Phoebe Allentown

‘Hugging Booth’ a Hit at UCC-related Phoebe Allentown

By Barb Powell | September 10, 2020

Residents of Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center — one of the Phoebe’s older adult communities in Pennsylvania — now can share safe hugs with loved ones during in-person visits, thanks to a creative idea developed by Kelly Bock, Phoebe Allentown’s director of environmental services. After several months of quarantine to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,…

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Two Phoebe Allentown Employees Receive LeadingAge PA Statewide Service Awards

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 5, 2020

Emmanuel “Manny” Njamfon, a licensed practical nurse at UCC-related Phoebe Allentown (Pa.), has received LeadingAge PA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Caregiver of the Year for licensed caregivers, and Sharon Bender, a housekeeper at Phoebe Allentown, has received LeadingAge PA’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Staff Member of the Year. The Distinguished Service Awards Program,…

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Phoebe Ministries Kicks Off 115th Anniversary with Fete, Photo Re-Creations

By Barb Powell | August 17, 2018

UCC CHHSM’s Phoebe Ministries will kick off its 115th anniversary of providing care and service to older adults with a special Lawn Fête and band concert Aug. 22 at its Phoebe Allentown community. The event, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public, and will feature the renowned Royalaires…

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Johanna Baur Early Leader of Deaconess Witness in Pennsylvania

By Guest Contributor | August 16, 2018

This article is reprinted from the monthly “UCC Roots” email blast, August 2018. SIGN UP to receive UCC Roots in your inbox each month. The story below is by Caroline Dunleavy. The deaconess movement, rooted in the early church, was a non-ordained ministry for women. In the 1800s it was very popular among German immigrants arriving…

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Writers at Large: Phoebe Ministries Residents Find Community through Written Word

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 11, 2018

When Ronnie Backenstoe sat down to write her autobiography, she said to herself, “What did I get myself into? I’ve never written a thing in my life!” Eight “good” chapters and more than 300 pages later, Backenstoe was ready to publish. “I got writing and I didn’t know when to stop!” she laughs. “The more…

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