News From Laurel View Village

Laurel View Village Donates to JMBCC

By April Coval | November 7, 2019

Laurel View Village’s  CEO Timothy Mock (left) and Senior Administrative Secretary April Coval (right) presented a $554.59 donation to Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Director Erin Goins (center). To raise funds, they hosted a cookie sale, t-shirt sale, pumpkin decorating contest, awareness walk around their campus, and pink boot collections. Laurel View’s generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for breast-related health services – including mammograms, follow-up diagnostic services, and genetic counseling.

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Laurel View Village Announces New Chief Executive Officer

By April Coval | October 10, 2019

Laurel View Village, a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), located in Davidsville, PA is excited to announce their new chief executive officer (CEO), as Mr. Timothy Mock.  The Board of Directors of Allegheny Christian Ministries, the governing board of Laurel View Village, is pleased to announce that Timothy Mock has been selected and promoted as chief executive officer.  Mr. Mock has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the last four years and most recently, as interim CEO. Mr. Mock’s first employment with Laurel View Village was 22 years ago in dining services. He worked his way up the ladder and has held a variety of positions such as, staff accountant and controller. He holds a B.S.B.A.…

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How to Choose the Right Retirement Community

By Brian Goodman | August 21, 2019

There are many advantages to moving into a retirement community at an older age. You’ll be able to make friends, remain healthy, and will have assistance if you need anything. While you may have decided that retirement living is right for you, it can be difficult to find the right retirement community. Here are some tips to consider to ensure that you choose the right community for you. Consider Location A major aspect in choosing a retirement community should be its location. Just because you’re moving into a new community doesn’t mean that you need to give up what you enjoy in life. Ensure that the community is located near important places and people, such as your family, friends, doctor’s…

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OMA Art Exhibit provides beauty to Laurel View Village through resident Art.

By April Coval | July 25, 2019

Our newest art exhibit features the work of residents created through the partnership with Mount Aloysius College and the Opening Minds through Art program.  The exhibit will be open in our Cambridge building until August 31,2019. The public is welcome to stop by and check out the great artwork anytime. The art was created by the residents of Laurel View Village in the Fall of 2018 and Spring 2019 through a partnership with Mount Aloysius College using the Opening Minds through Art program. “Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, inter generational art-making program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. Its failure-free program provides opportunities for creative self-expression and social engagement for people…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Personal Care Facility

By Brian Goodman | July 22, 2019

Your loved ones deserve the best for every stage of their lives. If it’s time to make the transition from home to the best personal care facility in Johnstown, PA, then you’ll want to make a careful choice with your family member’s interests in mind. Thankfully, there are excellent options for families like yours who need a personal care facility or memory care center. When you’re searching for the best personal care service provider and memory care facility, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind. Think about the Future While it can be tempting to select a home based on your present requirements, it’s time to consider the future. Sure, a particular facility may meet your loved one’s…

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Nursing Home receives deficiency-free state survey

By April Coval | July 18, 2019

With all the negative news we have recently seen regarding nursing homes, Laurel View Village Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, is happy to share they recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey. The skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility passed the state survey by meeting criteria that address nursing care and resident safety, patients’ rights, food services, administration and the physical condition of the building. Surveyors review all aspects of care, from kitchen and dining services to observing resident care and interview residents, families and staff members. Emily Reckner, Nursing Home Administrator states, “We are proud to have our deficiency free survey that reflects the dedicated team effort in maintaining high standards for quality care in addition to having…

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Helpful Tips for a Smooth Transition to Senior Living

By Brian Goodman | July 11, 2019
Moving box

Retirement communities go by many different names, such as continuing care retirement communities, life plan communities, senior care centers or nursing homes. There are differences between each, so you want to make sure you do your homework. Regardless of their label, the best options enhance you or your loved one’s well- being while also providing medical services, social opportunities, and other services to match a changing lifestyle. If you’re looking for a senior care community for yourself or a loved one, keep reading to learn how to make this transition as smooth as possible. Begin the Moving Process Early On People collect a lot of things over a lifetime and packing and moving can be quite stressful. Individuals who have…

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What Defines Our Character.

By April Coval | July 8, 2019
Townhomes at Laurel View Village

by.  Dr. Dalton Blough Did you ever wonder what it is that makes life here at Laurel View so pleasant and free of many of the undesirable negative activities that we are aware of that exist outside of our lovely campus? Well, I thought a bit about this and thought I would share my thoughts on why this community is a very pleasant and comfortable place to be. Lets contemplate the things we find here. Fortunately I’m able to move “out & about” living in a town home. So that gives me abundant freedom to roam and observe. Look at the lovely and attractive gazebo that was placed in the center of the field between the Cambridge building and the…

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Laurel View Village helps to present awards from The Challenge Program Inc.

By April Coval | May 24, 2019

Laurel View Village and  North American Hoganas are sponsors of the Challenge program Inc.  The Challenge Program, Inc. builds sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers.The Challenge Program, Inc.  recently distributed financial incentive awards to the seniors at Conemaugh Township High School for excelling in the areas of Attendance, STEM, Community Service, Academic Improvement, and Academic Excellence. Laurel View congratulates all on their amazing achievements.

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Laurel View Village Resident Presented with Iwo Jima Remembrance

By April Coval | May 2, 2019

The Marine Corps League presented Mary Pero with a “Gold Star Lapel Button.” This pin is given to widows, widowers, children, parents, and siblings of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who lost their lives in the defense of democracy and freedom during World Wars I and II. Michael Strank, Mary Pero’s brother, died in combat one week after raising the flag on Iwo Jima. Mary was presented with this pin, as well as the documentation of what it stands for and the meaning behind it. This February will be the 75th anniversary of the flag raising and there will be a special presentation held at the Johnstown War Memorial on or around Flag Day. More details…

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