PVM Outlook Volume 1 - 2021

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Village of East Harbor New Housing & Services Village of Westland & Home Instead Partnership

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Planning Under Way at The Village of Lake Huron Woods Vaccines on Track at PVM

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Welcome New Board Members Celebrating with Our Own Centenarian

Live and In Color PVM 75th Anniversary 2020 Un-Gala! We were not able to gather together for PVM’s 75th Anniversary Gala so we went virtual. During the Un-Gala we heard about some of the wonderful people who helped build PVM into 32 locations throughout Lower Michigan. For example, Clarence D. Sterling started it all off with the first donation to purchase the land at The Village of Redford in 1945. The evening kicked off with a greeting from Former Mayor of Detroit Dennis Archer. Current Village board member Karin Flint told the story of how her mother helped create The Village of Hillside and Perry Farm of Harbor Springs after learning of a friend who had no place to live as a senior adult. Other celebrations just like Karin’s were shared. At the center of PVM’s Mission is always the older adults and the talents of a few were highlighted during the evening. The Un-Gala had David Simpson, a resident from Thome

LEFT: David Simpson sings – there wouldn’t be a party without music.

Hosting the online program were Gala Co-Chairs (above) E. Kern Tomlin PVM Board Member and (left) Bob Schroeder PVM Foundation Board Member

Rivertown of Detroit, provided the entertainment with his two sons. They did a great rendition of Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September”. Also Alberta Schuler from The Village of Westland was the bartender for the night, pouring a festive cocktail. What a perfect way to kick off a party with a tasty beverage! Keeping the music theme going, residents from the Village of Oakland Woods performed a TikTok dance. Continued on page 3












Thank you to our staff, volunteers, and donors! TOGETHER WE ARE PVM STRONG!

The Show Must Go On! NOTHING STOPS THE VILLAGE VICTORY CUP We are all familiar with that legendary Broadway phrase: “The show must go on!” That has never been more true than during these times. PVM residents and our Wellness teams were not about to let the pandemic get in the way of The Village Victory Cup (VVC) and the joy and vibrancy which comes with it! Congratulations to all who participated! We have heard from many of you that participating in the games was a welcome distraction and injected some well-deserved fun into your lives during a very trying time. Despite this global pandemic and having to move to a virtual environment, 15 adventuresome PVM communities participated in the 2020 edition of the VVC. Moving to a virtual environment was made possible in part thanks to generous support from Humana, Huntington Bank, the Lee & Maxine Peck Foundation, the Mary Thompson Foundation and the Village Club Foundation. During the months of September, October and November participating communities played the games that comprise the Village Victory Cup at their communities while following all necessary protocols. They reported their results via an online scoring system during the month of December. Continued on page 6

During the pandemic, residents enjoyed the activities of the VVC from the safety of their own Village locations.

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Outlook Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

N E W S L E T T E R 2021 Volume

Editor: Lynn Alexander Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Thank you to our contributors: Audra Frye Rachel Nagorsen Yalonda Jackson

Debbie Smith Avni Thomas Tom Wyllie

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The Village of East Harbor Launches New Housing and Services The Village of East Harbor (VEH) in Chesterfield Township has launched an exciting expansion to its campus. This fall a groundbreaking was held for a new mid-rise building, the Harbor Inn Wellness Center and our new ranch apartment homes with one and two car attached garages. Many government and banking officials were in attendance. This project was selected as a result of in-depth focus groups and surveys as to what would be of interest to prospective residents and because of long waiting lists for many years at the community. As a “life

plan community” VEH offers residents a range of options to meet their needs as seniors age and needs change. The new additions to the community will join a variety of independent living apartments and cottages, as well as the full range of care options. These include enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, short term rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, long-term nursing care and respite services. VEH is already receiving deposits with interest being quite high. Residents are slated to move in this spring. Check out our Facebook page for updates.

OFFICERS Roshunda L. Price, Chair Gary Ley, Chair for Finance George Millush, Chair for Audit Henry Johnson, Chair for Governance Johnnie Jackson, Chair for Strategic Planning Ken Hollowell, Chair for Facilities Advancement Ted Payne, Chair Operations Committee Duane Lewis, Co-Chair for Operations Committee Katrina Summersett, Assistant Secretary Brian W. Carnaghi, Treasurer Roger L. Myers, President & CEO DIRECTORS William L. Ball James Colson Kenneth L. Hollowell Johnnie C. Jackson Henry Johnson Duane M. Lewis Esq. Gary Ley George B. Millush, Jr.

Martha Nield Ted L. Payne Roshunda L. Price Rev. Dr. Louis Prues E. Kern Tomlin Charles P. Tommasulo Brad Townsend

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

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation 2021 Board of Directors OFFICERS James S. Gompers, Chair Robert R. Schroeder, Vice Chair Donald A. Lindow, Secretary Paul J. Miller, CFRE, President, PVM Foundation DIRECTORS Linda Bomberski Brian W. Carnaghi John H. Denler, Jr. Elmer Dixon James S. Gompers Paul J. Hubbard Henry Johnson

Thomas E. Kimble Duane M. Lewis Donald A. Lindow Lisa Machesky Robert V. Peterson Robert R. Schroeder John E. Utley

Mark Wallace Michelle Williams

The Village of Brush Park created a display as a series of recognitions for Black History Month throughout all of our PVM Villages.

Ex-Officio: Roshunda L. Price Roger L. Myers

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) Chelsea Eisele Executive Director, Vista Grande Villa Shannon East Executive Director, Lakeshore Senior Living 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 & Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer David Miller Vice President/Executive Director, The Village of East Harbor Paul Miller, CFRE President, PVM Foundation Roger Myers President and CEO Katrina Summersett Director of Risk Management and Quality & Corporate Compliance Officer Erica Thrash-Sall Executive Director, McFarlan Villages Michele White Executive Director, The Village of Westland


A Creative 14th Anniversary Celebration for The Village Of Oakman Manor Recently The Village of Oakman Manor celebrated their 14th Anniversary in a creative way. Since public celebrations cannot be hosted this year they pulled out all the stops to make sure a celebration happened in spite of it all. During the celebration staff went door to door, along with administrator Deborah Beard, to deliver treat bags and personalized water bottles. Included in the bags were an assortment of chocolate delights for celebration, masks, hand sanitizer and personalized notes from the young ladies with the Rhonda Walker Foundation. Much joy and positive energy was displayed. When the residents opened their doors they were greeted by the staff’s version of “It’s Our Anniversary”. The event even included a guest appearance by Oakman Manor’s Cupid, maintenance tech Bobby Richey. His stylish hat and shoes were a big hit. The residents thoroughly enjoyed the chance to share a little joy and celebration.

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The Village of Westland and Home Instead Senior Care Partner in New Initiative The Village of Westland, a Presbyterian Villages of Michigan senior housing community, and Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of in-home services for seniors, are combining their 100 years of experience to create enhanced living services for residents. With their proven track record, they will enhance quality of life and independence for their customers. “Our shared values and commitment to the highest level of quality make us ideal partners. We look forward to a long and successful venture for the good of all,” said Seth Michael, owner of Home Instead’s Livonia location. We are assisting with many

different types of in-home care that can be individualized to meet the needs of The Village of Westland residents. All of our highly trained CAREGivers are bonded and insured for peace of mind. Each CAREGiver completes a comprehensive training program to deliver individualized care with compassion. Types of care offered are: companionship care, personal care, meal setup, medication assistance, shower safety, household duties, respite care, hospice care support services, and around-the-clock care. We have a variety of packages available to meet the needs of each resident." Michele White, Executive Director for The Village of Westland stated: “For over 75 years of providing housing and services we continue to be innovative. We are pleased to partner with an organization of Home Instead’s caliber and to provide ever evolving service excellence to our residents.”

OUR LUXURY SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY is ideal for seniors 55+ who desire top-tier services while maintaining their privacy and independence, all in a luxurious environment. Enjoy spacious one or two bedroom apartment accommodations. Lakeshore offers numerous recreational options with activities designed to encourage residents to pursue their interests, continue to learn, make friends and have fun.

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Planning Underway at The Village of Lake Huron Woods The Village of Lake Huron Woods in Fort Gratiot Township is in the planning stages for a $20 million + expansion that will create 52 new apartments and 40 cottage units. This project will be built near the community’s already existing apartment building and cottages. There will also be a new PACE (PACE is a Program of AllInclusive Care for the Elderly) site which will be named Sunrise PACE. The Port Huron Housing Commission and Region VII Area Agency on Aging are exemplary collaborators in making this campus expansion a reality.

This venture is in response to a pent-up demand in the area for housing and services and is being welcomed by community leaders and providers alike. They have noted that it will allow seniors to remain in the community and stay near to their families. The economic impact to the community is notable as well. According to an economic impact study, the project is expected to create over 170 construction jobs. In addition, economic impact over time will be considerable. The expansion of The Village of Lake Huron Woods is in sync with the PVM Strategic Plan and is the wave of the future in senior living. Stay tuned for updates.

Live and In Color PVM 75th Anniversary 2020 Un-Gala! Continued from page 1 The event was capped off with a $5,000 raffle drawing from over 900 tickets. The lucky winner was the daughter of a resident from The Village of East Harbor. She had a Merry Christmas! PVM’s 75th Anniversary Gala was a night to celebrate. Thank you for

attending, donating and making PVM the organization that we are today. The evening ended with well wishes and an invitation from Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, “See you at the gala in 2021.”

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE PVM GALA – October 1, 2021 • The Dearborn Inn


• Upscale independent apartments with lake views available • Licensed memory care • Enjoy chef-inspired meals daily • Pet friendly • View Lake St. Clair from our pub • Fitness Center with fitness instruction • Apartments offer kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances


Call: (586) 218-6228 28801 Jefferson Avenue St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 www.LakeshoreSeniorLivingSCS.com


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Vaccines on Track with PVM We are pleased to report that PVM has been among the first in the nation to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, their caregivers, staff and board members. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. These in the numerous vaccine clinics were made possible with our close partnerships with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies and local health departments who made sure that the clinics were well organized and had all safety protocols in place. Many thanks to all who volunteered to assist with making this a very positive and comfortable experience for all. We consider this a harbinger of good times to come.


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The Show Must Go On! Nothing Stops the Village Victory Cup Continued from page 1

Welcome to New PVM Board Members and Chair: Thank You to Outgoing Members We welcome Roshunda L. Price, JD, CPA who was recently elected as the PVM's Board Chair, effective January 1, 2021. Ms. Price is Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Transactions PVM Board Chair, at Meritor. Roshunda Roshunda Price earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Administration and her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. She served for many years on the Delta Manor Board in Detroit also fulfilling the role of Chair. Ms. Price is joined by incoming board members James Colson of Grosse Pointe, Martha Nield of Northville, Rev. Dr. Louis Prues of St. Clair Shores, Charles Tommasulo of Detroit and Brad Townsend of Shelby Township. We are very fortunate to welcome them to the PVM Board since they are all notable in terms of their experience and expertise. Check out the News section of the PVM website for more information.

A total of 256 residents participated: 10% were under the age of 65; 27% were 65-74 years of age; 26% 75-84 years of age; 11% were 85-89 years of age; 11% were 90 years of age or older, with 15% of unknown age. In the end, The Village of East Harbor came out on top with a total of 653.5 points. Not too far behind them was The Village of Westland (a former VVC champion) with 617.83 points. In third place was last year’s champion, The Village of Oakland Woods, with 556.33 points. The winner of the Spirit Award was The Village of Redford. Communities entered the Spirit Award contest by submitting a video of their residents displaying their spirit. “Embrace The Possibilities” has been PVM’s mantra over many years. The Village Victory Cup exhibits this very well. Perhaps it could be said “Embrace the Possibilities at any age and in any circumstances.” Thanks to all the VVC participants for reminding us that the show must go on!

We are proud of all of our participants who did not let COVID get in the way of their competitive spirit! Looking forward to the days when we can once again compete in person.

We also are extremely grateful for the leadership which has been provided for some time by our immediate past chair, Bill Ball, who is moving out of state but will remain on as board member. Also exiting the PVM Board due to term limits are Carolyn Hastings of Ann Arbor, Dave Imesch of Farmington Hills, Paul Rau of Grosse Pointe, and Gwendolyn Parker, M.D. of Grass Lake. These board members will continue to advise us which is a testament to the dedication of PVM Board members. Your leadership and service are greatly appreciated.


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Joining the growing ranks of centenarians recently is PVM Board Emeritus member Natalie Elizabeth McDonald Brothers. Since the early 1990’s when her husband, Douglas, served on the Bethany Board. She has remained a steady hand and adviser for PVM ever since. Over the years Mrs. Brothers chaired the Village of Westland Board and represented PVM at national conferences, including LeadingAge and the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services For The Aging. Her input is highly regarded in a myriad of arenas, including new development, public policy, governance and much more. She continues to be an active member of the board. In addition to the important work she has done in aging services, Natalie had a stellar career in education.


A pre-COVID visit, Natalie (seated) is joined by longtime PVM Board member and friend, Johnnie Jackson

A major celebration befitting of Mrs. Brother’s iconic status will be held on April 4, 2021 by her church family, Trinity Community Presbyterian Church, via Zoom. Rev. Raphael B. Francis will provide the Invocation. In addition to PVM, her family, friends, neighbors, her sorority sisters from both Sigma Gamma Rho and the Order of the Eastern Star are all invited to join to celebrate. Later in the day there will be a Zoom celebration held for all to participate from 4-6 p.m., more details to come.

Happy 100th Birthday Mrs. Natalie Brothers!

The Village of Lake Huron Woods is set on 64 acres of supreme wooded countryside and offers two unique independent living options for seniors aged 55 and better: one- and twobedroom apartments in a congregate building, and two-bedroom two-bathroom cottages complete with one-car garages and a patio. No matter which choice best suits your lifestyle, you’ll have full access to the Village’s exceptional amenities including a game room, library, convenience store, beauty/barber shop, and so much more. Come see what life can be when you embrace the possibilities at The Village of Lake Huron Woods!

A National Moment of Unity & Remembrance

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PVM joined LeadingAge in a national moment of unity and remembrance for lives lost to COVID-19 on January 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm EST. Organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, communities across the country participated by illuminating buildings, ringing church bells, holding a moment of silence and lighting candles. Pictured below, The Village of East Harbor in lights.

Call 810.385.9516 to schedule a your visit today!

5221 Lakeshore Road Ft. Gratiot Township, Michigan 48059-3122

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CALL TODAY! The Village of Redford is beautifully laid out just minutes from the heart of Redford. Our community offers 33-acres of scenic independent senior living all on the comfort of one campus. The Villa, featuring one- and two-bedroom apartments each with a balcony or patio, provides the independence you seek with the comfort of knowing friends, and amenities are just a door away are under one roof. The Cottages offer modern, spacious accommodations, with one- and two-bedroom living spaces with available attached garages or available carports. The Village offers all of this within walking distance of the Redford Library, municipal golf courses, churches, and some of the Township’s best shopping and dining.


Something to Warm Your Heart on a Cold Day The kindness of others along with some winter fun brightened the day for the residents and staff at The Village of Rosebush Manor. The local Mennonite group sings once a month for the community but raised the bar on providing good cheer on this day! Many thanks for being such good neighbors and providing a sense of community in a very fun way.

The Village of Redford

25340 West Six Mile Road Redford, Michigan 48240-2105

Call 313.541.6000 to schedule a visit today!



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

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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

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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 517.787.0222 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

Detroit Delta Manor 313.259.5140 Hartford Village 313.270.9700 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


Bay City

Fort Gratiot Township

Flint Holly

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


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Chesterfield Clinton Township Township Pontiac Warren Redford Westland


Dearborn Gibraltar

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PACE Southeast Michigan: Serving all of Macomb County, and most of Wayne and Oakland Counties 855.445.4554 PACE Central Michigan: Serving Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, Montcalm, and Roscommon Counties 833.532.6981 CareSync Solutions 248.773.4550 Bay Connect 231.526.7108