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Connections newsletter march 2012 final

  1. 1. The St. Andrew’s Connection News, Info & Announcements for the St. Andrew’s Family MARCH 2012 Making a Henderson Named Finalist in DifferenceHonoring Great Acts by Our Own Excellence in Nursing 2012 St. Louis Magazine is honoring the dedication and care of nurses in St. Louis andThe St. Andrew’s Connection St. Andrew’s is proud to say that one of our own is being recognized.Newsletter highlights stories ofservice from our employees that Kim Eric Henderson, Clinical Director for St. Andrew’s Management Services, is a finalistmake a difference in the lives ofour residents. for the Excellence in Nursing 2012 Awards. He is one of three being honored in the Senior Services category.When The Willows recently hadpower outages in two of its Henderson will be honored along with 70 other finalists on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m.buildings, Paula Tompkins, a Home at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel St. Louis.Health Aide for St. Andrew’sSenior Solutions was called in toattend to the residents remaining The nursing finalists were chosen by a selection committee made up of four judges:in the building due to poor healthor personal preference. -Dr. Karen Drenkard, Executive Director of the American Nurses Credentialing Center -Lora Lacey-Haun, dean of the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Nursing“She tirelessly climbed three -Jill Kliethermes, CEO of the Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) and Missouri Nursesflights of stairs several times and Foundationgave superior care to our -Dr. Diane Twedell, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Austin Medical Centerresidents,” said Jeanne Fiddle-man, who handles the activities Read more about the Excellence in Nursing 2012 awards atprogramming for The Willows atBrooking Park. “Truly an angel!” for-An-Evening-of-Excellence-as-We-Honor-St-Louis-Most-Exceptional-Nurses Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips to Declutter 1) Declutter for 15 minutes every day. Rome wasn’t built in the day, and neither was your mountain of paper and data scatter. You’ll be surprised on how much you can get accomplished St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions taking a bit of time each day to tackle your clutter. provides home health services toseveral St. Andrew’s communities. 2) Gift everything. Books you’ve read can be recycled among your family friends or local library. Game systems can be donated or given away.Paula is the team leader onFridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 3) Get Digital. Photos, Children’s Artwork, Books, Documentsfor Brooking Park and TheWillows. 4) Yard Sale Time. That Ugly Sweater someone gave you, that collection of china you never liked, and other goodies can become someone else’s prized possession.Thank you Paula for your caring 5) Create Art. Old buttons can become vintage rings, bottle caps and wine corks can become anservice and your dedication toour residents! interesting piece of artwork with a little bit of time and supplies.For more on St. Andrew’s Senior Need more decluttering help? Brooking Park will have a Downsizing and Decluttering Seminar onSolutions, visit their website at April 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 orcall them them at (314) 126- For more details, email Susan Signorino at Connect with us online! Sign up for email updates!
  2. 2. UPCOMING EVENTS: OUR Connect to Our Mission By Ashley Turigliatto, Community Relations Manager BROOKING St. Andrew’s Derby Brunch, May 6 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PARK: Historic Hawken House Ranked One of the Best Wonderful food tastings from local culinary students. Traditional “Derby” dishes & of course we won’t forget the libations, like mint juleps! Local celebrity judges will bring excitement by choosing the best dish. Come dressed to impress in your best hat and Derby gear and Brooking Park received a enjoy the following: 5-star rating in the latest rankings published by U.S. -“Best Hat” & “Most Fun Hat” Prizes News & World Report’s -Family friendly activities, face painting, Horse petting area Best Nursing Homes 2012. -Auction, Music & Carriage rides -Tours of the historic Hawken House The rankings are based on health inspection results, Brunch tickets are $50. All proceeds benefit low income seniors served by the St. Andrew’s adequacy of nursing staff Charitable Foundation. and quality of medical Rummage Sale, May 16 care. Benefitting Tower Grove Manor’s Financial Assistance Program Tower Grove Manor 2710 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118 Interested in volunteering your time for an event? Contact Ashley Turigliatto at or email her at RETIRING ... Carole was a hairdresser at Signorino Recognized St. Paul’s Home for more than 29 years. Susan Signorino, MSW, a Senior Living Counselor Thank you Carole for your with Brooking Park in service all of these years! Chesterfield, MO, was selected as one of 10 Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers for Social A REMINDER ABOUT PRIVACY ... Work Today magazine. At St. Andrew’s, protecting the Susan’s role at Brooking information of the seniors we Park is in marketing and care for is important. admissions. Make sure you are careful with any type of information or materials that can be tied back to the residents or employees. For tips and strategies on how you can help protect resident and client information in your community, email Congratulations, Susan! Visit BrookingPark.orgHave sometthing positive to shout about? Sharing is caring. Contact Ameerah at to submit what’s going on with your community!