Month: May 2018

We Participated in Pennsylvania Home Care Association’s Annual Lobby Day Again

On May 22, 2018 representatives from Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services LLC. (Stanley Rynkiewicz, Administrator; Irene Dudley, Clinical Director; Kathleen Liggins, Private Duty Manager; Melissa Buettler RN; and Matthew Mortka, Community Liaison) went to the state capitol in Harrisburg,Pa to participate in Pennsylvania Home Care Association’s Annual Lobby Day. Pennsylvania Home Care Association otherwise known as PHA organizes an annual Lobby Day in which home health companies speak with politicians and state leaders about important issues surrounding home health from Certified Nursing Assistants, After Surgery Care to In-Home Physical Therapy and much more.

Our Philadelphia Home Care Service was one of many home health companies from all over the state that came to Harrisburg, Pa to take part in the days’ events. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services spoke to various State and Local Politicians including State Representative Robert Godshall (R-53), State Senator John Sabatina Jr., and State Representative Mike Driscoll (D-173). Various issues were discussed including HB 1829, Medicaid reimbursement rates, and the Older Adult Protective Services Act.

Lobby Day is a great opportunity to have to ensure the decision makers hear our voice on the issues that are important (vital) to Home Health Care. Deer Meadows Home Health recognizes the importance of advocating for individuals who are unable to advocate for themselves. It was a memorable experience.

Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library’s Dedication

On Friday May 11th Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services (along with Deer Meadows Retirement Community) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the grand opening of the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library.

The library, which is named after long-time DMRC resident and United States Veteran Bernard Stepanski, houses many historical books of Bernard’s that were donated by his family.Some of the books date back to World War II. The library will serve as the meeting place for DMRC’s Veteran’s club, as well as a place for veterans to go and check out books and spend time.

Several local politicians were also in attendance to show their support. Among those in attendance were PA State Senator John P. Sabatina, PA State Representative John Taylor, and Darrion Shuford, the Chief of Staff for PA State Representative Jason Dawkins.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony there was a reception with light refreshments in the Walton Conference Center where the Veterans History Project video of Mr. Stepanski was shown.

A fun time was had by all!

Deer Meadows Dedicates Library

The Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library celebrated its ribbon cutting last week.

Deer Meadows Retirement Community last Friday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library.

A reception followed, with Stepanski’s Veterans History Project video shown.

The library is on the fifth floor at Deer Meadows, 8301 Roosevelt Blvd.

Stepanski grew up in South Philadelphia and graduated from South Philadelphia High School. He was a World War II Army veteran who fought in the Battle of Manila in the Philippines. He was a resident of Deer Meadows when he died last October at age 92.

Stepanski and his family donated numerous books on history and war that are displayed in the library. The library also features pictures of Stepanski, a table, seating, American flags and flags for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and POW-MIA.

State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. and state Rep. John Taylor were in attendance. Sabatina and an aide to state Rep. Jason Dawkins presented Deer Meadows with citations. ••

https://northeasttimes.com/deer-meadows-dedicates-library-372134afe92f

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC. (DMHHSS) and Deer Meadows Retirement Community (DMRC)

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, (DMHHSS) and Deer Meadows Retirement Community (DMRC) announced the plans for the grand opening of the Stepanski Veteran’s Library.The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library will be on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:30 am in Deer Meadows Retirement Community, 5th Floor Veteran’s Library. A brief reception will be held in our Walton Conference Center following the ceremony. We plan to show Bernard Stepanski’s Veteran History Project video with beverages and snacks. We will have raffles with proceeds benefiting the Veteran Library and donations are accepted.

Bernard Stepanski

Bernard Stepanski was a World War II Army Veteran and a resident of Deer Meadows Retirement Community. Bernard participated in the battle of Manila in the Philippines Islands. Bernard and his family have donated many books on history and on all wars that are displayed in this library. This library is dedicated in his loving memory.

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