Phoebe Ministries

Register Now for Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Conference on Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 5, 2022

The Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) and the Allentown, Pa., area’s PBS channel —PBS39 — present its annual one-day conference — this year entitled “The Personal Cost of Caring: Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior Care” — on Thursday, April 28, 2022.  The virtual conference will examine the effects of COVID-19 on caregivers of older adults: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Practical…

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Phoebe Ministries Promotes Richards, Baer to COO, CFO Posts

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 10, 2022

Phoebe Ministries, based in Allentown, Pa., has promoted two of its long-time employees to chief officer roles. Robert Richards, CPA, is the new executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO); and Thomas Baer, CPA, is the new senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO). Both appointments came following the retirement of…

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Lisa Fichera, Phoebe Ministries COO, Retires After 43 Years of Service

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 4, 2022

Lisa Fichera, chief operating officer of Phoebe Ministries,based in Allentown, Pa., retired at the end of December after 43 years of dedicated service to the seniors of Eastern Pennsylvania. Fichera was hired in 1978 by Phoebe Ministries, known then as Phoebe Home. She started her career in an entry-level position in human resources, and later…

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LeadingAge/Ziegler Report Features Several CHHSM Members

By Barb Powell | November 10, 2021

The 18th Annual LeadingAge/Ziegler LZ 200 2021 report was released at the end of October and, once again, several UCC-related, CHHSM older adult community organizations made the top 200 across a number of categories. The report presents the data by category collected for the 200 largest not-for-profit senior living multi-sites, government-subsidized housing multi-sites, and single…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging 2022 Conference to Focus on Secondary Trauma, Resiliency in Older Adult Care

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2021

The Phoebe Institute on Aging’s (PIA) 2022 Conference on secondary trauma and resiliency in caregivers of older adults will feature a keynote speech by noted trauma expert Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. The conference, schedule for April 28, 20222, will include virtual and in-person components. “The Personal Cost of Caring: Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior…

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Harrity Award Given to Four Phoebe Volunteers for Exemplary Service

By CHHSM Staff | November 4, 2021

One highlight of the recent Phoebe Institute on Aging‘s Generations Un-gala event, held Sept., 23, 2021, was the presentation of the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrity Award for Exemplary Service. Recipients included Mitch and the Rev. Jami Possinger and Robert and Judy Miller. Together, these exceptional volunteers have served more than 50 years in leadership roles…

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Phoebe Richland Resident Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Hot Air Balloon Ride

By CHHSM Staff | October 6, 2021

The original article on Fosbenner, by Donna Schudel, was adapted with permission for this article. Photo credits: Randy Monceaux. Doris Fosbenner, an 85-year-old resident of Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, took a hot air balloon ride Sept. 13, 2021, fulfilling her lifelong desire to float above her beloved Upper Bucks (Pa.) community.  As the sun…

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Coming Full Circle: A Phoebe Connection Across Generations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 17, 2021

By Donna Schudel, Community Relations & Grants Specialist,Marketing and Community Relations, Phoebe Ministries. This article is reprinted with permission from the Spring/Summer 2021 Phoebe Ministries’ magazine, The Messenger. Photos courtesy of Phoebe Ministries. When Lowell Hawk was 5 years old, his family hosted the Rev. and Mrs. Sipple for dinner at their Northampton, Pa., home.…

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In Atypical Year, 2020 Annual Report Focuses on Ways CHHSM and Its Member Adapt and Serve with ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

By Barb Powell | June 25, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced June 24 the release of its 2020 Annual Report. The online report centers on the responses of CHHSM and its member ministries to the dual public health crises of the past year: COVID-19 and systemic racism. The report is focused on the theme, “Justice and…

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Phoebe Ministries’ Richart and Gullet Receive LeadingAge PA Distinguished Service Awards

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 23, 2021

Cindy Richart, Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Phoebe Ministries in Allentown, Pa., has been selected to receive LeadingAge PA’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award for Leader of the Year. Rachel Gullett, Director of Nursing at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, has been selected to receive LeadingAge PA’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award for Manager of the Year.  LeadingAge PA is a statewide, nonprofit…

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