Episcopal Home
Puts the "personal" in personal care
  October 2017
Thank You!
Many thanks to our head cook, Effie Hershey, who organized our recent yard sale to benefit our residents.
It was a big undertaking, but Effie had it under control
from start to finish.
EH resident Juanita Mills pitched in with her handcrafted jewelry (above) and Paula Knerr organized the quilters' table and sold raffle tickets.
Resident Birthdays
Join us in wishing the happiest of birthdays to our residents born in October

October 3 - Peggy
October 5 - Frank
Meet Our Staff 
Dishing It Up With Mike
"If you want something done, ask a busy person." - Lucille Ball

Mike Stitt is a busy guy. In addition to serving as Head Verger at St. Andrews (Ship) and helping with numerous maintenance and repair projects there, he is also a cook at the Episcopal Home.

Mike developed an interest in cooking as a young student while working in various restaurants. Drafted into the army during the Viet Nam era, he felt lucky when he was assigned to an officers' club where he cooked for dignitaries and high-ranking military personnel. A highlight was cooking for Bob Hope. He also served as a cook in military hospitals. Mike recalls that his most memorable experience was when a Russian colonel - a known KGB agent - experienced a medical emergency while traveling and was admitted
to the military hospital in which Mike was cooking.
The officer's wife was so afraid that the Americans would try to poison her husband, that Mike had to taste all of the food in her presence prior to serving it, to prove that it was safe. He also had the opportunity to cook for President Lyndon Johnson during a hospital stay in Texas. Chuckling, Mike recalled that job as a short-lived one. Mrs. Johnson did not approve of the hospital fare, and had her personal chef flown in to take over the feeding of the former president. Following his military service, Mike continued working in the food service industry in hospitals. He went to school to become certified in diet therapy, then worked with clients, helping them to design, implement, manage, and prepare special diets.

When Mike heard there was an opening for a cook at the Episcopal Home, he decided to apply for the job. He enjoys working in our kitchen. He says it's fun, and that our head cook, Effie, allows him creative freedom in suggesting special meals and preparing recipes he knows from memory. He says the job is a good fit for him, and that he enjoys interacting with our residents.

In keeping with the family atmosphere at the EH, meals are served family style. The kitchen staff pays careful attention to special diets and makes substitutions when necessary. The meals here are not brought in pre-prepared or frozen, but are prepared in-house. Residents have input on likes, dislikes, and what foods they enjoy. All in all, the Episcopal Home features good old-fashioned home cooking, making it a very good place to eat.

Quilt Raffle!
This Year's Quilt

The quilters at St. Andrew's (Ship) are raffling off a beautiful quilt on December 4 - right in time for the holidays!

Hand Quilted - Queen Size

Proceeds benefit
EH residents.

Tickets are only $1.00.

This is an easy way to help
you may be the lucky winner!

Stop in at the Home for tickets,
call, email, or
purchase at the
Diocesan Convention on
October 13 &14

Around the House
The Three Amigas
We're lucky to have our friendly aides, Ada, Tonya, and Alyssa on staff to help care for our residents - and
they dispense those smiles for free!
Make a Difference
Make A Donation - Choose A Quilt
Great for gift giving!
Small Throw or Table Topper
28" square
Christmas colors and fabrics
Charming Christmas Angel Table Topper
17" x 18"
Hand quilted
Always Popular!
Purse size tissue holders in a variety of patterns and colors.
Festive Holiday Table topper
21" square
Christmas Patterns
Contact the Home at (717) 532-4612, or, or see Mary Grace at the Diocesan Convention.
Activity Room Update  
The refurbishing of our activity room is progressing. Dale Eichelberger, whose mother is an EH resident, gathered some men from the First Church of God, and got a first coat of paint on all of the walls. Our handyman, Keith, is adding a second coat and repairing and refinishing the ceiling. We need to have some carpentry work done. We're working on purchasing new carpet. We've had several donations for chairs. A new media cabinet and new curtains and rods have been donated.

We're so grateful to those of you who have donated, and we welcome additional monetary gifts to help defray the cost of this project.

If you can help, please indicate "Activity Room" on the memo line and send your check to:

The Episcopal Home
206 E. Burd St.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Questions? call (717) 532-4612 or email
monetary contributions are tax deductible
Celebrating 90 Years

This photo, dated "June, 1955," shows Episcopal Home residents and staff in front of of St.
Andrew's Episcopal Church in Shippensburg.
Click below to:
Mission Statement
The mission of the Episcopal Home of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is to enhance personal care to residents, their families and that community that enhance physical, intellectual, social,
and spiritual wellbeing.