PVM Outlook Fall/Winter 2019

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Touring West Michigan Summer Village Celebrations

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Annual PVM Leadership Advance McFarlan Villages Earns Pearl Level Commitment to Excellence

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PVM Awards and Accolades New Victors Capture the 2019 Village Victory Cup

Guests at the 17th Annual PVM Gala danced the night away on November 8th at The Mint in Lathrup Village. They were greeted by a champagne wall which was the first clue that a new and energized take on a long-standing tradition was in store for them. Dancers from the Mitchell Finke Dance Troupe added to the flair for the evening. However, attendees of all ages joined in the fun for the entire evening. A more informal afterglow took place with bowling available and welcomed. No one seemed to want to go home, a sign of a great party! Thanks to our donors and sponsors $276,260 was raised.

Thome Rivertown Board Chair Gloria Robinson and her husband, Judge Dave Robinson

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Ready, Set, Dance!

PVM CEO Roger Myers and his family

ABOVE: East Harbor Health & Wellness Center exterior and interior renderings

Why You’re Needed... Thanks to generous donors like YOU, we’ve been able to raise over $2.1 million for a state-of-the-art Health & Wellness Center at the Village of East Harbor in Chesterfield. That’s great news for residents like Pat, who turned to East Harbor’s in-house therapy team after falling and breaking her arm nearly three years ago. “The range of motion the therapists helped me to achieve exceeded what my surgeon thought I’d be able to do,” Pat says. All this, she says, despite the limited space and equipment staff had to work with. “Think of what I could have achieved in a larger space,” Pat says. “I could have been the next pitcher for the Tigers!” Thankfully, East Harbor’s new Health & Wellness Center will soon become a reality for Pat and her fellow seniors. The first phase of the project – a state-of-the-art rehab center – is already open,

Watch out, Tigers! East Harbor resident Pat came to the Village’s therapy gym to grow stronger after falling and breaking her arm.

with construction on the Health & Wellness Center slated to wrap in 2021. The new, expanded space will offer specialized health programs, equipment, personal trainers and more – all tailored to meet the health needs of older adults. You are making this happen. And for that, we can’t thank you enough.

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Outlook Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

N E W S L E T T E R 2019 Volume

Editor: Lynn Alexander Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Thank you to our contributors: Audra Frye Joanna Hlavacek Carolyn Martin Rachel Nagorsen Yalonda Jackson

Debbie Smith Cheryl Sonnenberg Avni Thomas Tom Wyllie

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan 2019 Board of Directors OFFICERS William L. Ball, Chair W. Paul Rau, Vice Chair for Finance Henry Johnson, Vice Chair for Governance Carolyn Hastings, Vice Chair for Human Resources Gwendolyn Parker, M.D., Vice Chair for Quality First James S. Gompers, Vice Chair for Risk Management Gary Ley, Vice Chair for Strategic Planning Johnnie C. Jackson, Vice Chair for Marketing Roshunda Price, Secretary Brian W. Carnaghi, Treasurer Roger L. Myers, President & CEO Constance Garrett, Assistant Secretary



Touring West Michigan A whirlwind tour of our beautiful Villages in West Michigan was enjoyed by PVM board members and staff this summer. It offered a great opportunity to get to know the residents and staff a bit more at The Village of Sage Grove in Kalamazoo, The Village of Mill Creek in Battle Creek, and The Village of Spring Meadows in Jackson. We then concluded our tour at our newest West Michigan location, Vista Grande Villa, in Jackson with a reception and board meeting. All who joined the tour remarked that we have much to be proud of when it comes to the quality of our Villages. Many thanks to our dedicated staff who make PVM what we are every single day.

ABOVE: PVM Board Chair Bill Ball, VGV Board member Ellen Keatley, Russ Youngdahl Jr., PVM Board member.

DIRECTORS William L. Ball Carolyn J. Hastings Kenneth L. Hollowell David A. Imesch Johnnie Jackson Henry Johnson Duane Lewis Gary Ley

George B. Millush, Jr. Gwendolyn Parker, M.D. Ted Payne Roshunda Price W. Paul Rau Raymond H. Steben, Jr. E. Kern Tomlin Russell Youngdahl, Jr.

Ex-Officio: James S. Gompers Roger L. Myers Director Emeritus, Natalie Brothers

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation 2019 Board of Directors OFFICERS James S. Gompers, Chair Robert R. Schroeder, Vice Chair Donald A. Lindow, Secretary Brian W. Carnaghi, Treasurer Paul J. Miller, CFRE, President, PVM Foundation

Linda Bomberski Brian W. Carnaghi John Denler Elmer Dixon James S. Gompers Paul Hubbard Henry Johnson

DIRECTORS Thomas E. Kimble Donald A. Lindow Robert V. Peterson Robert Schroeder Donna Snider John E. Utley Mark Wallace

Jeff Hanson, Russ Youngdahl Sr., and Russ Youngdahl, Jr.

ABOVE: Raised flower garden at The Village of Sage Grove in Kalamazoo. RIGHT: The Village of Sage Grove Board members and staff along with PVM Board members and staff in Kalamazoo.

Ex-Officio: William L. Ball Roger L. Myers

LEFT: PVM Board members and The Village of Mill Creek residents and staff in Battle Creek.

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Executive Team Lynn Alexander Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Brian Carnaghi Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Development (CFO) Shannon East Executive Director, Lakeshore Senior Living Chelsea Eisele Executive Director, Vista Grande Villa Jessica Gross Administrator, The Village of Rosebush Manor Mary Catherine Hannah Executive Director, The Village of Hillside and Perry Farm Village LaDonna Holley Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Housing Operations David Miller Vice President/Executive Director, The Village of East Harbor Paul Miller, CFRE President, PVM Foundation Constance Garrett Senior Executive Assistant, PVM Roger Myers President and CEO Katrina Summersett Director of Risk Management and Quality and Corporate Compliance Officer Erica Thrash-Sall Executive Director, McFarlan Villages Michele White Executive Director, The Village of Westland

ABOVE: Board members at their visit at The Village of Village of Mill Creek. LEFT: PVM Board members and staff pictured with The Village of Spring Meadows Board.


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Summer Village Celebrations!

The Village of Redford celebrated its new renovations with a ribbon cutting event. President & CEO Roger Myers, Redford board members and PVM board members were in attendance to celebrate with residents and staff. This will be followed next year with a grand celebration as PVM will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary; and The Village of Redford was our first location. The include apartments and the new community room/dining room. These renovations are also part of a bigger strategic initiative to reposition our campuses into the next several decades.

Residents, staff, and board members enjoying the celebration.

Village of Rosebush Manor 15th Anniversary Celebration The Village of Rosebush Manor had a 15th Anniversary celebration event on Thursday, October 17th. Residents past and present, family members, board members and staff who have been a part of Rosebush Manor since its inception were invited to attend.“The rich history of Rosebush Manor as a vibrant member of the community has been achieved through the leadership and service of all involved,” says Lynn Swindlehurst, board chair. Six area churches (Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian) founded Rosebush Manor with a vision and a commitment to enable seniors to continue residing in their local community. The Village of Rosebush Manor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is locally owned and managed by PVM. It offers residents the independent lifestyle they seek while providing an array of amenities and community engagement. PVM has provided services to more than 6,000 seniors across Michigan of all faiths for 74 years. It operates over thirty senior residences and an array of home and community-based services.

The Village of St. Martha’s The Village of St. Martha’s celebrated its tenth anniversary with a Hollywood-style celebration. A little bit of magic was infused into the event with stylish dressing by participants and gilded decorations. Presenters were Kern Tomlin, president of the St. Martha’s Board, and Andrea Felice, long-time administrator. Many board members and other PVM stakeholders were in attendance to join in the celebration. Several residents at The Village of St. Martha’s have lived at this community since it opened. It is a Veterans Preference location which allows for priority move-in.

Residents enjoying the luau party festivities at The Village of Oakland Woods anniversary party.

The lights were shining bright at the Hollywood-style party festivities at The Village of St. Martha’s anniversary party.

The Village of Oakland Woods Anniversary Celebration Yet another great anniversary celebration took place at The Village of Oakland Woods. This time instead of wearing Village Victory Cup attire they celebrated with luau themed dress and decorations. Professional luau dancers performed and added adventure to the festivities. The residents are all in when it comes to celebrating and catching up with friends and neighbors. A sense of community abounds!



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Caregivers Best Friend Informal caregivers (families and friends) play a critical role in our society. Grantmakers in Aging estimate that over 34 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult loved one over the age of 50 last year. And chances are, if you are a caregiver, you spend about 30 hours per week providing that care. One advantage of having a loved one living at PVM is that there is a support system which can help to reduce responsibilities and time needed to keep our loved ones as independent as possible. Or, in the case of long-term care an even greater sharing of duties is available. For example, service coordinators, care managers and other staff can access needed resources. A new resource has been launched by PVM to go beyond traditional ways of helping seniors. This was made possible by a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

Our new blog and website, Caregivers BestFriend.org, is teaching caregivers and their loved ones how to utilize the latest technology to save time and reduce stress. On this site you can learn how to use services such as Shipt, Lyft, Uber, Tackle and others to make your life just a bit easier. As of this writing we are finalists in a national contest for our video showcasing how CAREGIVERS BEST FRIEND can be of help. Please share this information with family and friends. Chances are you can benefit from this regardless of your situation. Feel free to let us know what you like about the site and give any recommendations you may have.

Go to caregiversbestfriend.org and check us out on Facebook and Pinterest.

Annual PVM Leadership Advance Our annual leadership advance was held at Marygrove Campus in Detroit. Amidst beautiful surroundings major best practices and innovations took center stage. This session also allowed leaders in the organization and at the board level to understand more in-depth the inner workings of PVM and how all parts of the organization intersect. Topics included budgeting, reporting and compliance; quality, risk management and compliance; organizational structure, governance system, strategic planning, and fund raising, technology, facilities advancement, culture, human resources and organizational development; marketing, sales and communications, advocacy and public policy; and operations, housing and facilities. Many participants expressed that this was very helpful in understanding how their work is integrated with the entire organization. PVM hosts this leadership advance on an annual basis.

McFarlan Villages Earns Pearl Level Commitment to Excellence

PVM Board members and staff enjoying the camaraderie and wealth of information which they gleaned.

McFarlan Villages team has celebrated earning the Pearl Level Commitment to Excellence from The Michigan Center for Assisted Living Quality Achievement Program. The Michigan Center for Assisted Living (MCAL) Quality Achievement Program is designed to recognize organizations that have proven their commitment to quality, exceeding minimum standards and creating measurable goals with proven quality and person-centered outcomes. Successful organizations will exhibit a positive and rewarding work environment for employees and will involve ALL stakeholders in the process of improving the organizational programs and services. The recognition received by successfully completing the MCAL Quality Achievement Program will be an asset to the organization and its stakeholders. As a location of Presbyterian Villages (PVM) McFarlan Villages is committed to providing quality, affordable housing solutions for seniors. Their portfolio of properties includes housing for senior women in an assisted living facility and apartments for those who desire a more active lifestyle. McFarlan Villages is backed by a private foundation which allows it to provide innovative amenities and services to the residents it serves—all at the most competitive pricing available.

Board members, staff, and guests of McFarlan Villages


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PVM Awards and Accolades Shining Star Awardees PVM held the 10th Annual Shining Star celebration. The Shining Star Awards are given to staff who have shown exemplary service and have personified all pillars of Service Excellence. The Shining Star Award Winner was Jonathan Hayes (pictured in photo on left, first row far right), Wellness coordinator at The Village of Oakland Woods. The other honorees included: Dining Services Marilyn Kuebler - The Village of Rosebush First Impressions George Simmons - Redford Villa/Cottages Maintenance Services Mark Benoit - The Village of Warren Glenn Administrative/Technology Tyler Ducharme - PVM Home Office Nursing Alisa Greenacre - The Village of Rosebush In House Services Donna Case - Lakeshore Senior Living Caring Spirit Monique Conley - Weinberg GreenHouses Leadership in Action Joe Mastaglio - The Village of Perry Farm Sr. Leadership Audra Frye - PVM Home Office Congratulations to all on these outstanding achievements!

Shining Star Awards

Seventy Over 70 Award Our extraordinary volunteer Jo-Ann Hale was recently honored by the Hannan Center with an award at their Seventy Over 70 gala. These awards represent the human potential that continues and in many cases increases with age. Awardees reflect the diverse interests, accomplishments and lifestyles of older people in Michigan. Jo-Ann’s award category was “Unsung Hero”. She is a hero to us every day and brightens the day of everyone she touches. Congratulations Jo-Ann!

Jo-Ann Hale

Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award ABOVE: Lynn Alexander, second from left, at the Defiance College Awards; RIGHT: Avram Kluger, Chair of National Philanthropy Day; Diane Gulyas, President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter; and Paul Miller, President of the PVM Foundation.

Alumni Achievement Award Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for PVM, Lynn Alexander was recently awarded an Alumni Achievement Award from her Alma Mater, Defiance College of Defiance, Ohio. The Award “brings to the attention of the College community, in a dignified and meaningful way, Alumnae of the Defiance College who have made outstanding achievements in their fields of endeavor. The nominees must have demonstrated exemplary service to their community and society”. Ms. Alexander, a 1973 Defiance College graduate, is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. She also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University and as Vice Chair of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. From 1997-2002 she served as a member of Governor John Engler’s Cabinet, in the position of Director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging. She is the author of “Caregiving Tsunami” a guide for caregivers. In accepting the Award, Ms. Alexander talked of the inspirations she received at Defiance which led to her successful career.

Paul Miller, President of the PVM Foundation was awarded the Dr. John S. Lore Award for Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for Greater Detroit. Each year the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) celebrates and honors the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan's philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession. AFP is the only association representing the entire fundraising profession. It exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals, to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism, and to promote the highest ethical standards in the fundraising profession worldwide. Paul J. Miller, CFRE, President of the PVM Foundation, joined PVM in 2006 as the Director of Major and Planned Giving. A professional development officer with over 20 years of experience in fundraising, he previously served as Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Major Gifts for Special Olympics Michigan (1998-2006), and Marketing and Promotion Manager for Metro Trading Association (1991-1998). Miller holds an undergraduate degree from Heidelberg University and a Master in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He served as the past President of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He also is a member of the Council of Michigan Foundations, Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan and Grant Makers in Aging.

Give now at pvmf.org or call the PVM Foundation at 248-281-2040.


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Ready, Set, Dance! Continued from page 1

Welcome to



This year's gala featured an Afterglow party at The Mint's in-house bowling alley.

A Life Plan Senior Community What sets us apart and makes us different? Our trusted not-for-profit Senior Living Community offering over 74 years of experience dedicated to innovative Senior Care and Living as part of Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. We offer you an entire Village spread out on a 44 acre tree lined campus close to beautiful Lake St. Clair, shopping, and entertainment. As a “life plan community,” we offer residences and services to meet our residents’ needs as they change and expand. We feature a variety of independent living apartments and cottages, as well as the full range of care options including enhanced living, assisted living, memory care and respite services. Our amenities include chef-prepared meals; transportation to local stores and doctor appointments; entertainment outings; and access to a library/computer room and a fitness center. We are especially proud of our beautiful, non-denominational chapel.

Come visit The Village of East Harbor and see why our residents describe us as “a very close family.”

For more information call 586.725.6030 33875 Kiely Drive Chesterfield, MI 48047-3604


Ready SET Dance! ~


Thank you to our event sponsors PRESENTING SPONSOR


VILLAGE PARTNER SPONSOR Dixon Inc. Masonry Construction


Roger & Tammy Myers Dickinson Wright PLLC Lau & Lau Associates Bill & Marcia Ball Aileron LTD Interstate Restoration

GALA EVENING SPONSORS Advantage Living Centers Agility Health, A HealthPro-Heritage Company Fusco, Shaffer & Pappas, Inc. McFarlan Charitable Corporation The Senior Alliance, Area Agency on Aging 1C

Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook Security 101 Plante & Moran, PLLC Gompers, Cornish & Barr Huntington National Bank

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS William Blair Macquarie Investment Management PACE Southeast Michigan Cinnaire/Cinnaire Solutions HJ Sims MSHDA (Michigan State Housing Development Authority)

Area Agency on Aging 1B Innerspace Design, Inc. CareSync/Homestead Home Health Care Giffels Webster



Capital Impact Partners Toshiba Business Solutions

Bob & Mary Schroeder Dickinson Wright PLLC Grigg Graphics Services, Inc. Gompers, Cornish & Barr

COAT-CHECK SPONSORS WEDGE Capital Management Mr. Melvin L. Parker & Dr. Gwendolyn H. Parker Hylant

AFTERGLOW SPONSOR Grigg Graphics Services, Inc.

Your Legacy. Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is only able to provide the best quality of housing, programs and services to seniors throughout Michigan with the generous support of our donors. Please consider a charitable bequest…

and leave a legacy. www.pvm.org

For more information, call Paul Miller at the PVM Foundation

248.281.2045 www.pvmf.org

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New Victors Capture The Village Victory Cup The Village of Oakland Woods snatched the chance from The Village of Westland to become the winner for the 5th time in a row! Competition was fierce; but in the end Oakland Woods was victorious. Village of Oakman Manor captured the Spirit Award. Regardless of the outcome, all participants had a great time and are already in gear to return next year. This annual event has morphed into a year long quest for Wellness. Teams can often be seen working out throughout the year to keep their minds and bodies in good shape and have quality of life via good health.

Independent Living • Assisted Living Memory Care • Health & Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing

The Village Victory Cup volunteers also return year after year to enjoy the upbeat day of fellowship and vitality. Many thanks to our sponsor, MICHIGAN COMPLETE HEALTH, for their sponsorship and volunteerism over the years.

A Life Plan community for all lifestyles Independent Living—A home you love, but without the upkeep! Assisted Living—Your own apartment with a helping hand when you need it. Memory Care—Security, dignity, and meaningful moments. ABOVE: The Village of Oakman Manor Captures the 14th Annual PVM Village Victory Cup Spirit Award for the 2nd Year in a Row!

Health & Rehabilitation—Round-the-clock care, physical/occupation/speech therapy following an injury or illness. Skilled Nursing—Competent, compassionate, long-term care.

ABOVE: The 2019 winners of the Village Victory Cup – The Cardinals from The Village of Oakland Woods.

2251 Springport Rd. Jackson, MI 49202

vistagrandevilla.com (517) 787-0222




26200 Lahser Rd., Suite 300 Southfield, MI 48033-7157

248.281.2020 www.pvm.org

PVM Serves Seniors in Villages and Communities throughout Michigan Alpena Alpena Pines 989.278.4250 Battle Creek The Village of Mill Creek 269.962.0605 Bay City The Village of Hampton Meadows 989.892.1912 Chesterfield The Village of East Harbor 586.725.6030 Clinton Township The Village of Peace Manor 586.790.4500

Detroit Delta Manor 313.259.5140 Hartford Village 248.281.2024 The Thome Rivertown Neighborhood 313.259.9000 The Village of Bethany Manor 313.894.0430 The Village of Brush Park Manor Paradise Valley 313.832.9922 The Village of Harmony Manor 313.934.4000 The Village of Oakman Manor 313.957.0210 The Village of St. Martha’s 313.582.8088 The Village of University Meadows 313.831.6440 The Village of Woodbridge Manor 313.494.9000 Flint McFarlan Villages 810.235.3077

Villages* PACE Southeast Michigan** Harbor Springs

PACE Central Michigan***

Onaway Alpena

* Some villages and programs are in collaboration with other organizations ** In collaboration with Henry Ford Health System *** In collaboration with Michigan Masonic Home



Fort Gratiot Township

Flint Holly


Battle Creek Jackson

For more information about a Village near you visit www.pvm.org or call 248.281.2020

Fort Gratiot Township The Village of Lake Huron Woods 810.385.9516 Gibraltar The Village of Gibraltar Manor 734.676.4802 Harbor Springs The Village of Hillside 231.526.7108 Perry Farm Village 231.526.1500 Holly The Village of Holly Woodlands 248.634.0592 Jackson The Village of Spring Meadows 517.788.6679 Vista Grande Villa 517.879.1839 Kalamazoo The Village of Sage Grove 269.567.3300 Onaway Lynn Street Manor 989.733.2661 Pontiac The Village of Oakland Woods 248.334.4379 Redford The Village of Redford 313.541.6000 Rosebush The Village of Rosebush Manor 989.433.0150 St. Clair Shores Lakeshore Senior Living 586.218.6228 Warren The Village of Warren Glenn 586.751.5090 Westland The Village of Our Saviour’s Manor 734.595.4663 The Village of Westland 734.728.5222

Chesterfield Clinton Township Township Pontiac Warren Redford Westland


St. Clair Shores

Dearborn Gibraltar

Embrace the Possibilities

PACE Southeast Michigan: Dearborn, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Warren & Thome Rivertown Neighborhood 855.445.4554 PACE Central Michigan: 833.532.6981 CareSync Solutions 248.773.4550 Metro In-Home Solutions 313.297.1342 Bay Connect 231.526.7108

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