Four Life Plan Communities Receive Recognition for Exemplary Employee and Resident Engagement Scores from Holleran.
Holleran Community Engagement Research and Consulting, has recognized four life plan communities for distinguished scores in employee and resident engagement studies conducted in 2016. The communities included Moravian Manor of Lititz, Pennsylvania, along with Episcopal Senior Communities of California, Maplewood Park Place of Maryland, and Aldersgate (Methodist Senior Services) of Mississippi.
Holleran’s national benchmark of Life Plan Community employee and resident engagement scores is the largest in the nation. It awards the annual “Highest Honors” recognition to those communities who attain high mean scores and overall satisfaction significantly above the Holleran benchmark. In addition, a minimum response rate of 70% must be achieved and 60% or more of the organization’s staff or residents must be categorized as highly engaged. This year, only 4% of the communities Holleran surveys attained the Highest Honors designation.
“These communities are demonstrating a high commitment to employee and resident engagement,” states Michele Holleran, CEO of Holleran. “Engagement is the single best measure of a healthy culture, leading to workforce stability, lower turnover, and a high commitment to well-being of residents.”
Moravian Manor, a single-sight life plan community located in Lititz, Pennsylvania was awarded Highest Honors for a resident engagement mean score of 90.8, and believes creating a culture of engagement is about the relationship between the residents and employees. David Swartley, President and CEO of Moravian Manor says “receiving this award is gratifying and a confirmation that so many of our employees are mission driven and are at Moravian Manor for the right reasons. They are in it for the people and make sure that the residents are well served.”
About Moravian Manor: Moravian Manor is a not-for profit senior living community offering a person-centered approach to a full continuum of services.
Here is a little preview of this evenings presentation on WITF (Supported by Warwick Woodlands) –
When You Turn 65, Will You Be Financially Ready?
Explore Retirement Living is a collaborative effort of 17 Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC – also referred to as Life Plan Communities) located in and around Lancaster County, PA. The goal is to encourage individuals and families to explore the many benefits of living in a CCRC and to find one that fits them best.
To help facilitate the exploration process – which can, at times, be overwhelming – we have created an annual Explore Retirement Living Open House. On Saturday, October 15, all 17 communities will open their doors from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Visitors can go from one community to the next to take a look around, gather information, ask questions and have fun. We believe that the Lancaster County region is a great place to retire because it has a low cost of living, beautiful scenery, great arts and entertainment, a host of community services, high quality healthcare, and so much more!
Be sure to stop by Moravian Manor located at 300 W. Lemon Street Lititz. While you’re at Moravian Manor you can tour an apartment, cottage or townhome, chat with staff and residents, enjoy an assortment of refreshments prepared by Chef Lauren Davis, and learn more about our new sister community Warwick Woodlands.
For more information about participating communities and tips on how to maximize your day of exploration, visit www.exploreretirementliving.org. We’re looking forward to seeing you on October 15!
Moravian Manor was selected as the 2016 Impact Award winner and was also recognized as a Gold Well Workplace recipient. This award is presented to businesses of the LiveWell Lancaster County Coalition, the Lancaster County Business Group on Health and the Lighten Up Lancaster County Coalition that effectively demonstrate the impact their programs have had on their workforce. The award recognizes local businesses who are committed to creating a culture of wellness. We are proud to encourage healthy lifestyles and excited to continue our workplace wellness efforts in the future. There were 35 companies that participated in this year’s contest.
Wonderful opportunities to serve await you! If you are interested in making a difference in your community, please consider volunteering at Moravian Manor. We have many volunteer opportunities from which to choose:
Mail Delivery: Volunteers are needed to deliver mail to our residents on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The time required is only about an hour and can be done to fit your schedule.
Activities: We would love to have you join us in helping to transport our residents to any number of various activities throughout the week. Time required is approximately 2 hours per activity.
Physical Therapy: Our Physical Therapy Dept. is in need of volunteers to help transport residents to and from their on-site appointments during the week. Help on Tuesdays or Wednesdays would be most helpful. Time required is 2-3 hours in the mornings (9-12) or afternoons (1-4). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Our community certainly was engaged last night as Henry Winkler took the stage at the Lancaster Marriott for Moravian Manor’s annual Engaging Community Program. Mr. Winkler, who humbly introduced himself as “Henry” to attendees, candidly shared about his struggles in school due to dyslexia, his years portraying “The Fonz” on “Happy Days,” and his greatest life achievement as an author writing the children’s series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Most Amazing Underachiever, a character based on his life. As genuine a person as you’ll ever meet, Mr. Winkler wove humorous anecdotes with inspirational life lessons making it a magical evening for everyone in attendance. Proceeds from this program benefit Moravian Manor’s Benevolent Senior Care Ministry.
Henry Winkler notes that the “Fonz’s” original leather jacket was stolen off set. Five more were made, and one was given to the Smithsonian Institute for display.”
Emcee Ann Shannon asks Henry Winkler what his greatest achievement is to date. His response, writing his series of children’s books “Hank Zipzer” with writing partner Lin Oliver.
In an article published in the February 2oth edition of the LNP (Lancaster News Paper) Correspondent Kimberly Marselas describes our No Resident Dies Alone program to it’s readers.
The program is offered to families whose loved one is actively dying. Trained volunteers become a compassionate presence with the dying resident.
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