The Episcopal Home

 Puts the "personal" in personal care
Diocesan Staff Visit

Our diocesan staff spread some holiday cheer by paying us a visit and sharing time and conversation with our residents. It was an afternoon full of activity with these generous and lively visitors. First, they participated in a workshop on aging, followed by an icebreaker with residents, a meditation exercise, and finally, they worked with residents to prepare holiday cookies. It is heartwarming to know that our leaders lead by example, and we are grateful for their compassion and kindness.
An icebreaker helped visitors and residents get acquainted.
Cookie making was a delicious way to share an activity that provided opportunities for
small group conversations and social interaction.
January 13: Kathy Y.
January 18: Kathy V.
January 1: Happy New Year
traditional holiday meal at noon
January 14 & 28: Milan & Casey-11:00
January 17: Dr. Jurgenson/Music - 1:30
January 26: Baking Club - 2:00
January 29: Wine & Cheese - 4:00
Blessed Are the "Piecemakers"

The members of the quilting group at St. Andrew's (Ship) have been avid supporters of the Episcopal Home for years. They work tirelessly behind the scenes, and spend countless hours piecing and stitching all manner of quilted items which they sell to benefit the Home. Thanks to their efforts, we have received thousands of dollars in donations from them over the years.
The quilters' big fundraiser each year is a December quilt raffle. They design and create a beautiful queen size quilt, sell raffle tickets, then draw a winning ticket. Eloise Jumper, 2018's lucky winner, was thrilled to receive her quilt. She said that she was "so excited," and had "always wanted a quilt." We're thankful to the quilters who donated all proceeds from the raffle, and happy that their masterpiece found a good home.
As we look forward to 2019, I hope we are all filled with anticipation of what the new year will bring for us as a group and as individuals.

Here at the Episcopal Home, we are planning to increase physical activity by adding more exercise times and walks. We plan to have more frequent meditation and relaxation groups and, of course, more opportunities to enjoy fruit, wine and cheese.

EH property enhancement continues with the second-floor flooring project to be followed by another painting project! What will be the paint colors ???

I will be embarking on a new project with families in the Cumberland Valley called Family Group Decision Making with Aging and Their Families . This process allows families to be empowered in developing their own solutions and plans for/with the family and their aging member. Positive communication means stronger families. If you or anyone you know might want to learn more about this process, please contact me at (717) 532-4612 or (717) 360-2533.

We continue to have a wonderful staff who is reliable and up to the task of providing good care which is proactive and resourceful. We are blessed to have our staff!
  • May your New Year be filled with friends and family.
  • May you have good memories of those who cannot be with you.
  • May you have appreciation for yourself, what you do for others, and what others do for you.
  • May we treat each other with kind words and thoughts and always be fair.

Best wishes!
Mary Grace
Songs Of The Season
Recently, residents were treated to choral concerts by students of the
Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School and the Culberston Mennonite Church.
Santa's Nice List
Santa dropped in for a pre-Christmas visit with these "young at heart" residents (and staff)
Happy New Year from the residents and staff of the Episcopal Home!
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The Episcopal Home is a place where residents receive friendship, spiritual nurture, rest, recreation and excellent physical care in a peaceful setting which allows them to live in a place of safety, warmth and love. The Home is able to care for those with limited financial means because parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania support the facility. Through the ministry of the Episcopal Home, the Church is engaged in God's mission to value life and care for others.
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