Category: Mission Moments

Training Compassionate Community Members

March 12, 2019

Imagine a woman who worked as a real estate agent all her life and sported crisp business suits every day as she moved about the community, meeting with clients and showing them homes. Now imagine that same woman is an older adult living with dementia. She does not know that she is no longer a […]

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Wellness Tips from Our On-Site Physician

February 12, 2019

Dr. Suzanne Jorey is familiar with the care of older adults, and she says one key factor in wellness is interacting with others. It can bring benefits that range from better nutrition to keeping the mind active and engaged. Our residents count on Dr. Jorey to help keep them healthy. She has joined our team […]

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Bidding Farewell to a Compassionate Employee

January 23, 2019

Throughout Carol Baj’s career, the consistent answer to the varied questions residents asked her was “Yes.” “Can I get a ride to the nursing home to visit my wife?” Yes. “I’m ready to leave the hospital today. Can the van pick me up?” Yes. Carol’s goal each and every day for the past 22 years […]

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Friendship ‘Gift from Heaven’ for This Pair

January 8, 2019
Ann Togneri gardens at Glemeadow with her friend Beth Young.

When Ann Togneri moved to Longmeadow in 2001, the once hospital pharmacist shifted her focus to caring for her husband and daughter, both of whom struggled with medical problems. “I didn’t make good friends because I was needed at home,” Ann remembers. Beth Young lived and breathed her work as a reading specialist for the […]

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