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Christmas Party Thanks

December 28, 2017

We want to thank everyone for the wonderful Christmas celebrations this year. On December 6th and December 13th we enjoyed seeing residents and families spending time together, enjoying a great meal, and having fun together. We are especially thankful for Eric Cawalla and Clifford from the Uptown Band for entertaining us at both Christmas Parties. Their music encouraged lots of dancing and singing.

The spirit of Christmas is reflected throughout the Cottage. Congratulations to the first, second, and third place winners of the Door Decoration Contest! Thank you to our staff for decorating some doors, too. This holiday season was a success, and we are thankful to the full Cottage Family for being a part of it.

Promotion Announcement – Christine Horn

November 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Christine Horn to Vice President, Operations at Horst SeniorCare. (Horst SeniorCare provides the facility and operations management for Columbia Cottage.)

Christine “Chris” Horn has worked with Columbia Cottage for eleven years as this Cottage’s Managing Director. Chris has over 25 years of experience in Helathcare and Senior Care services. She is actively involved in the Lebanon County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as advocating for seniors in various capacities. Chris received the 2016 ATHENA award from the Lebanon Valley Chamber in recognition of her professional excellence, community service, and leadership.

Chris has lived in Palmyra for over 30 years with her husband John. They have two adult children: Emily, who currently works in healthcare while applying to nursing school, and Jack, a senior at Kutztown University.

Chris earned her Bachelor of Arts from Shippensburg University, and her Master of Social Work from Temple University.

Chris is looking forward to the continued promotion of the “Cottage Way” with her colleagues, and advocating for seniors in her new capacity. She is focused on optimal health and welfare of the Columbia Cottage residents and ensuring the Cottages are a great place to live and work.