LIVEWELL Lebanon Summer / Fall 2019

LIVEWELL Lebanon Summer / Fall 2019

The Summer / Fall issue of “LIVEWELL Lebanon” is available below, with a story about our very own WWII hero on the front page and highlights from intergenerational activities with Cedar Crest students and our Morning Under the Stars Prom event:

 

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulating our Stellar Employees of the Month (June)

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center is home to a number of talented staff members who have chosen to grow their skills and build their careers with us (Learn about our Sign-on Bonuses up to $5,000 and apply to join us here). Every month we recognize some of the team members...

LIVEWELL Lebanon Summer / Fall 2019

The Summer / Fall issue of "LIVEWELL Lebanon" is available below, with a story about our very own WWII hero on the front page and highlights from intergenerational activities with Cedar Crest students and our Morning Under the Stars Prom event:  Welcome to Cedar...

Congratulations June NAT (Nursing Assistant Trainee) Graduates!

Last week we were able to celebrate with the most recent graduates of our in-house Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Thank you to all who attended our graduation. The Cedar Haven Staff Education department offers a 3.5 week...

Congratulations May Employees of the Month

We are delighted to announce our three May Employees of the Month, who are receiving awards and gift cards in recognition for their exemplary efforts in improving quality of life for residents at Cedar Haven. Please join us in thanking them for their dedication to...

Morning under the Stars: Prom at Cedar Haven

This is the part of a new series of posts showing how residents #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Marie Anderson, our Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and the rest of the Cedar Haven team worked together with students from Cedar Crest High School...

Morning under the Stars: Prom at Cedar Haven

Morning under the Stars: Prom at Cedar Haven

This is the part of a new series of posts showing how residents #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Marie Anderson, our Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and the rest of the Cedar Haven team worked together with students from Cedar Crest High School and Northern Lebanon High School to throw a fun-filled event for the enjoyment of our residents. 

We are very thankful to everyone who made the 2019 Senior Prom at Cedar Haven a smashing success last month, including DJ Mike Swisher, Mrs. Steckbeck and her Cedar Crest High School students, and a group of thoughtful students from Northern Lebanon High School. 

Marcia Krause, our Director of Administrative Services, shared the following comments with us about this unique event: 

“Music is a universal language. You can hear just one or two notes of a song – and you’re right back in that moment, back in that day, back at the prom. I saw the memories in the faces of our residents as they had a wonderful time at the ‘Morning Under the Stars.’ Many shared comments of how they loved to dance, how much they fun they were having and asking when we are going to do it again. It was a lovely day for them and once again our Therapeutic Recreation Department went above and beyond in making it a day for our residents to remember.”

 

 

We hope you enjoy photos of the students dancing, which brought big smiles and fond memories to mind for many of our residents, as well as the glamorous and fun prom attire that was worn by staff during the event.

 

 

Once again, we would like to extend a warm thank you to our talented activities team and this thoughtful group of students and for planning and taking part in such a fun, uplifting event for our residents to enjoy.

While Cedar Haven offers a number of fun events for residents each week, we always particularly enjoy when young people from the Lebanon community comes to visit. We hope all of you students have a great summer! Thank you for meeting us “under the stars.” 

 

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulating our Stellar Employees of the Month (June)

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center is home to a number of talented staff members who have chosen to grow their skills and build their careers with us (Learn about our Sign-on Bonuses up to $5,000 and apply to join us here). Every month we recognize some of the team members...

LIVEWELL Lebanon Summer / Fall 2019

The Summer / Fall issue of "LIVEWELL Lebanon" is available below, with a story about our very own WWII hero on the front page and highlights from intergenerational activities with Cedar Crest students and our Morning Under the Stars Prom event:  Welcome to Cedar...

Congratulations June NAT (Nursing Assistant Trainee) Graduates!

Last week we were able to celebrate with the most recent graduates of our in-house Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Thank you to all who attended our graduation. The Cedar Haven Staff Education department offers a 3.5 week...

Congratulations May Employees of the Month

We are delighted to announce our three May Employees of the Month, who are receiving awards and gift cards in recognition for their exemplary efforts in improving quality of life for residents at Cedar Haven. Please join us in thanking them for their dedication to...

Morning under the Stars: Prom at Cedar Haven

This is the part of a new series of posts showing how residents #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Marie Anderson, our Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and the rest of the Cedar Haven team worked together with students from Cedar Crest High School...

Meet Silvestre and Christine, Recent Short-term Rehab Graduates

Silvestre and Christine both recented graduated from our Short-term Therapy Program and had great comments to share about our program and therapists. Congratulations to you both on meeting your goals!Silvestre and Christine both graduated recently from our Short-term...

Easter Fun at Cedar Haven – #EnjoyLifeWithUs

Easter Fun at Cedar Haven – #EnjoyLifeWithUs

This is part of a series of posts called “#EnjoyLifeWithUs,” that highlight the uniquely fun activity and event offerings that are a way of life at Cedar Haven.

Holidays at Cedar Haven are always festive and fun. Easter was no exception this year. In addition to an Easter meal for all residents and staff, our residents enjoyed coloring Easter eggs with a group of students from Cedar Crest Middle School who volunteer with us regularly. Perhaps one of the biggest hits was an impromptu crafting session to make Easter bonnets! Please enjoy viewing some of the photos of our residents enjoying Easter with us at Cedar Haven below. Remember, you can always view our full event calendar on our Events page.

Thank you to Marie Anderson and her activities team for making our residents smile everyday and to Ray Truex and his students for bringing your joy and excitement to Cedar Haven! We hope you all had a happy Easter and are enjoying Spring in Lebanon!

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulating our Stellar Employees of the Month (June)

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center is home to a number of talented staff members who have chosen to grow their skills and build their careers with us (Learn about our Sign-on Bonuses up to $5,000 and apply to join us here). Every month we recognize some of the team members...

LIVEWELL Lebanon Summer / Fall 2019

The Summer / Fall issue of "LIVEWELL Lebanon" is available below, with a story about our very own WWII hero on the front page and highlights from intergenerational activities with Cedar Crest students and our Morning Under the Stars Prom event:  Welcome to Cedar...

Congratulations June NAT (Nursing Assistant Trainee) Graduates!

Last week we were able to celebrate with the most recent graduates of our in-house Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Thank you to all who attended our graduation. The Cedar Haven Staff Education department offers a 3.5 week...

Congratulations May Employees of the Month

We are delighted to announce our three May Employees of the Month, who are receiving awards and gift cards in recognition for their exemplary efforts in improving quality of life for residents at Cedar Haven. Please join us in thanking them for their dedication to...

Morning under the Stars: Prom at Cedar Haven

This is the part of a new series of posts showing how residents #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Marie Anderson, our Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and the rest of the Cedar Haven team worked together with students from Cedar Crest High School...

Meet Silvestre and Christine, Recent Short-term Rehab Graduates

Silvestre and Christine both recented graduated from our Short-term Therapy Program and had great comments to share about our program and therapists. Congratulations to you both on meeting your goals!Silvestre and Christine both graduated recently from our Short-term...

Cedar Crest Students Plan Intergenerational Festivities for Cedar Haven Residents

Cedar Crest Students Plan Intergenerational Festivities for Cedar Haven Residents

This is the part of a new series of posts showing how residents #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Ray Truex’s Cedar Crest Middle School Class makes regular visits to Cedar Haven to share activities and festivities with our residents (Ray’s photos above were used with his permission).

This week the CCMS students brought St. Patrick’s Day crafts and cookie decoration supplies to treat our residents to some springtime fun. Learn more as their teacher, Ray, answers a few questions about the class’s involvement at Cedar Haven:

Q: What inspired your class to start regularly visiting the residents at Cedar Haven?

Ray: “We started coming 4 or 5 years ago. I wanted to get the kids out of the building to go make an impact in our community, and while we do a lot of good inside of CCMS for charities, I wanted our kids on a van, interacting with others. My Falcons Care group brainstormed several ideas, and this was the one we chose. Concurrently, I had a friend who was a resident at another facility, and my visits to him prompted me to throw this idea out to the class. Fortunately, it was the one the class chose! We have averaged 5 or 6 visits a year for the past 5 years.”

Q: What have been your favorite activities thus far?

Ray: “While playing games has been an easy activity that allows the kids to get to know the residents, my favorite activities have been the ones where kids actually design the trip’s activities, do prep work, and lead once we arrive. We had two girls lead a trip in December, pre-plan the arts and crafts then lead the activities once we arrived. I was so proud of how they saw it through, start to finish! Our goal is to have kids lead the remainder of our visits.”

 

 

Q: What have you learned from the residents or enjoyed through your interactions with them?

Ray: “I would say that this experience has challenged the kids to step outside of their comfort zone and really see someone else’s world. We look for the glimmer of happiness in resident’s eyes as we interact with them, and the feeling of knowing that they brought joy to someone else’s day has had a lasting impact on the kids. Given the right outlets, kids can amaze you, and I always see sides of kids who I would have never expected. I’ve had parent phone calls, telling me how a daughter couldn’t stop talking about the fun they had at Cedar Haven; I’ve seen kids have a conversation with someone who doesn’t talk back, and get a hug at the end because the conversation was so meaningful; I’ve had kids say they are now considering going into nursing. I have kids routinely asking when the next visit will be. It has been a fantastic experience for all of us, and I hope it has been equally beneficial for your residents!”

 

 

On behalf of all of our residents and all of us at Cedar Haven, we would like to say thank you to this thoughtful group of students and their teacher for taking the time and effort to bring such vitality and enjoyment to our residents. While we have many activities at our facility for our residents to choose from each week, an inter-generational event led by compassionate students is such a treat. We all look forward to each time you come to visit. Thank you and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulating our Stellar Employees of the Month (June)

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center is home to a number of talented staff members who have chosen to grow their skills and build their careers with us (Learn about our Sign-on Bonuses up to $5,000 and apply to join us here). Every month we recognize some of the team members...

LIVEWELL Lebanon Summer / Fall 2019

The Summer / Fall issue of "LIVEWELL Lebanon" is available below, with a story about our very own WWII hero on the front page and highlights from intergenerational activities with Cedar Crest students and our Morning Under the Stars Prom event:  Welcome to Cedar...

Congratulations June NAT (Nursing Assistant Trainee) Graduates!

Last week we were able to celebrate with the most recent graduates of our in-house Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Thank you to all who attended our graduation. The Cedar Haven Staff Education department offers a 3.5 week...

Congratulations May Employees of the Month

We are delighted to announce our three May Employees of the Month, who are receiving awards and gift cards in recognition for their exemplary efforts in improving quality of life for residents at Cedar Haven. Please join us in thanking them for their dedication to...

Morning under the Stars: Prom at Cedar Haven

This is the part of a new series of posts showing how residents #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Marie Anderson, our Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and the rest of the Cedar Haven team worked together with students from Cedar Crest High School...

Meet Silvestre and Christine, Recent Short-term Rehab Graduates

Silvestre and Christine both recented graduated from our Short-term Therapy Program and had great comments to share about our program and therapists. Congratulations to you both on meeting your goals!Silvestre and Christine both graduated recently from our Short-term...

Walking in a “Winter Wonderland”

Walking in a “Winter Wonderland”

This year’s Winter Wonderland was a smashing success! Though the polar vortex has visited Lebanon and the rest of the East Coast with sub-zero temperatures this month, our residents were able to enjoy some winter cheer in the cozy recreation room at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. The event featured lots of snowy scenes sure to bring back memories of winters past and some hot chocolate for all to enjoy.

Residents had fun assisting with preparations for the event by helping make the snowballs. One of our residents knitted the scarf for the large snowman as well as a decoration for his hat!

Winter Wonderland is one of up to 100 fun activities and events that take place at Cedar Haven each month. No wonder our residents are busy enjoying life at Cedar Haven with their friends and the Cedar Haven team. Contact our admissions team at 717-274-0421 to learn how you or your loved one can #EnjoyLifeWithUs.

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulating our Stellar Employees of the Month (June)

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center is home to a number of talented staff members who have chosen to grow their skills and build their careers with us (Learn about our Sign-on Bonuses up to $5,000 and apply to join us here). Every month we recognize some of the team members...

LIVEWELL Lebanon Summer / Fall 2019

The Summer / Fall issue of "LIVEWELL Lebanon" is available below, with a story about our very own WWII hero on the front page and highlights from intergenerational activities with Cedar Crest students and our Morning Under the Stars Prom event:  Welcome to Cedar...

Congratulations June NAT (Nursing Assistant Trainee) Graduates!

Last week we were able to celebrate with the most recent graduates of our in-house Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Thank you to all who attended our graduation. The Cedar Haven Staff Education department offers a 3.5 week...

Congratulations May Employees of the Month

We are delighted to announce our three May Employees of the Month, who are receiving awards and gift cards in recognition for their exemplary efforts in improving quality of life for residents at Cedar Haven. Please join us in thanking them for their dedication to...

Morning under the Stars: Prom at Cedar Haven

This is the part of a new series of posts showing how residents #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Marie Anderson, our Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and the rest of the Cedar Haven team worked together with students from Cedar Crest High School...

“Instant Friends” – #EnjoyLifeWithUs

“Instant Friends” – #EnjoyLifeWithUs

This is the first in a new series of posts introducing friends who #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Mafalda and Diane enjoy the uniquely fun activity and event offerings that are a way of life at Cedar Haven:

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility in Lebanon, provides high-quality care in a friendly and engaging atmosphere. Cedar Haven is a premier choice for skilled nursing, short-term rehab, and memory care in Central Pennsylvania. We are known for the high-quality care we provide, our successful outcomes, and the unique quality-of-life benefits that we offer our residents. For example, up to 100 fun activities are offered for our residents each month. Therefore, many of our residents have made meaningful friendships and relationships at Cedar Haven while participating in our social events.

From Roommates to “Instant Friends”

Mafalda and Diane were instant friends when they met at Cedar Haven.  The two women were introduced when Diane moved into Mafalda’s room and they have been inseparable ever since.  They can be found at most of the activities offered at Cedar Haven but their favorites are bocce ball and bowling.  Mafalda and Diane recently participated in a fun activities trip to the Twin Kiss in Myerstown, PA.

Diane said that their friendship works because “we never get mad at each other”. Mafalda is thankful that she found a friend who can help her with things she is not able to do on her own, like riding the elevator or shopping at the Cedar Haven gift shop.

Diane and Mafalda have many friends at Cedar Haven with whom they enjoy playing games and reminiscing about earlier days.  They are both thankful for the activities and the Cedar Haven staff.

These ladies are just two examples of residents whose lives have been positively impacted by the friendships they’ve made at Cedar Haven. Take a look at our current event calendar to view the activity offerings at Cedar Haven this month and contact us with questions or if you would like a tour of our facility.

Thank you for visiting our blog. Please check back for more resident spotlights featuring friends in the coming weeks!

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulating our Stellar Employees of the Month (June)

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center is home to a number of talented staff members who have chosen to grow their skills and build their careers with us (Learn about our Sign-on Bonuses up to $5,000 and apply to join us here). Every month we recognize some of the team members...

LIVEWELL Lebanon Summer / Fall 2019

The Summer / Fall issue of "LIVEWELL Lebanon" is available below, with a story about our very own WWII hero on the front page and highlights from intergenerational activities with Cedar Crest students and our Morning Under the Stars Prom event:  Welcome to Cedar...

Congratulations June NAT (Nursing Assistant Trainee) Graduates!

Last week we were able to celebrate with the most recent graduates of our in-house Nursing Assistant Training (NAT) Program at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center! Thank you to all who attended our graduation. The Cedar Haven Staff Education department offers a 3.5 week...

Congratulations May Employees of the Month

We are delighted to announce our three May Employees of the Month, who are receiving awards and gift cards in recognition for their exemplary efforts in improving quality of life for residents at Cedar Haven. Please join us in thanking them for their dedication to...

Morning under the Stars: Prom at Cedar Haven

This is the part of a new series of posts showing how residents #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Marie Anderson, our Director of Therapeutic Recreation, and the rest of the Cedar Haven team worked together with students from Cedar Crest High School...

Meet Silvestre and Christine, Recent Short-term Rehab Graduates

Silvestre and Christine both recented graduated from our Short-term Therapy Program and had great comments to share about our program and therapists. Congratulations to you both on meeting your goals!Silvestre and Christine both graduated recently from our Short-term...