Senior Living Communities Recognized as Most Engaged by Holleran

Forty-nine campuses recognized for their exemplary efforts in creating a culture of engagement and satisfaction in their communities, despite the COVID pandemic.

Holleran, the nation’s leading research firm specializing in engagement and satisfaction studies for residents and employees, has announced the recipients of the Choice Community Awards for 2020. Holleran’s Choice Community Award recognizes organizations with strong cultures of engagement. These providers have cultivated an environment where resident voices are heard, connections are rich, well-being is enhanced and personal fulfillment can be realized. Employees are highly engaged, with large numbers of catalysts on campus who embrace culture change, plan to stay with the organization long term and are passionate about the organizational mission and vision. These award-winning campuses are in the top 15th percentile of all campuses in Holleran’s massive benchmark.

“This year has been exceptionally challenging within the senior living industry – which makes the recipients of Choice Community Award all that much more extraordinary,” says Michele Holleran, Founder and CEO of Holleran. “The Choice Community recipients have emerged from the pandemic in spite of the odds, finding creative ways to engage both residents and employees.”

“Engaging senior living communities are fundamentally stronger in collaboration and connection to other residents, employees, the community, and life goals,” remarks Katelyn McCauley, Senior Research Analyst. “During the coronavirus pandemic, these areas all took a backseat to the general health and well-being of the residents and employees. To be a Choice Community this year, these campuses exceeded all expectations and continued to provide a unique and valuable environment focused on the successful aging of older adults, and paying attention to the well-being of their employees.”

Holleran has the largest benchmark of its kind, measuring both resident and employee engagement/satisfaction in the senior living space. Currently, the benchmark comprises more than 200,000 resident and employee surveys, all completed within the last three years. This enables organizations to compare their performance to their peers, whether they are across the road or across the country. Utilizing this extensive body of research, Holleran recognizes the most engaging senior living organizations in the nation.

About Holleran: Holleran is a full-service community engagement research and consulting firm with
offices in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Learn more at http://www.holleranconsult.com.

St. Catherine’s Village Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine


In partnership with CVS Pharmacy, St. Catherine’s Village began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents at the all-inclusive Life Plan Community on January 21, 2021.

“We are so grateful, and excited, to take this extremely important step to protect our residents and combat the Coronavirus,” said Felichia Fields, assistant executive director of the Madison, Mississippi senior living community.

Fields noted that during the pandemic—which was particularly devastating for the elderly—seniors were hesitant to move to independent or assisted living, often opting to stay in their current homes, even if that meant living alone. She hopes that these vaccinations help bring peace of mind to seniors and their loved ones so they feel more comfortable making the decision to move and find the care they need.

The CVS team is on-site at St. Catherine’s Village as part of the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program, which was created by the CDC to facilitate safe vaccinations and provide end-to-end  management  of the process. In addition to administering vaccines to residents and staff, CVS is:

  • scheduling and coordinating on-site clinic dates;
  • providing vaccines and associated supplies;
  • ensuring cold chain management for the vaccine; and
  • reporting required vaccination data to the local, state/territorial, and federal jurisdictions within 72 hours of administering each dose.

As Madison’s preeminent all-inclusive Life Plan Community, St. Catherine’s Village provides the right care at the right time for those in their retirement years. The private, gated community boasts a caring staff, person-centered care, and a mission-focused environment. Adults age 62 and older are welcome and encouraged to enjoy fullness of life, health and faith.

St. Catherine’s Village offers independent living in apartments and garden homes, assisted living in Marian Hall, memory care in Campbell Cove and Hughes Center, and skilled nursing in Siena Center and the new Tuscany building.

The all-inclusive Life Plan Community was the first in Mississippi to earn accreditation by CARF-CCAC. This “commitment to excellence” seal signifies that the campus exceeds the standards established by the only international accrediting body for CCRCs.

To learn more about vaccinations or schedule a virtual tour of St. Catherine’s Village, call (601) 856-0123.

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Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group – January 29

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group

When: January 29th @ 12pm

Where: Campbell Cove

RSVP: 601-856-0123

St. Catherine’s Village will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group on January 29th @ 12pm.

Dr. Timothy Coker will be speaking on “Music and the Mind: A Look at Current Research in Music and Neuroscience.”

Timothy Coker, emeritus professor of music at Millsaps College, taught music theory, conducting, symphonic literature, church music literature, music: as a way of knowing, and was chair of the music department for fifteen years. He conducted the Millsaps Singers and Millsaps Chamber Singers and made numerous national and international tours with these ensembles. A past member of the board of directors of Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and a former chairman of the board, Coker continues to pursue his interest in assisting concertgoers to hear better and appreciate more deeply works presented by MSO at their Bravo Series concerts. This has led him to explore how the mind and music intertwine, especially how music can be used to improve mental health and extend quality of life for persons with dementia, Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s. As a music educator in the public schools for twelve years, he continues to have a keen interest in advancing the cause for music education for all students at all ages. He currently is minister of music at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson.

 

Parkinson’s Support Group – January 13th

Parkinson’s Support Group

When: Monday, January 13th, 2019 @ 4:30pm

Are you or a loved one struggling with Parkinson’s Disease or conditions related to Parkinson’s Disease and feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. Learn coping skills and ways to enhance your quality of life while also sharing with others who are facing similar challenges. Dr. Juebin Huang, a Neurologist and member of the MIND Center clinical and research team will facilitate.

Juebin Huang, MD
Dr. Huang’s clinical practice is focused on general neurology with a special interest in neurodegenerative and movement disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Tremor, Vascular dementia, and Mild Cognitive Impairment. His research interests include exploration of experimental therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and the study of Neuroimaging biomarkers for aging and dementia. Dr. Huang is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

RSVP by Saturday, November 2nd: Call (601) 856-0123 or email village@stdom.com

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Celebrate the Season

Wishing tidings of happiness, health and joy at this most blessed time of year. There’s so much happening throughout the season at St. Catherine’s Village. So no matter what holidays you observe, celebrate with us. Check back for specific activities and events during December.

 

Christmas Celebrations:

Friday, December 6th

Independent Living

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Tuesday, December 10th

Marian Hall

11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Wednesday, December 11th

Campbell Cove

11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Thursday, December 12th

Hughes Center

11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Friday, December 13th

Employees

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm


Tuesday, 17th

Siena 1 and Tuscany 1

11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Wednesday, 18th

Siena 2 and Tuscany 2

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group – November 19

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group

When: November 19th @ 5:30pm

Where: Campbell Cove

RSVP: 601-856-0123

St. Catherine’s Village will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group on November 19th @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

 

Parkinson’s Support Group – November 4th

Parkinson’s Support Group

When: Monday, November 4th, 2019 @ 4:30pm

Are you or a loved one struggling with Parkinson’s Disease or conditions related to Parkinson’s Disease and feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. Learn coping skills and ways to enhance your quality of life while also sharing with others who are facing similar challenges. Dr. Juebin Huang, a Neurologist and member of the MIND Center clinical and research team will facilitate.

Juebin Huang, MD
Dr. Huang’s clinical practice is focused on general neurology with a special interest in neurodegenerative and movement disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Tremor, Vascular dementia, and Mild Cognitive Impairment. His research interests include exploration of experimental therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and the study of Neuroimaging biomarkers for aging and dementia. Dr. Huang is a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

RSVP by Saturday, November 2nd: Call (601) 856-0123 or email village@stdom.com

READ MORE HERE

 

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group – October 22

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group

When: October 22nd @ 5:30pm

Where: Campbell Cove

RSVP: 601-856-0123

St. Catherine’s Village will be hosting an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group on October 22nd @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm.