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Pacific Retirement Services, Inc. (PRS), a national leader in the senior housing and care industry announced that new members were elected to the board of its affiliate, Capitol Lakes®, a Continuing Care Retirement Community and the only retirement community in cultural downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

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Pacific Retirement Services, Inc. (PRS), a national leader in the senior housing and care industry announced that new members were elected to the board of its affiliate, Capitol Lakes®, a Continuing Care Retirement Community and the only retirement community in cultural downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

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Village Shalom recently honored staff members for outstanding service to the continuing-care retirement community. The 2010 employee recognition award recipients were announced at Village Shalom’s year-end employee holiday celebration.

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Julia Karas, social worker at Village Shalom, has been named recipient of the Allen and Gloria Block “Champion of Culture Change” Award for 2010.

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Julia Karas, social worker at Village Shalom, has been named recipient of the Allen and Gloria Block “Champion of Culture Change” Award for 2010.

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The holiday spirit is alive and well at Jewish Home Lifecare Sarah Neuman Center.

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The holiday spirit is alive and well at Jewish Home Lifecare Sarah Neuman Center.

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Cheryl Phillips, M.D., will join the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) – soon to become LeadingAge – as its new senior vice president for advocacy, AAHSA President & CEO Larry Minnix announced today.

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To ensure operations servicing more than 1,700 residents carry on uninterrupted, Masonic Village requires approximately 25 million kWh of electricity every year.  In order to reduce its electric bill and carbon footprint, and in turn direct cost savings to enhancing resident care, the continuing care retirement community, children’s home and community service organization broke ground for a solar power plant on Dec. 20.

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Village Shalom marked the holiday of Chanukah with its own “Festival of Lights” event. The celebration combined the lighting of candles on the menorah with 100 birthday candles on a cake to honor Village Shalom residents who reached 100 or more years of age in 2010. The festivities included a performance of Chanukah music for residents, family members and the community by Shireinu, Kansas City’s Jewish choral.

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