Phoebe Berks

LeadingAge Ziegler 2023 Top Older Adult Nonprofits Listings Highlight 18 CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | November 13, 2023

The LZ 200, the annual report of the largest, most complex nonprofit older adult living organizations, recently was released, and this year’s listings includes 18 CHHSM members. The report, the 20th edition, was developed when LeadingAge — the United States’ largest association of not-for-profit aging service providers — and Ziegler — a top leading underwriter…

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Phoebe Packs a Punch Against Parkinson’s

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 8, 2022

By Danielle Sanchez, Phoebe Messenger Intern. Published in the Phoebe Messenger, Spring/Summer 2022 issue; reprinted with permission. Residents of Phoebe Berks Village in Wernersville, Pa., are packing a punch against Parkinson’s, literally. Donning regulation gloves and letting out battle cries, they follow their enthusiastic instructor, Michelle Franks, as she takes them through an intense warm-up,…

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A Lifetime of Music: Retirement Doesn’t Mean Stopping for These Phoebe Residents

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 6, 2019

Music is a language that speaks to everyone in different ways; as we age, it becomes an integral part of our identities and forms of expression to ourselves and others. For some Phoebe residents of Phoebe Ministries, based in Allentown, Pa., music remains part of a daily pursuit of happiness and involvement in their community.…

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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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