The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted Senator Bob Casey to discuss infrastructure

The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted Senator Bob Casey to discuss infrastructure

PALA Board President Christine Horn represented senior living at the meeting.  Chris focused on the infrastructure needs of Personal Care and Assisted Living communities that play a crucial role in caring for the aging population of Pennsylvania.  The need for additional funding to sustain PCH/ALR are of importance since the federal funding has not been targeted for senior living providers. …

2019 Homemaker of the Year – Tammy Sutch

Tammy Sutch has been a part of the Columbia Cottage team for just over a year. She has wonderful spirit and truly enjoys caring for others.  Tammy enjoys spending time with her son and her three dogs. Her favorite hobby is making crafts. We are especially grateful for her talents which include a special touch with persons living with dementia. …

Homemaker of the Year – Kevin Snyder

Hello, my name is Kevin Snyder. I had the privilege of being selected as the 2019 Homemaker of the Year by residents and their families. I have been a Homemaker here at Columbia Cottage since 2018. I graduated from Muhlenburg High School in 2004 and decided to continue my education at Reading Area Community College persuing my Certified Nursing Assistant …

Homemaker of the Year – Phyllis Miller

The Homemaker of the Year is an individual that shows commitment to providing exemplary service to Columbia Cottage residents. This years’ Homemaker of the Year is Phyllis Miller. Phyllis started at Columbia Cottage in November 2010. She worked for many years as a Homemaker and conducted craft time with the residents. Just recently she took the Medication Technician exam and …

Holiday Greetings

The Holidays generally are a time of year of celebration and joy, as well as one of reflection as we ponder our resolutions for the New Year. Columbia Cottage has had a great year and many reasons to celebrate! The thing that most of us are thankful for is the privilege that each resident and family provides us in caring …

Resident of the Month – Joan Beard

Joan was born January 22, 1943, to Madge and Edward Workley, in Baltimore, MD. She has two siblings, one brother and one sister. Joan graduated from Dundalk High School in 1961. February 27,1965, she married Raymond Beard and had four children. John, Diane, Jeff and Jason as well as seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Joan stayed at home to …

Cottage Star – Anne Shelleman

We would like to announce that after 11 years of employment at Columbia Cottage, Anne Shelleman has decided to retire. Anne has been a great asset to Columbia Cottage, she was a wealth of knowledge, great sense of humor, is a dedicated employee, and a wonderful friend.Things will not be the same around here without her. All the staff here …

Christmas Party Fun

A special thank you to family, friends, residents and staff for coming out to celebrate our Christmas Parties. It was great to see all the families spending time together. We had a delicious buffet served by Sharon, Steph and Brenda. Sandra and Les were making festive Poinsettia drinks and Erich Chawalla and Chip entertained us with their music, sing along …

Resident of the Month – Eva Lang

Eva was born in 1927 in a small village called Liebling in Romania. Although being born in Romania, her family were Danube-Schwab, which are German descendants that migrated down the Danube River looking for farmlands to settle. Her father was a carpenter and they had a small farm. As a young child Eva and her sister worked on the farm …

Cottage Star – Maria Smith

Hello Everyone! My name is Maria Smith. I’ve been working at Columbia Cottage for about 2 ½ years and what a journey it has been! During my free time I like to visit with my friends and family. I also like to take time and enjoy the simple things, like relaxing with a good movie. Through my work at the …