Seniors at Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor Graduate from PEER
Posted Date: 8/2/2012
Meadowbrook, PA—August 2, 2012—Ten residents at Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor recently celebrated their graduation from the PEER (Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents) Program, which trains residents at long-term care facilities to serve as advocates that enhance the quality of care and life for their peers, by working with both the staff and their fellow residents.
The group, composed entirely of septuagenarians and octogenarians, participated in five two-hour training sessions that gave them the education and tools they need to support their fellow residents. Graduates were presented with a diploma, starfish pin, door sign, PEER shirt, and an engraved name badge—all part of the PEER uniform—by Kate Willson, an ombudsman for the Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services.
Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor is one of only four PEER-participating facilities in Montgomery County, and is located at 1616 Huntingdon Pike in Meadowbrook.
About Holy Redeemer Health System
With an emphasis on providing a continuum of care, Holy Redeemer Health System remains true to the mission to care, comfort and heal that its sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, began in our region in 1924 – to provide high quality, compassionate care. Today, Holy Redeemer offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, two skilled nursing facilities, personal care, a retirement community, low-income housing, an active living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. With corporate offices in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Holy Redeemer Health System is a Catholic healthcare provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania and 12 counties in New Jersey, from Union County south to Cape May County.