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Editor: Randie Dale Duretz • Assistant Editor: Rosemary Maurer • Associates Our Residents

big batch of food, he and his wife eat it the 1st night and 2nd night, then off to the freezer for a rainy day. The Rabbi and his wife share many interests. They enjoy going to different restaurants, movies, taking trips. They’ve traveled and visited many different Synagogues. And enjoy visiting The DuPont Mansion, Brandywine Museum and other Philadelphia Museums. They both enjoy story and history from both cultural backgrounds, Jewish and

Where residents live with tradition, caring and love

Southern. They munch on cornbread, Halvah and dressing for the turkey. Rabbi Fred is at Glendale, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please see the recreation calendar for his Services and times.

Where residents live with tradition, caring and love

Editor: Randie Dale Duretz • Assistant Editor: Rosemary Maurer • Associates Our Residents

Directory Main Phone Number 215-722-2300 Administration Charlie Steg - Adm. - 3011 Rahel Andemicael - Asst. Adm. - 3100 Rosemary Maurer-Adm. Asst. - 3012 Admissions Nadine Vaughn - 3040 Beth Hermely - 3555 Business Office Falisha King - 3103 Central Supply Marie Sutch - 3016 Chaplain Rabbi Fred Davidow - 3059 Food Service Pamela Davie - 3030 Housekeeping/Laundry Elaine Taylor - 3091 Human Resources/Payroll Vanessa Jones - 3017 - 215-722-2300 Maintenance James Coach - 3090 Medical Records Carolyn McCullough - 3070 Nursing Administration Ericka Robinson, DON - 3013 Sharon Allen-ADON - 3019 Leeanna John, Staff Educato - 3101 Recreation/Volunteers Randie Duretz - 3044 Social Services Jamilla Allen-Director-2nd fl. - 3042 Anna Tsybushnik-3rd fl. - 3054 Tonya Wooten-4th fl. - 3560 Fax Machines Administration - (215) 722-1419 Admission - (215) 722-4246 Business Office - (215) 728-7213

Chat From Charlie As the Administrator of Glendale Uptown Home, I would like to welcome everyone, residents, staff, family members and visitors, to our home and hope you’re enjoying our new monthly Glendale Post newsletter. I look forward reaching out to you each month through these newsletters. I look at Glendale Uptown Home to be more than just another Nursing and Rehab Facility. I see it as a home that is rich in experiences and filled with love, comfort and a feeling of “familyness” for each and everyone of us. I hope that you will see Glendale as I do and open yourself up to being a part of it’s family. Let’s continue to make Glendale the best it can be. Remember my door is always open.

7800 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, Pa 19152

August 2011

Peaches Pet Column

By – Randie Duretz Pet Therapy, very big at Glendale Uptown Home. It’s not a substitute for psychotherapy. Animal’s presence offers a healing message. This in re turn can open the door for the healing human. With a dog, we have a friend who is always loyal, always available and completely uncritical. How can anyone pass a four-legged friend without putting on a smile? Pet therapy visits bring delight, tears, reminisce and quiet contentment that comes from a renewal and strengthening of our bond with living, responsive animal/ companions who share our space and time. The results can be a genuine partnership with an improvement in the quality of life for thousands of residents in healthcare facilities and enrichment in the lives of the animals involved. Peaches monthly pet column, is Randie’s nickname. This column is in memory of Randie’s little Sheltie Mel, who was taken way too soon, four years

Our Mission Dedicated to Your Care…

We provide the highest quality of life in a caring, supportive environment where seniors are given the dignity and respect they deserve.

Enriching And Worry Free

Nestled in a quiet, tree lined neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, Glendale Uptown Home is a warm and caring community where a helping hand from compassionate staff allows residents to safety enjoy greater independence. Residents take comfort in a community where familiar traditions and holidays are celebrated. A variety of social, recreational and cultural activities are offered and friends and family are welcomed. The exceptional staff at Glendale Uptown Home are so friendly and attentive, that it is like having extended family care for loved ones.

Fabulous Dining

Our executive chef prepares traditional favorites, as well as creative cuisine. Residents choose from an extensive menu that changes daily. Three meals a day are served restaurant style by professional wait staff in our beautiful, spacious dining room. Special nutritional diets are supervised by an award winning dietary team.

Exceptional Standard Of Care

With oversight provided by a dedicated Medical Director, our services are delivered by a team of highly qualified individuals. Our Therapy Team includes Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapists. The Recreation Team always has something up their sleeve to keep your loved ones busy, room visits, small and large groups. We also provide on site physicians, RN’S, LPN’S, Nursing Assistants, Discharge Planners/Case Managers, Social Workers and Dieticians.


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Editor: Randie Dale Duretz • Assistant Editor: Rosemary Maurer • Associates Our Residents

ago in June, from the poison dog food that scare, throughout the U.S. and Canada. R.I.P., my Little Mel. Mel was also a Pet Therapy dog, also missed by lots of grand moms and grand pops that he visited.

Volunteers There is no greater gift then the gift of you. Volunteers, Holding a hand, sharing a smile, brightening a day, lending a helping hand, giving to others. Volunteers are employees who do not receive a paycheck. They are people of all ages, who work from the kindness of their heart. If you have the time, we have the place. Please give our Volunteer Coordinator a call. Randie Duretz, Director of Recreation/Volunteers 215.722.2300 X3044. Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain A woman is like a tea bag. You don’t know her strength until she is in hot water. – Nancy Reagan

the center and place any type of fresh fruit that you like around the dipping bowl. Some of our favorite fruits are strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, red & green grapes, and honeydew. Another twist is to use strawberry cream cheese in stead of plain and mix with the fluff. You now have a strawberry dip that goes great with a plate of strawberries. This is a very big hit at our houses and is something cool to serve while you are sitting around the pool or during your barbecue. Kiley and I hope you try this and enjoy it as much as our family does. Until the next issue, try baking with someone you love to spend time with and who makes your heart really happy; that’s what Kiley does for me.

Recreation News By-Randie Duretz

“Kiley and I... Our Recipe Corner”

by-Rosemary Maurer My niece, Kiley, and I bake together all the time. We will spend weekends trying new recipes to share with our family. She is my best friend and the best little baking assistant anyone could ever have. When Randie asked me to put a recipe column in the newsletter, I thought it would be a great time to share with our Glendale family some of the fun things that Kiley and I make. Since the weather has been so hot and humid lately, we had to come up with something that is cool and doesn’t require the oven. With this kind of weather, what is more refreshing than some fresh fruit, but Kiley and I like to put a little twist on it and make a dip for the fruit. Take equal parts of fluff and cream cheese; combine the two ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth. Take a large plate, put a bowl of the dip in

“Activities purpose is not to kill time, but to make time live. Not to keep a person occupied, but to keep him/her refreshed. Not to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life”. All the various activities that are offered at Glendale Uptown Home, allow the individual, to maintain their freedom of choice, their right to respect and dignity as human beings. Activity programs do impact loneliness and promote feelings of selfworth. They can provide that quality of life to each resident whatever reason people are admitted

Editor: Randie Dale Duretz • Assistant Editor: Rosemary Maurer • Associates Our Residents

to our facility and for how long they are with us. They are here to live a productive, complete and happy life. Activities are for all. All activities can be adaptive to residents needs. Activities are done for the residents. We keep saying, activities can be done, in your seat and on your feet. Bedside room visits are done during the month. For the residents that prefer to stay to themselves, we offer in room projects. Activities calendars are given out the beginning of each month. Calendars are subject to additions and changes. Any changes are noted on all of the large calendars. Announcements are made; both encouraging and escorting are given as needed. We’re here for you. We continue to say, “Join in, Try it, You’ll like it”. (Added to July’s Glendale Post Newsletter…back in 1978, I was awarded, Activities Professional of North America, from my peers and NAAP, National Association of Activities Professional. I was sent to San Diego. I was presented with a beautiful trophy, nice present and that year’s title.) I’m Randie, the Director of Recreation/Volunteers at Glendale. With my staff, Yolanda, Yvonne, Mundy, Tatiana & Amy and let’s not ever forget the many volunteers that make Glendale’s halls rock & roll on a daily basis for you at Glendale. If you haven’t gotten your feet wet and joined in with Glendale’s recreation programs, you don’t know what you’re missing. Just give us a try. Families and friends, remember you are always welcomed to join your loved ones at any of the programs.

News From The Halls At Glendale Marvin and Florence Portnoy Are very proud grandparents of their grandson, Matthew. Matthew is now known as Dr. Matthew Portnoy. He’s the Director at NIH, National Institute Of Health Ericka Robinson - DON Ericka’s granddaughter came to visit her at work the other day. She’s a real beauty.

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news from the halls at Glendale can be submitted to Randie, in person or write down, slip under her office door.

Dream Maker Coming To Glendale Just an update from July’s newsletter on the Dream Maker. The Dream Team, Ida, Larry, Evelyn, Joe, all very dedicated volunteers and Randie are working behind the scenes with this project. We are receiving very positive comments through the mail and phone calls. The word is Hush at the present. More to follow.

Glendale’s Recreation Department Looking For Several Special Angels #1. A talented handy person to make us a wooden wishing well. This wishing well could be table top or sit on the floor. #2. Several Manicure tables to use for our Ladies Club, manicure days. This would be nice to set the mood during our resident’s one on one nail time. #3. Thank you, Impact Thrift Store for the table top greeting card rack.

Of Interest To All Glendale’s gift store is run by our residents, Randie, oversees the store. Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 12:00, a break for lunch and 1:00 to 4:00, please stop in the store and say hi to our caring, helpful, smiling, resident store keepers, looking for you to shop. Residents aware of their schedules and are always on time.

Get To Know Us

Interview by – resident Pat Just the other day, Randie our Director of Recreation/ Volunteers asked me if I’d like a job. I said ok, so here I go with my first staff interview. Rabbi Fred, as we know him, is a good, kind and has a funny side of him. He’s married and has two daughters. Rabbi Fred loves and likes so many things; I’d like to share with you. His #1 love is his wife of many years and his daughters. He loves history, books and story telling. Rabbi, just like all of us, loves food, preparing food and calls himself an amateur cook. “Best overs”, as he calls it, he makes a


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Editor: Randie Dale Duretz • Assistant Editor: Rosemary Maurer • Associates Our Residents

ago in June, from the poison dog food that scare, throughout the U.S. and Canada. R.I.P., my Little Mel. Mel was also a Pet Therapy dog, also missed by lots of grand moms and grand pops that he visited.

Volunteers There is no greater gift then the gift of you. Volunteers, Holding a hand, sharing a smile, brightening a day, lending a helping hand, giving to others. Volunteers are employees who do not receive a paycheck. They are people of all ages, who work from the kindness of their heart. If you have the time, we have the place. Please give our Volunteer Coordinator a call. Randie Duretz, Director of Recreation/Volunteers 215.722.2300 X3044. Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain A woman is like a tea bag. You don’t know her strength until she is in hot water. – Nancy Reagan

the center and place any type of fresh fruit that you like around the dipping bowl. Some of our favorite fruits are strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, red & green grapes, and honeydew. Another twist is to use strawberry cream cheese in stead of plain and mix with the fluff. You now have a strawberry dip that goes great with a plate of strawberries. This is a very big hit at our houses and is something cool to serve while you are sitting around the pool or during your barbecue. Kiley and I hope you try this and enjoy it as much as our family does. Until the next issue, try baking with someone you love to spend time with and who makes your heart really happy; that’s what Kiley does for me.

Recreation News By-Randie Duretz

“Kiley and I... Our Recipe Corner”

by-Rosemary Maurer My niece, Kiley, and I bake together all the time. We will spend weekends trying new recipes to share with our family. She is my best friend and the best little baking assistant anyone could ever have. When Randie asked me to put a recipe column in the newsletter, I thought it would be a great time to share with our Glendale family some of the fun things that Kiley and I make. Since the weather has been so hot and humid lately, we had to come up with something that is cool and doesn’t require the oven. With this kind of weather, what is more refreshing than some fresh fruit, but Kiley and I like to put a little twist on it and make a dip for the fruit. Take equal parts of fluff and cream cheese; combine the two ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth. Take a large plate, put a bowl of the dip in

“Activities purpose is not to kill time, but to make time live. Not to keep a person occupied, but to keep him/her refreshed. Not to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life”. All the various activities that are offered at Glendale Uptown Home, allow the individual, to maintain their freedom of choice, their right to respect and dignity as human beings. Activity programs do impact loneliness and promote feelings of selfworth. They can provide that quality of life to each resident whatever reason people are admitted

Editor: Randie Dale Duretz • Assistant Editor: Rosemary Maurer • Associates Our Residents

to our facility and for how long they are with us. They are here to live a productive, complete and happy life. Activities are for all. All activities can be adaptive to residents needs. Activities are done for the residents. We keep saying, activities can be done, in your seat and on your feet. Bedside room visits are done during the month. For the residents that prefer to stay to themselves, we offer in room projects. Activities calendars are given out the beginning of each month. Calendars are subject to additions and changes. Any changes are noted on all of the large calendars. Announcements are made; both encouraging and escorting are given as needed. We’re here for you. We continue to say, “Join in, Try it, You’ll like it”. (Added to July’s Glendale Post Newsletter…back in 1978, I was awarded, Activities Professional of North America, from my peers and NAAP, National Association of Activities Professional. I was sent to San Diego. I was presented with a beautiful trophy, nice present and that year’s title.) I’m Randie, the Director of Recreation/Volunteers at Glendale. With my staff, Yolanda, Yvonne, Mundy, Tatiana & Amy and let’s not ever forget the many volunteers that make Glendale’s halls rock & roll on a daily basis for you at Glendale. If you haven’t gotten your feet wet and joined in with Glendale’s recreation programs, you don’t know what you’re missing. Just give us a try. Families and friends, remember you are always welcomed to join your loved ones at any of the programs.

News From The Halls At Glendale Marvin and Florence Portnoy Are very proud grandparents of their grandson, Matthew. Matthew is now known as Dr. Matthew Portnoy. He’s the Director at NIH, National Institute Of Health Ericka Robinson - DON Ericka’s granddaughter came to visit her at work the other day. She’s a real beauty.

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news from the halls at Glendale can be submitted to Randie, in person or write down, slip under her office door.

Dream Maker Coming To Glendale Just an update from July’s newsletter on the Dream Maker. The Dream Team, Ida, Larry, Evelyn, Joe, all very dedicated volunteers and Randie are working behind the scenes with this project. We are receiving very positive comments through the mail and phone calls. The word is Hush at the present. More to follow.

Glendale’s Recreation Department Looking For Several Special Angels #1. A talented handy person to make us a wooden wishing well. This wishing well could be table top or sit on the floor. #2. Several Manicure tables to use for our Ladies Club, manicure days. This would be nice to set the mood during our resident’s one on one nail time. #3. Thank you, Impact Thrift Store for the table top greeting card rack.

Of Interest To All Glendale’s gift store is run by our residents, Randie, oversees the store. Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 12:00, a break for lunch and 1:00 to 4:00, please stop in the store and say hi to our caring, helpful, smiling, resident store keepers, looking for you to shop. Residents aware of their schedules and are always on time.

Get To Know Us

Interview by – resident Pat Just the other day, Randie our Director of Recreation/ Volunteers asked me if I’d like a job. I said ok, so here I go with my first staff interview. Rabbi Fred, as we know him, is a good, kind and has a funny side of him. He’s married and has two daughters. Rabbi Fred loves and likes so many things; I’d like to share with you. His #1 love is his wife of many years and his daughters. He loves history, books and story telling. Rabbi, just like all of us, loves food, preparing food and calls himself an amateur cook. “Best overs”, as he calls it, he makes a


4

Editor: Randie Dale Duretz • Assistant Editor: Rosemary Maurer • Associates Our Residents

big batch of food, he and his wife eat it the 1st night and 2nd night, then off to the freezer for a rainy day. The Rabbi and his wife share many interests. They enjoy going to different restaurants, movies, taking trips. They’ve traveled and visited many different Synagogues. And enjoy visiting The DuPont Mansion, Brandywine Museum and other Philadelphia Museums. They both enjoy story and history from both cultural backgrounds, Jewish and

Where residents live with tradition, caring and love

Southern. They munch on cornbread, Halvah and dressing for the turkey. Rabbi Fred is at Glendale, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please see the recreation calendar for his Services and times.

Where residents live with tradition, caring and love

Editor: Randie Dale Duretz • Assistant Editor: Rosemary Maurer • Associates Our Residents

Directory Main Phone Number 215-722-2300 Administration Charlie Steg - Adm. - 3011 Rahel Andemicael - Asst. Adm. - 3100 Rosemary Maurer-Adm. Asst. - 3012 Admissions Nadine Vaughn - 3040 Beth Hermely - 3555 Business Office Falisha King - 3103 Central Supply Marie Sutch - 3016 Chaplain Rabbi Fred Davidow - 3059 Food Service Pamela Davie - 3030 Housekeeping/Laundry Elaine Taylor - 3091 Human Resources/Payroll Vanessa Jones - 3017 - 215-722-2300 Maintenance James Coach - 3090 Medical Records Carolyn McCullough - 3070 Nursing Administration Ericka Robinson, DON - 3013 Sharon Allen-ADON - 3019 Leeanna John, Staff Educato - 3101 Recreation/Volunteers Randie Duretz - 3044 Social Services Jamilla Allen-Director-2nd fl. - 3042 Anna Tsybushnik-3rd fl. - 3054 Tonya Wooten-4th fl. - 3560 Fax Machines Administration - (215) 722-1419 Admission - (215) 722-4246 Business Office - (215) 728-7213

Chat From Charlie As the Administrator of Glendale Uptown Home, I would like to welcome everyone, residents, staff, family members and visitors, to our home and hope you’re enjoying our new monthly Glendale Post newsletter. I look forward reaching out to you each month through these newsletters. I look at Glendale Uptown Home to be more than just another Nursing and Rehab Facility. I see it as a home that is rich in experiences and filled with love, comfort and a feeling of “familyness” for each and everyone of us. I hope that you will see Glendale as I do and open yourself up to being a part of it’s family. Let’s continue to make Glendale the best it can be. Remember my door is always open.

7800 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, Pa 19152

August 2011

Peaches Pet Column

By – Randie Duretz Pet Therapy, very big at Glendale Uptown Home. It’s not a substitute for psychotherapy. Animal’s presence offers a healing message. This in re turn can open the door for the healing human. With a dog, we have a friend who is always loyal, always available and completely uncritical. How can anyone pass a four-legged friend without putting on a smile? Pet therapy visits bring delight, tears, reminisce and quiet contentment that comes from a renewal and strengthening of our bond with living, responsive animal/ companions who share our space and time. The results can be a genuine partnership with an improvement in the quality of life for thousands of residents in healthcare facilities and enrichment in the lives of the animals involved. Peaches monthly pet column, is Randie’s nickname. This column is in memory of Randie’s little Sheltie Mel, who was taken way too soon, four years

Our Mission Dedicated to Your Care…

We provide the highest quality of life in a caring, supportive environment where seniors are given the dignity and respect they deserve.

Enriching And Worry Free

Nestled in a quiet, tree lined neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, Glendale Uptown Home is a warm and caring community where a helping hand from compassionate staff allows residents to safety enjoy greater independence. Residents take comfort in a community where familiar traditions and holidays are celebrated. A variety of social, recreational and cultural activities are offered and friends and family are welcomed. The exceptional staff at Glendale Uptown Home are so friendly and attentive, that it is like having extended family care for loved ones.

Fabulous Dining

Our executive chef prepares traditional favorites, as well as creative cuisine. Residents choose from an extensive menu that changes daily. Three meals a day are served restaurant style by professional wait staff in our beautiful, spacious dining room. Special nutritional diets are supervised by an award winning dietary team.

Exceptional Standard Of Care

With oversight provided by a dedicated Medical Director, our services are delivered by a team of highly qualified individuals. Our Therapy Team includes Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapists. The Recreation Team always has something up their sleeve to keep your loved ones busy, room visits, small and large groups. We also provide on site physicians, RN’S, LPN’S, Nursing Assistants, Discharge Planners/Case Managers, Social Workers and Dieticians.

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