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Blood Drive for American Red Cross - Donors Receive Gift Cards

Did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood or that a single car accident victim can require as much as 100 pints of blood?  To help alleviate the need, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at StoneRidge Towne Centre in Myerstown on Friday, January 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The first 25 successful blood donors will receive a $10 Visa Gift Card, and the next 10 successful blood donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card.

Anyone 16 years old or older who is in good general health may donate with parental or guardian consent.  Interested donors may streamline their donation experience and save up to 15 minutes on their donation day by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass and completing their pre-donation reading and health history questions.  If you have any questions, or if you are concerned whether you are able to donate, you may call the American Red Cross at 1.800.RED.CROSS.  Give the perfect gift – Give Blood.

 Pictured here from the September 2017 blood drive, Jeff Crispino, director of dining services at StoneRidge Poplar Run in Myerstown, makes a blood donation while American Red Cross collection technician Brenda Bauer of Nanticoke, PA looks on. 

 

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Santa Meets With Children for Breakfast and Fun

StoneRidge Retirement Living held its annual “Breakfast With Santa" program on Saturday, December 9 at StoneRidge Poplar Run in Myerstown.  The free event was open to the children and grandchildren of team members at both the Poplar Run and Towne Centre campuses and to the public.  Guests were offered a breakfast of French toast, sausages, orange juice, milk, tea or coffee.  Santa Claus was on hand to talk with the children, listen to what gifts each wanted for Christmas and have their photo taken.  Each child was given a gift, a holiday coloring sheet and the photo taken with Santa in a Christmas folder. 


Santa visits with Isabella and Noah Nielson, children of Courtney and Blake Nielson of Newmanstown.  Courtney serves as Personal Care Administrator for StoneRidge Poplar Run and Towne Centre.

 

 

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Christmas Tree Hat Project at Church of God

Once again, the nimble fingers of residents at Church of God Home in Carlisle have been busy knitting and crocheting children's hats.  And not just a few hats - dozens of hats of all styles and colors to be a blessing for area children.  The annual Christmas Tree Hat Project is in full swing.  Once the hats are crafted, they are hung on a special Christmas Tree in Letort Manor.  A basket placed near the hat tree is nearly full of hats as well since the tree is already filled to capacity.  On December 20, the handmade, Christmas-inspired hats will be distributed to surprised schoolchildren in the Carlisle School District.  Nice job Church of God!  What a blessing you are to the community!

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Veterans Honored at StoneRidge Retirement Living Events

On Friday, November 10, StoneRidge Poplar Run and StoneRidge Towne Centre of Myerstown held events to honor the dozens of veterans who live in these two retirement communities.  In the morning, Towne Centre held a brunch for all resident veterans to get together to reminisce.  Later in the day, Poplar Run hosted a program that featured the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps of Pine Grove Area High School who posted and retired the colors; special speaker Randy Plummer, administrative officer at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, who spoke about the veterans’ national cemetery system; and recording artist Jessica Weidman who sang several patriotic songs.  Ms. Weidman, a lyric soprano, has an amazing three-and-a-half octave range and released two CDs.  Prior to the start of the program, a slide show featuring photographs of each veteran in uniform from their military days was shown.  During the program, veterans were presented with special caps embroidered with the StoneRidge Military Veterans Association insignia.  On Saturday, November 11, StoneRidge Towne Centre had a special musical program titled “A Salute to our Veterans.”

Photo caption:  Colonel Clifford Keys, a Poplar Run resident, shown here in 1969 when he was stationed with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.  At the time the photo was taken, he was located in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Viet Nam near the border with Cambodia.  Col. Keys served for over 30 years in Vietnam, Japan, Germany and at the Pentagon. 

 

 

 

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Towne Centre Hosts Fall Fest 2017

In the spirit of the season, StoneRidge Towne Centre in Myerstown held Fall Fest 2017 in late October.  The event featured a variety of fun things to do for the families of residents and team members.  Children were escorted through the residence where different activities were held. These included picking a pumpkin from the patch and decorating it, lots of fall-themed games, face and hand painting, free coloring books and crayons, prizes and refreshments.  Once families made it through the activities stations and games, the last stop was a guided tour through the Enchanted Forest that was filled with lighted trees, colorful forest features, friendly animals and residents handing out yummy treats.  It was a wonderful success, and many people came out to enjoy the festivities. 

 

Caption:  Justin Shober, and his wife Erica (who serves as RN Care Coordinator for Towne Centre) and their lovely daughter Rielynd visited the waterfall in the Enchanted Forest.  Rielynd is holding the pumpkin that she decorated during her visit while dad holds the rest of her treasures.

 

 

 

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