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2018 Winner of Caring Star Award - Dec. 1

Traditions of Hanover Honored Among Top Senior Living Communities in the Nation -- Named "Caring Star of 2018" for Service Excellence in Independent Living

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Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from Caring.com

 

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 8, 2017— Traditions of Hanover is pleased to announce it has been selected as a "Caring Star of 2018” for service excellence in independent living. In ratings and reviews from family caregivers and cognitively healthy older adults, Traditions of Hanover earned a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score) within the last year, while also having a high volume of positive reviews and meeting other qualifying criteria for this national honor. Traditions of Hanover is the only Caring Star 2018 community in Northampton County, and is among 267 Caring Stars communities across the country for 2018.

 

"We are thrilled to have been recognized with a caring star award again this year. Since we pride ourselves on a caring culture at Traditions, it confirms that we are fulfilling our goals!,” said Cathy Heimsoth, executive director of Traditions of Hanover. Thank you to Caring.com for the award and all of those who have shared positive feedback regarding our community. We appreciate all of you and are happy to be part of the Caring Stars of 2018.

 

Online reviews help Americans research and select the best senior care providers for aging or ailing loved ones. In multiple Caring.com research studies, the majority of family caregivers have indicated that they turn to the Internet and consumer reviews when narrowing their options among senior living communities in their area, and have relied on these perspectives as much as or more so than in-person recommendations from geriatric professionals or medical personnel. Now entering its seventh year, the Caring Stars annual list helps consumers see which senior living communities are top rated by other families just like theirs – which is particularly helpful as families gather for the holidays and discover increased or urgent senior care needs for their parents or grandparents.

 

"Congratulations to Traditions of Hanover for achieving this award after earning accolades from residents and their loved ones on Caring.com," said Karen Cassel, Caring.com CEO. "This important milestone speaks volumes about the positive difference Traditions of Hanover is making in serving older adults, and we join with the local community in celebrating their accomplishment."

 

Some of the positive feedback that led to Traditions of Hanover being a Caring Star of 2018 includes:

  • The residents are very sociable and very active. The place is excellent and feels like home.
  • This was the BEST decision our 91 year old Mom could have made. She is physically stronger and having the time of her life!
  • From the moment we walked through the doors for the first time, we were greeted by smiling and friendly staff as well as residents.

 

Read the full text of these reviews and others on Caring.com: https://www.caring.com/local/independent-living-in-bethlehem-pennsylvania/traditions-of-hanover. To learn more about the Caring Stars program and view the complete winner list, please visit: https://www.caring.com/bestseniorliving

 

About Traditions of Hanover

Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is a unique, award-winning retirement community offering Independent Living residences on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services and apartment features include meals, housekeeping, social events, transportation, and full kitchens. For more information, please call Jennifer Murphy at 484-893-6689 or visit www.traditionsofhanover.com.

 

About Caring.com

With three million unique visitors to its website monthly, Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. A Bankrate company headquartered in San Mateo, CA, Caring.com provides helpful caregiving content, online support groups, and a comprehensive Senior Care Directory for the United States, with more than 150,000 consumer ratings and reviews and a toll-free senior living referral line at (800) 325-8591. Connect with Caring.com on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and/or YouTube.

 

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Contacts:

Jennifer Murphy

Marketing Director

Traditions of Hanover

5300 Northgate Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18017

484-893-6689

jmurphy@traditionsofhanover.com

Veteran's Bookshelf dedication - Nov. 11

Traditions of Hanover Independent Living Holds Bookcase Dedication to Honor Veterans

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 27, 2017 – Veterans Day not only signifies the end of World War I, but also as a day to recognize and honor the men and women who have fought to protect our country. Many businesses, schools and communities host various activities paying tribute to Veterans. Traditions of Hanover honored all Veterans, including those who are residents, with a special bookcase dedication on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.

 

The bookcase is filled with diverse selections of wartime and military-themed books, photos of Veteran residents and other novelties, including a resident’s anonymous donation of four beautiful steins representing different military branches. The dedication included a plaque inscribed with a quote from Abraham Lincoln, which reads “ I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”

 

Cathy Heimsoth, executive director, opened the ceremony, welcoming over 50 attendees, including residents, staff members and Boy Scouts Troop #318, who gathered inside the Fireside Lounge. In her opening remarks, Heimsoth discussed the importance of recognizing all Veterans.

 

“The purpose of the dedication was to create a special place in our home—Traditions of Hanover—that recognizes the importance of our Veterans and that they have a home to be proud of,” said Heimsoth.

 

Chris Luddeni, dietary director, shared his experiences of military service. Luddeni acknowledged his service was a short time in comparison to other Veterans; however, it helped shape him into the man he is today.  

 

“It was an honor to share my story with the residents,” said Luddeni.

 

In closing, some scouts shared poems and readings regarding the Veterans, including one who played the taps on his trumpet. After the rendition, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Refreshments of cookies and cider were provided after the ceremony and the scouts stayed to enjoy some social time with the residents.

 

“We need to always remember with gratitude the service of all men and woman who have served our country,” said Heimsoth.

 

Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is a unique, award-winning retirement community offering Independent Living residences on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services and apartment features include meals, housekeeping, social events, transportation, and full kitchens. For more information, please call Jennifer Murphy at 484-893-6689 or visit www.traditionsofhanover.com.

 

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Contacts:

Jennifer Murphy

Marketing Director

Traditions of Hanover

5300 Northgate Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18017

484-893-6689

jmurphy@traditionsofhanover.com

Traditions of Hanover Bridges Generation Gap to Provide Work Experience to Moravian College Students

BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 24, 2017 – Students at Moravian College are thrilled to be getting real work experience thanks to Traditions of Hanover Independent Living. Traditions of Hanover prides itself in providing individualized, compassionate, quality care

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Traditions of Hanover Wins 2017 Best of Senior Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com

Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is pleased to announce the community was presented with a 2017 Best of Senior Living Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in the past year.

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 12, 2016 – Traditions of Hanover Independent Living, in Bethlehem, Pa. is proud to announce that they have been selected as one of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award Winners on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America.

 

“We are excited to receive this award for the 4th year in a row! Our community is not only a wonderful place for our residents to live; but it is also an incredible place to work. I am so glad that families see the caring atmosphere that we strive for daily here at Traditions of Hanover. We are honored,” said Jennifer Murphy, marketing director.

 

SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2017 Award winners represent the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families. This exclusive designation honors the top one percent of senior care providers across the country.

 

“It is nice to see the culture of our community shine through the comments of our families and prospects,” said Cathy Heimsoth, executive director. “It is a daily practice of kindness to one another; staff, residents and guests.”

 

The annual SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Awards tabulates over 130,000 family created reviews to find the best quality care providers for this honor. Of the nearly 200,000 communities currently listed on SeniorAdvisor.com, just over 1,600 were recognized with this prestigious award.

 

Traditions of Hanover is one of the few winners in Pennsylvania, and regularly receives highly positive reviews from their families like this one: “The staff at Traditions of Hanover is incredibly kind, helpful and welcoming. My elderly uncle has lived there for several months and his whole family has been pleased with the caring staff, friendly neighbors and top-quality care. We feel very grateful,” said Debbie W.

 

“Families are increasingly looking to online reviews to find out who truly delivers great care for our seniors, not just who claims to deliver great care,” said Eric Seifert, President of SeniorAdvisor.com. “Our SeniorAdvisor.com Awards program is all about celebrating the exceptional people who do just that. We're honored to spread the word about these organizations whom families can entrust with the care of their senior loved ones.”

 

To qualify for inclusion in the Best of 2017 Awards, providers must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 stars while receiving three or more new reviews in 2016. Additional details and a complete list of award winners can be found on SeniorAdvisor.com.

 

About SeniorAdvisor.com LLC

SeniorAdvisor.com is the largest consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities and home care providers across the United States and Canada. The innovative website provides easy access to the information families need when making a senior care decision, and features trusted reviews and advice from local residents and their loved ones. For more information, please visit www.SeniorAdvisor.com or call 866-592-8119.

 

About Traditions of Hanover

Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is a unique, award-winning retirement community offering Independent Living residences on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services and apartment features include meals, housekeeping, social events, transportation, and full kitchens. For more information, please call Jennifer Murphy at 484-893-6689 or visit www.traditionsofhanover.com.

 

Contact:

Jennifer Murphy

Marketing Director

Traditions of Hanover

5300 Northgate Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18017

484-893-6689

jmurphy@traditionsofhanover.com
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Traditions of Hanover Honored Among Top Senior Living Communities in the Nation -- Named “Caring Star of 2017” for Service Excellence in Independent Living

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Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from Caring.com

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 28, 2016 – Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is pleased to announce it has been selected as a “Caring Star of 2017” for service excellence in Independent Living. In ratings and reviews from family caregivers and cognitively healthy older adults, Traditions of Hanover earned a 5-star consumer rating (the highest possible score) within the last year, while also having a high volume of positive reviews and meeting other qualifying criteria for this national honor. Traditions of Hanover is the only Caring Star 2017 community in Northampton County, and it is among 390 Caring Stars across the country.

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Traditions of Hanover raises over $7,100 for the Alzheimer’s Association

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 1, 2016 – On Monday, June 20, Traditions of Hanover residents, staff, friends, and family came together, decked out in their purple attire, to raise money for “The Longest Day,” an Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser. Guests were invited to stop by the community at any time on Monday to make a donation, and as of today, Traditions of Hanover has raised $7,185.00, and funds are still coming in after the event as they work toward their goal of reaching $10,000 this year.

The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers (thelongestday.alz.org).

“The Longest Day was a wonderful event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Laurie Schwab, resident life and case management director. “We were supported by many volunteers within the community – residents, businesses, healthcare professionals, family members, and friends. It was very heartfelt to see everyone come together for such a worthy cause.

Traditions of Hanover had many ways participants could donate, including dropping off a monetary donation, or visiting http://act.alz.org/goto/traditionsofhanover. They could also walk a lap around the Traditions of Hanover community for a donation of $1 per lap; buy a treat at the bake sale; or make a purchase at the Traditions of Hanover Sweet Pickings Country Store, where 10% of proceeds were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Staff member Kathy Springer said, “The Longest Day is very important to me because my grandmother Katherine has late stage Alzheimer’s and she is a very important part of my life.” Kathy walked several laps around the building focusing on “Miles for Memory.”

Activities at Traditions of Hanover for the day included bingo and a beanbag toss, and there were sprinklers for the walkers to cool off on the warm summer day. The Hanover Township Community Center Kids Day Camps joined Traditions for walking, running through the sprinklers, and enjoying snacks and the hydration station with infused fruit on the back lawn.

“We supported The Longest Day because we know people suffering from Alzheimer’s,” said participants Kathy and Jack Hauler. “As people age, you see more and more how prevalent it is. We appreciated the community interaction and seeing our granddaughter and great-grandchildren being pushed in the stroller.”

Several businesses supported the event and provided free services during the day, including blood pressure checks with South Eastern Home Care; pinch test to test the strength in your hands with Maintain Your Independence; and physical therapy timed “Up and Go” test with Fox Rehabilitation. Other businesses with representatives that attended were Bayada Nursing, Atria Senior Living, Senior Moves by Design, Phoebe Pathstones, Oasis Senior Advisors, Highmark, Arcadia Visiting Nurses, Home Sweet Home Care, Abington Manor Memory Care Village, Music Therapy Associates, and CarePatrol.

“We were honored to host such an important event at our community! This disease takes away the ability to stay independent, so we value the research that is done to stop this devastating disease. It was great seeing our neighbors and larger community come together and share the day. We can’t wait to participate again next year,” said Cathy Heimsoth, executive director.

For more information please call 610-882-0400.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through research; to provide and enhance care and support for those affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health (www.alz.org).

Winner of the Best of 2016 Award on SeniorAdvisor.com, Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is a unique retirement community offering Independent Living residences on an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Resident services and apartment features include meals, housekeeping, social events, transportation, and full kitchens. 

Contact: Jennifer Murphy Marketing Director Traditions of Hanover 5300 Northgate Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017 484-893-6689 jmurphy@traditionsofhanover.com
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Traditions of Hanover Wins 2016 Best Of Assisted Living Award From SeniorAdvisor.com

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 11, 2016 – Traditions of Hanover Independent Living in Bethlehem, Pa. is proud to announce their selection as a 2016 Best of Assisted Living Award Winner on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. This is the third year in a row that Traditions of Hanover has received this outstanding achievement.

Winners of the SeniorAdvisor.com Best of 2016 Awards represent the top tier of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families. This exclusive designation places the winners in the top one percent of senior care providers according to those who matter most - the consumers.

The annual SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Awards celebrates the best of the best in senior living and home care across the United States and Canada. The award is only given to communities and agencies that have received outstanding online feedback from their families through the SeniorAdvisor.com site.

Traditions of Hanover regularly receives highly positive reviews from their families like this one: “It is easy to rate Traditions with 5 stars because the environment has been nothing but uplifting. It was difficult to get our 90-year-old mother to agree to a move but the kindness, care and concern that the staff showed guided us and eased her into the transition,” said a family member in their review.

“The Traditions of Hanover staff is proud to be able to serve our seniors and do it well. Our focus will be to continue to strive for excellence!” said Cathy Heimsoth, executive director.

“Families are increasingly looking to online reviews to find out who truly delivers great care for our seniors, not just who claims to deliver great care," said Eric Seifert, President of SeniorAdvisor.com." Our SeniorAdvisor.com Awards program is all about celebrating the exceptional people who do just that. We're honored to spread the word about these organizations that families can entrust with the care of their senior loved ones.”

To qualify for inclusion in the Best of 2016 Awards, providers must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 stars while receiving three or more new reviews in 2015. Additional details and a complete list of award winners can be found on SeniorAdvisor.com. To see the full list of award winners in Bethlehem, please visit https://www.senioradvisor.com/Bethlehem-pa/assisted-living.

About SeniorAdvisor.com LLC 
SeniorAdvisor.com is the largest consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities and home care providers across the United States and Canada. The innovative website provides easy access to the information families need when making a senior care decision, and features trusted reviews and advice from local residents and their loved ones. For more information, please visit http://www.SeniorAdvisor.com or call (866) 592-8119.

About Traditions of Hanover 
Winner of the Best of 2016 Award on SeniorAdvisor.com, Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is a unique retirement community offering Independent Living residences on an affordable month-to-month basis with no buy-in fees. Resident services and apartment features include meals, housekeeping, social events, transportation, and full kitchens. For more information, please call Jennifer Murphy at 484-893-6689 or visit www.traditionsofhanover.com.
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Our Residents: Ruthie Cautero

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Ruthie Cautero may be 78 years old, but she doesn’t need much coaxing to get out on the dance floor, especially when the Village People are part of the equation. The resident of Traditions of Hanover in Bethlehem recalls a prom that was held at the facility recently. “My legs felt like rubber, but then they played ‘YMCA’ and I had to go back out there,” she says with a laugh.

Impeccable rhythm and hip-shaking dance moves aside, Cautero is also known for her high energy and infectious laugh. Laurie Schwab, director of resident life at Traditions of Hanover, describes her as a “positive force of nature.”

But it wasn’t so long ago that Cautero was having a very bad year. In 2013, while she was living in the Pittsburgh area, her brother, Henry—her only sibling—died suddenly at the age of 71 from a blood clot. Her husband, Tony, succumbed to end-stage diabetes two months later. That same year, she fractured her pelvis. Any one of those events alone would be enough to break a person’s spirit, but Cautero isn’t a glass-half-empty kind of woman. “I don’t like to dwell on the past,” she says. “I like to think about the future.”

Born in Punxsutawney (home of that famous groundhog, Phil) in 1938, Cautero (nee Fera) recalls a simple and happy childhood, spent in the company of friends: “We went out in the morning and didn’t come home until suppertime.” She moved with her family to Clark, NJ at the age of 15. When she was old enough to grace the bar scene, Cautero says Staten Island became a popular destination on the weekends. It was on one of those outings that she met her future husband, Tony.

“He was a singer, a tenor,” Cautero recalls. “We’d go to weddings, and people would beg him to sing. He would, and then they’d all cry.” The couple tied the knot themselves in 1961 and settled in Staten Island. They welcomed a daughter, Susan, in 1962, and another daughter, Lisa, in 1964. Cautero was a stay-at-home mom for many years, until she began working as a hospital unit secretary, first in Staten Island, and then in the Pittsburgh area, after the Cauteros moved there in 1990. She retired about a decade later, and it was around that time that you might say Ruthie got her groove back.

Although she caught the moving-and-grooving itch early (her father loved to dance, she says), Tony was never one to cut a rug. But Cautero found her creative outlet in the Clover Belles and Beaus, an entertainment troupe that was founded by a friend at the retirement community where they lived in the borough of Plum. They traveled around the region, dancing to standards like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” for crowds at nursing homes, assisted living communities and parades. “Oh, the places you had to change costumes!” she says. “Dirty supply closets, bathrooms, behind trucks. We did it all.” Eventually the group disbanded as its members advanced in age, but Cautero says she holds fond memories of the friendships she made and the laughs they shared.

Following her husband’s death in 2013, Cautero was ready for a change of scenery, and that’s what led her to her next adventure—moving to the Lehigh Valley at the age of 75, to be near her daughter Lisa, who lives in Effort. Her studio apartment at Traditions of Hanover’s independent living facility is sparsely decorated, and that’s just how she likes it. “Stuff smothers you,” she says.

Instead, Cautero invests her time and talents in the people around her. She serves as an ambassador to new residents, presenting them with a welcome basket and helping them learn the lay of the land. She also coaxes residents who might be shy or reclusive to partake in the center’s many social activities—that’s where those dance moves really come in handy. “I feel that people are missing out on so much,” she says. “I want people to enjoy what I enjoy. I don’t embarrass easily.”

Cautero also volunteers once a week at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem, a nod to her gratitude for the support she received when her husband was in the final stages of his life. “It was a very difficult time, but I had help from my angels,” she says. “I’m very spiritual. I have a different outlook on death than other people have. Death is just a part of life.”

It’s that attitude that drives Cautero’s philosophy about how to best spend whatever time one is afforded on this earth. “Try everything,” she advises. “Don’t sit back and be afraid. Embrace life.”

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Traditions of Hanover Indepedent Living Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 30, 2015 – Traditions of Hanover is celebrating 10 years of providing quality care to seniors in the Bethlehem area! Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is commemorating its 10th anniversary with residents throughout an entire week, and residents are thrilled to celebrate the place they’ve called home since opening in 2005.

“I was happy when we moved into Traditions of Hanover and now, in my tenth year here, I am more convinced than ever that I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” said resident Fran Phillips. 

Seniors living at Traditions of Hanover will be honoring the community’s 10th anniversary with special offerings for an entire week, starting on May 11. Festivities for the residents will be held each day, including coffee with coffee cake, a happy hour, an anniversary cake celebration, and an ice cream social.

The week of celebrations will conclude on May 15 with a special Anniversary Dinner for residents, followed by a musical performance by Glenn Miller, the Big One-Man Band, at 6:30 p.m.

“It is an honor to be part of such a caring and wonderful senior community. As we celebrate 10 years with our residents, we reflect on the many memories our residents and staff have made together and look to the future for many more!” said Cathy Heimsoth, executive director. “Every day at Traditions is like a vacation, but this week we embrace the excellence as to how we live and work within our community.”

These events are closed to the public. The media is invited to attend the concert with Glenn Miller on May 15 at 6:30 p.m. for photo opportunities and direct quotes from residents and staff about this milestone. 

 For more information, please call 610-882-0400. 

Rated by families on SeniorAdvisor.com as one of the top 10 Senior Living Communities in Pennsylvania, Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is a unique retirement community offering Independent Living residences on an affordable month-to-month basis with no buy-in fees. Resident services and apartment features include meals, housekeeping, social events, transportation, and full kitchens.

For more information, please call Jennifer Murphy at 484-893-6689 or visit www.traditionsofhanover.com.
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Traditions of Hanover gets a New Car!

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Traditions of Hanover and the residents in the community are excited about their new car! Traditions recently got a new car to help transport the residents to any doctors' appointments or group outings. Everyone is excited to go for a ride!
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Traditions of Hanover receives 2013 Excellence Award from SeniorAdvisor.com

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Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is thrilled to announce the community was presented with a SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013. Only 10 communities in Pennsylvania were honored, and Traditions of Hanover is proud to be one of them. SeniorAdvisor.com is a consumer reviews web site established by A Place for Mom (APFM), the nation’s largest senior living referral service, as a way for seniors and their families to share feedback on senior living communities and services. The inaugural SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award identifies the top senior living communities who have received an overall average rating of at least 4.5 stars on the site. The award winners were recognized for having the best customer ratings and reviews out of more than 100,000 senior care providers currently on SeniorAdvisor.com. “Traditions of Hanover is proud that our residents and families voted to recognize us as an outstanding Independent Senior Living Community in the Lehigh Valley,” said Jennifer Murphy, marketing director. “This award showcases our experience, dedication and commitment to our residents. We look forward to continuing to be the model of excellence for Senior Living. Thank you to all of the families of residents who trust us in caring for their loved ones and thank you for making us one of the top rated!” Read more on the Patch!
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“Hands that Tell a Story” project collaboration with Traditions of Hanover and Liberty High School

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Traditions of Hanover Independent Living residents have bridged the generation gap to tell stories to Liberty High School students, and have them recreate these stories and memories through photographs in a new art project, which was displayed on Saturday, December 7. Twenty residents from Traditions went to Liberty to work with students on a new art project, “Hands that Tell a Story.” The students were paired with a senior to work with them in the studio, where they took photographs of their senior’s hands. They worked with the seniors to arrange their hands for various photos. Seniors discussed an event or special memory that took place at some point in their life and the students recorded the story to correlate with the photographs. From November 18-22, the students worked on developing their photosand stories, as well as writing a reflection about the project and working with their senior, including what they learned or found interesting and their experiences from the project. On Saturday, December 7, the project was presented at the high school’s Art Show. Twenty residents participated in the project, however, only some were able to attend the presentation. The seniors gathered around the display to look at the final project and see how their partner turned their story into a work of art. Residents from Traditions of Hanover who participated include: Carmela Claroni, Barbara Colacurcio, Joan Dawson, Allen Fink, Bob Flynn, Vivian Gracely, Doris Hess, Connie Huber, Caroline Malmad, Mae Michael, Jim Mills, William Pares, Mary Ptak, Geneva Quigg, Jeanette Schultz, Jack Sheridan, Art Troiani, Sylvia Troiani, Caroline Villanueva, and John Williams. Check out the full story and more photos on the Bethlehem Patch!
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Strength, Mobility and Balance Program offered by Fox Rehab at no additional cost to residents

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Seniors at Traditions of Hanover have the opportunity to increase their activity level, and have a better quality of life and level of independence, thanks to the Fox Better Living Strength, Mobility and Balance Exercise program. This program offers a proactive approach to improving strength, mobility and balance deficits by using evidence-based, objective assessment tools. The Strength, Mobility and Balance exercise program increases individuals’ functions so they can remain active members within their community. It decreases the risk of falls and improves quality of life and well-being. The program started at Traditions of Hanover in May 2012, and there are currently about 25-30 residents attending. “I see this as a way to keep our residents strong, healthy and independent for as long as possible,” said Jennifer Murphy, marketing director. “By offering this program, it shows that we are committed to helping our residents to age in place safely and to live to their fullest potential. I think the single word to describe this class is ‘fun.’ Residents all have smiles on their faces as they participate in the program and it is fun to watch them.” Each resident will receive a strength, mobility and balance assessment as soon as they move into the community, quarterly, upon observed functional decline, and/or after a fall. After the assessment, the health care team may recommend a variety of options for the resident, including referral to a physician or therapist, medication review, or participation in the Fox Better Living Strength, Mobility and Balance Exercise Program. “When we use the terms ‘age in place’ and ‘continuity of care’ in independent living, some may wonder how that is possible. By having Fox Rehab services in our community, residents have not only the ability to receive physical, occupational and speech therapy, but at no additional fees to them they may participate in the Strength, Mobility and Balance program in order to improve and maintain their independence as long as possible,” said Murphy Eric Sartor, Fox Rehabilitation trained exercise physiologist, leads the program each week. The program is a progressive and challenging exercise program, proven to increase strength, mobility and balance in order to improve the ability to maintain independence and individual wellness. Fox Rehabilitation is a national leader in providing physical, occupational and speech therapy services to seniors in houses, apartments, assisted living residences or adult medical day care. Their mission is to rehabilitate lives by believing in the strength of people, allowing them to provide care to the community; and believing in patients and their ability to achieve optimal function to rehabilitate their lives (Fox Rehabilitation, www.foxrehab.org).
Second Harvest of Lehigh Valley & Northeast Pennsylvania

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As a result of all the generous donations offered on Sunday at our Annual Family Day, Traditions of Hanover submitted 200 pounds of assorted non-perishable food to this food bank for persons in need! A humble thank you from our Traditions team!
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Traditions of Hanover resident Allen Fink is a World Record Holder

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Traditions of Hanover resident Allen Fink is a World Record holder! At 100 years old, Fink is the oldest person to sit on the “conference cycle,” a specialty bike designed by Bob Swaim. The conference cycle seats seven people. All seven are the pedalers, but only one does the steering. Passengers can enjoy a relaxing ride while they have a meeting on this special bike. Check out the story on the Bethlehem Patch!
Dental Service offered to Residents

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Traditions of Hanover is pleased to offer monthly dental checkups and cleanings, as part of the services for residents. This service is provided by Lane Benson, Registered Dental Hygienist, Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner, and owner of Dental Health Access, LLC. Benson has over 30 years of periodontal experience. She received her education from Northampton Community College, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and University of Arizona. She is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley Dental Hygiene Associations and continues to stay current in her field. Traditions of Hanover is thrilled to be able to provide this additional service for their residents, making it easier for them to get the care they need all in one place. Benson is looking forward to working with the residents at Traditions of Hanover and ensuring their oral care needs are met. Residents and families can discuss their needs, questions and schedule appointments directly with Lane by calling 484-542-1891.
Benefits of AARP Refresher Driver Course at Traditions of Hanover

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Traditions of Hanover Independent Living holds American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Refresher Driving Courses each month. Attendees can take this driver improvement course and not only gain knowledge of the rules of the road, but also earn a discount on their insurance. Click here to read the Express Times article and see what attendees and the instructor have to say!
Traditions Residents Serve Community

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Residents Serve the Community