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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UCC-related Phoebe Ministries — based in Allentown, Pa. — has just launched “Connecting Hearts,” a matching fundraising campaign in celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week. The CHHSM ministry hopes to raise $50,000 by May 31. Since COVID is hitting nursing homes and long-term care facilities particularly hard, Phoebe is asking potential donors to contribute…

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UCC-related Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) presents “West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging” on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at DeSales University, University Center, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034. This day-long conference offered to aging services professionals and family caregivers asks — as our aging population increases…

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Ruth Westheimer, world-renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, will be the keynote speaker on April 23, 2020, at the Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference — “Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging.” The 91-year-old author, professor, and subject of the recent documentary — “Ask Dr. Ruth”…

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Legendary folk singer, artist, and author Judy Collins graced the Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) spring conference with a candid and touching discussion of her personal challenges with loss, addiction, depression, and healing. “Understanding Mental Health and Older Adults” focused on the types, causes, and detection of mental illness in seniors, and Collins as the…

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UCC-related Phoebe Ministries will honor Ronald L. Rider with the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrity Award for Exemplary Service to the Aging at their annual Institute on Aging Benefit on Thursday, March 21, in University Center at DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa. The cocktail attire event beginning at 6:00 p.m. will feature dinner, drinks, and intergenerational…

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