins Run Senior Living Community holds its annual Fall Festival at the Media, Pa.-based campus. The event, which will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will honor veterans living at the senior community with a special recognition ceremony. Martins Run welcomes the entire community to attend the event, which will feature an afternoon of games, entertainment, great food and more.

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