Monday, June 30, 2014

Job Opportunities

Join our team and reap the benefits of working in a supportive environment.  Logan Acres Senior Community has both part and full time dietary positions available in the Care Center.  Stop in today and fill out an application, this is a great opportunity to begin your new career.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Robin Beelman
Motivational Speaker to visit Logan Acres Senior Community

Robin Beelman has become part of the culture at Logan Acres Senior Community.  She began generously spending time with us by heading up our wildly successful benefit which is  a  Quarter Auction affectionately known as Pink Thursday.  She then began using her abilities to organize like minded groups of ladies to volunteer for special projects.  Robin has also offered her gifts by speaking during staff meetings to uplift and encourage by offering strategies to "Live Your Best Life".  Most recently, Robin has been using her creativity as part of the planning committee for the 10th Anniversary of Girls Night Out-Celebration of Women's Health which is a gathering of 250 women to take place on April 25th, 2014.  

This special lady has consistently beaten the odds to achieve phenomenal success in her life and business.  She dropped out of high school due to health problems, but obtained her GED just one month later.  She then left a career as a Massage Therapist to sell handbags - quickly ascending to Senior Executive Director with Thirty-One Gifts.  Today, Robin travels the country from her Ohio home to speak with audiences seeking her candid and entertaining advice on how to create a better life for themselves.

Robin is known for her enthusiasm, high energy and skill as a motivator and trainer and her strong message is contagious.Success is a choice that once committed to can be achieved!  A dynamic storyteller, Robin presents her ideas and thoughts in a conversational style using creative humor to impact her audience and effectively provide them with the belief skills needed to attain personal and professional success.

Robin has demonstrated by her own example, determination and hard work, that any goal can be achieved & we are once again looking forward to Robin inspiring us again tomorrow as she offers her encouraging words!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Educational Series

Join us for one or all of the following of our educational series in the new year. Light refreshments will be served at each seminar. 

January 16th at 6:30 at The Homestead (RSVP by January 14th)

  • The 10 Warning Signs by the Alzheimer's Association

    • Invaluable Information
    • This seminar is FREE and offers information and tips for dealing with memory loss
    • If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you the chance to plan for the future.
January 30th at 6:30 at The Homestead (RSVP by January 28th)

  • We Need To Talk by AARP

    • Family Conversations for Older Drivers
      • Get help finding the right words when you take the We Need to Talk seminar. Sponsored by AARP Driver Safety, this class guides families in determining when it's time for their loved ones to hang up the keys.  While knowing when the time is right can be hard, surveys show that more than half of older drivers whose family asked them to retire from driving said they listened to and followed the suggestions of others.
      • Invaluable Advice
      • This seminar is FREE and offers practical tips and advice on three main topics:
        • The Meaning of Driving-Find out what driving means to older adults and the emotions they may face when having to give it up.
        • Observing Driving Skills- Learn to observe your loved one's driving skills objectively and talk about alternatives to driving.
        • Planning Conversations-Discover how to have "the talk" while encouraging independence.  It's a difficult conversation to initiate, but with the right tools, you can really make a difference in the life of an older driver.
February 13th at 6:30 at The Homestead (RSVP by February 11th)

  • Living Wills, Power of Attorneys & More 
    •  Matt Chamberlain and Doug Smith from Smith, Smith, Montgomery & Chamberlain LLC
    • Learn from the experts
    • This seminar is FREE and offers information for planning for the future
    • Sample documents and  Q & A time
      • Questions can be emailed ahead of the seminar to ksherer@co.logan.oh.us





Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Golden Anniversary of Ed & Jewell Berry
 
The gift of marriage is celebrated yearly and one by one, the years pass and then as if by surprise…there it is…a Golden Anniversary.  All couples have a choice on how to spend those days that turn to years…whether by simply being busy or by being fruitful.  Clearly, Ed and Jewell Berry would be considered fruitful as they have offered much of their life together in the service of others.
This journey of 50 years began on November 3rd, 1963 in the parsonage of the Roundhead Methodist Church.  When I ponder this simple wedding ceremony in the autumn of the year, a sense of warmth and intimacy surrounds me. It is not difficult to imagine a young and in love Jewel & Ed stepping over the parsonage threshold to begin their new life, surrounded by the beauty of colorful fall leaves. They were then blessed to expand their family with 2 biological children 1 adopted. The doors to their home had well used hinges as they welcomed many with loving hospitality. Somehow, energy was also found to share their gifts and talents with a local 4H club.  As time progressed, this special couple opened their home to children that would benefit from their love and attention through foster care.  They tirelessly gave of their moments to nurture the least of these and as a testament to their character they remain involved in many of their lives.
Ed and Jewel continue in their endeavors of service as they tackle whatever needs done as volunteers at Logan Acres Senior Community.  They can be seen playing cards, assisting at parties, joining outings and so much more. They have baked cakes for staff and residents for birthday celebrations and visited the lonely in the hospital.  Their authenticity can be felt all.
Ed and Jewell continue to nurture long term relationships with friends and are quite involved in the Church of God in Bellefontaine.  They can be found with the Senior Saints, assisting with community events as well as preparing and serving some of the tastiest food in Logan County.
Ed and Jewell, we thank you for the example of marriage you have set before us and are grateful we are able to celebrate with you, these 50 years of marriage.

Friday, October 25, 2013

To Everything There is a Season



It has been about a month now since Gail Lirette retired from Logan Acres Senior Community and it still seems as if she will pop her head into an office or resident room any minute just to say "Good Morning". 

Gail  served Logan Acres  for 13 years with an official title of Director of Nutrition, but anyone that knows her is aware of the fact she used her time and energy to benefit not only the residents that chose to live here but the surrounding area as well. She generously made herself available to  civic organizations, such as the Kiwinis and Logan County Chamber Ambassadors to help strengthen the sense of community the residents of Bellefontaine enjoy.

Just one of her many notable accomplishments was being  a co-creator of  "Girls Night Out" in Logan County which will celebrate it's 10th anniversary in 2013.  She tirelessly offered her gifts and talents to this event in order to encourage and educate the women of Logan County and for this we are grateful.

Gail was and is a friend and  mentor to many.  By her example and intentional leading  in her career, not only at Logan Acres but previous employment, much has been learned and her legacy professionalism will continue.

While we miss her  expertise, quick witted sense of humor and ability to get the the heart of an issue in a flash, we are happy she is able to enjoy her hard earned leisure time.