News From Laurel View Village

Why Seniors Prefer Retirement Communities

By siteadmin | December 10, 2017
Senior couple

Retirement communities in aren’t what they used to be. That’s why so many seniors are selecting them as their new homes. Here are the top reasons why retirement communities are so popular with seniors. Activities If you feel like you’ve been missing out, a retirement community offers the perfect chance to get involved. Every month, you’ll have your choice of physical activities, entertainment, art pursuits, day trips, and more. Independence Seniors who live alone often feel dependent on their loved ones for meals or driving support. And that can strain relationships. At a retirement community, you’ll be able to regain your independence, alleviating the strain on caregivers. Social Growing old can be isolating. From a shrinking social circle to mobility…

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How to Discuss Retirement Communities with Your Relatives

By siteadmin | December 5, 2017
Senior woman and family

Retirement is a natural phase of life for all people. Living in a retirement home or community may be a natural transition for you or a loved one. Here are some tips on how to discuss the transition to a senior living community in Johnstown, PA, with your loved ones.

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Laurel View Village Hosts Nationally Recognized Professional Downsizer for Seniors

By Angela Rizzo | September 1, 2017

Laurel View Village, a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), is hosting nationally recognized professional downsizer, Vickie Dellaquila. Dellaquila, is a certified expert in senior downsizing and move management services. She will be presenting two times at Laurel View Village on September 20. The second presentation at 2 p.m. is free and open to the public. “This is just another resource we can provide our community,” said Christina Gorschak, Lead Sales Counselor. “This can be a huge transition for individuals and families, many people feel overwhelmed and not sure where to start. We want to provide individuals, caregivers and their families the opportunity to learn more about senior downsizing.” Vickie Dellaquila is a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO), Certified Professional Organizer…

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25th Anniversary Rewards Savings!

By Angela Rizzo | May 10, 2017

Have you been considering Laurel View Village? Now is better than ever to consider. Laurel View Village is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, offering Anniversary Rewards that can save you thousands of dollars. To learn more click here and we can help you begin exploring your options! We can help you take the first steps, call today to begin the conversation, (814) 288-2724, ext. 4284.

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Call to make your Mother’s Day Buffet Reservations!

By Angela Rizzo | May 8, 2017
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Farm to Table Restaurant at Laurel View Village Open to Public

By Angela Rizzo | May 8, 2017

Fresh Harvest, a new farm-to-table restaurant managed by Cura and located on the campus of Laurel View Village in Davidsville, opened to the public on April 28th. “Fresh Harvest delivers a unique, five-star dining experience in senior living – as well to the Davidsville community,” Laurel View Village CEO Michelle Rassler said in a statement. “We are taking the top trends from the restaurant and hospitality industries and adapting to the guests we serve.” Read more here

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Laurel View Village Announces 2017 Evening Concert Series

By Angela Rizzo | January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017 – As part of Laurel View Village’s 25th Anniversary year celebration, a new program will be introduced – evening concerts for campus residents and families – these concerts also free and open to the public. The third Thursday, every other month at 6 p.m. the Laurel View Village chapel will come alive with music from local groups. A variety of genres will be represented throughout the year. This is a wonderful opportunity for our residents and families to enjoy together, but also we encourage the public and community to come! The schedule is: February 16 – The Evergreens – Indie Folk Style April 20 – Walt Churchey and Jackie Kopco – Acoustic Duo June 15 – TREE…

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Dementia Live Training Offered Free to the Public

By Angela Rizzo | January 20, 2017

Dementia Live Experience This training is being offered FREE through The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition (PBHAC) Location:  Laurel View Village, 2000 Cambridge Drive, Davidsville, PA 15928 Time: This training is 30 minutes in length. 30-minute time slots are available from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Cost: This is a FREE training. (There are NO CEUs awarded for this training. Certificates of Attendance will be available.) Click here for more information or to register Registration Deadline: March 6, 2017 Target Audience: This session is for direct care staff, family caregivers, healthcare professionals, college students, or anyone working with individuals with dementia. Description: In this high-impact Dementia Live experience, you will be immersed into life with dementia, resulting in a…

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Now Welcoming New Residents in Personal Care

By Angela Rizzo | December 20, 2016

We have completed upgrades in a number of our Personal Care suites, and we are now welcoming new residents. If you have been considering a change now might be the time to visit and investigate the amenities offered in Personal Care at Laurel View Village. First of all, please understand this is not nursing care. Our Personal Care residents are very active; they just want the assurance that help is nearby 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for medications, bathing, therapy, and so on. We offer studio apartments or two room suites that include bedroom, living area, kitchenette and full bath. Closet space is generous, and all meals are included. We have a dedicated dining room for our…

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Laurel View Village to begin MUSIC & MEMORY Certification

By Angela Rizzo | December 15, 2016
Music and Memory at Laurel View Village

December 7, 2016 –  How many times have you heard a song and a wave of memories comes back? Songs can make you happy, help you reminisce and tap deep emotions. The MUSIC & MEMORY program is all about bringing joy into the lives of people suffering from Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia and a wide range of cognitive and physical impairments. Laurel View Village (LVV) will begin the certification and implementation of MUSIC and MEMORY in 2017. LVV will become one of over 3,000 certified facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada, but one of the first in the Somerset and Cambria County region. According to MUSIC & MEMORY, the approach is simple, elegant and effective: We train professionals in…

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