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Broadmead appoints first Vice President for Sustainability

By Jackie Mintz

The position of Vice President for Sustainability was created by the Board of Trustees to enable Broadmead to further implement its sustainability initiatives. Having adopted a sustainability policy in 2015 and commissioned an assessment report by an outside consultant in 2016, the Board concluded in early 2022 that the programs and goals set forth in that report were not being advanced at a satisfactory pace and that to move the programs forward, there needed to be one person focusing exclusively on environmental issues, a person “who would wake up every day with those goals uppermost on his/her mind.” Furthermore, the position needed to be at the level of a vice president to enable that person to have direct access to the Board and also to interact with all departments at Broadmead.

Broadmead appoints first Vice President for Sustainability
Broadmead renews connection with Friends School

By Willy Sydnor

When she was asked how gatherings between Broadmead and students from Friends School of Baltimore came about, Joanne Tetrault, Spiritual Care & Volunteer Coordinator, said many residents had expressed a desire to make connections with others and get to know each other better. Joanne added that she was aware of the history between Broadmead and Friends School. In recent years, this took the form of an activity in which students wrote minibiographies of residents with whom they had spent time.

Broadmead renews connection with Friends School
Broadmead Announces Achievement of SAGECare Credential

Broadmead is honored to announce that our community has achieved Platinum level certification for LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training through SAGECare, an organization dedicated to providing competency training and consulting on LGBTQ+ aging-related issues to service providers. A community-wide celebration including residents and staff was held on June 28th, 2022 to commemorate the momentous occasion.

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Introducing Broadmead's New Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Amera Bilal, MA, APTD

Broadmead is pleased to introduce Amera Bilal, MA, APTD, as our new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this position, Amera will be working collaboratively across Broadmead to increase DE&I metrics in our resident population, community outreach efforts, and workforce.

Introducing Broadmead's New Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Amera Bilal, MA, APTD
Aggie Merrick at AVAM

By Willy Sydnor

One of Broadmead’s gifted artists is being celebrated at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in its new exhibit “Abundance: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right,” which opened October 8 and runs until September 3, 2023.

Aggie Merrick at AVAM
Hambledune Marker Goes Home

By Carolyn Adams

A marble marker with “HAMBLEDUNE” carved into it was recovered from the exterior of Holly House during recent construction. “When I saw it, I knew it must have some significance and should be saved,” said Steve Alcarese, Broadmead’s electrician. “I researched the internet and found it was the name of an old estate on Bellona Avenue owned by the Hambleton family.”

Hambledune Marker Goes Home
Whiffenpoofs Sing at Broadmead

By Marsha Howes

Serendipitously, Broadmead received a visit this autumn from the Whiffenpoofs, the storied singing group from Yale College. Formed in 1909, it is the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the country and counts Cole Porter among its illustrious alumni.

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Sustainability at Broadmead

By Marsha Howes

Sustainability is defined as meeting current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It is frequently linked to climate change, which can cause extreme weather, floods, and drought and alter the lifecycles of plants and animals. Climate change is a global phenomenon, one that people may feel helpless to impact. At the local level, however, an organization can make a difference by instituting sustainability policies.

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Life Plan Communities Can Help Seniors Overcome Obstacles to Physical Activity

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In the upper half of the country, summertime presents many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. While such physical activity has an array of health benefits for seniors, many people become increasingly inactive as they age, often as the result of chronic conditions or mobility limitations. In fact, according to the CDC, by the age of 75, about one in three men and one in two women engage in no physical activity, though it is recommended that people 65 and older get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity.

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Broadmead Arts Council plans acquisitions

By Ross Jones

With two large art exhibitions under its belt and another lined up for January 2023, the Broadmead Arts Council has turned its attention to the acquisition of art for the Broadmead Collection, a permanent art collection for the community. Ultimately, the art will be displayed in various locations in the Community Center and the Hillside Homes.

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The Best of Both Worlds: A Smaller Life Plan Community Unit Can Be a Big Win

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In our “super-sized” world, we have been conditioned to want the biggest piece of pie, the biggest vehicle, and of course the biggest home. We’ve been taught that such grandiosity is a sign of prosperity and success. But is bigger always better when it comes to senior living residences? Could a smaller independent living unit actually be the preferable option?

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Old and New Shop reopens

By Pat van den Beemt

The Old and New Shop officially opened at 12:30 p.m. on May 9 and had its first sale at 12:31. Karen Willig bought two necklaces that she had had her eye on since she stopped by to see the store as it geared up for opening day. By 12:35, there was a line waiting to reach the cash register. People bought everything from a frying pan, wooden trivets, and crystal cordial glasses, to greeting cards, a new cotton nightgown, and a coffee table book on Ireland. The shop took in $700 that afternoon.

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BRA contributes to Broadmead art and tree inventory

By Jack Griffith

On April 25, the Broadmead Residents' Association presented two checks to Robin Somers, Broadmead CEO. The first, in the amount of $5,000, was a gift from the residents to the Broadmead Arts Council. Recently formed, the council will acquire art for a permanent "Broadmead Collection" of art to display to residents, staff, and the public. The council will also present curated art exhibits, such as the recent "Broadmead Collects" show and the current display by Herman Maril, Baltimore native and American modernist (1908–1986). Arts Council members include residents and representatives of the administration. Jackie Mintz and Ross Jones are the co-chairs. The check was presented by BRA First Vice President Kathryn Shelton.

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The Apiary Expands

By Pat van den Beemt

A Monkton man made a honey of an offer to Broadmead’s beekeepers. Stan Dorman, who owns 55 acres in Monkton called River Bend Farm, donated four bee hives and lots of beekeeping equipment to help Broadmead’s apiary grow. Dorman had raised bees on and off for years, but four years ago mites destroyed his entire colony, and he called it quits.

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6 Ways a Life Plan Community Simplifies Independent Living Residents’ Lives

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One of the many reasons that people look forward to retirement is the opportunity to relax. It’s a time that should be about enjoying life, unencumbered by work, major responsibilities, and schedules. And for those who opt to move to a senior living community, such as a Life Plan Community (also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC), that simplified life is even easier to embrace. Here are just a few of the ways that a Life Plan Community offers a carefree lifestyle to their independent living residents and helps make those retirees’ lives easier.

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Tim Williams Named Employee of the Year

By Ann Hunter

Congratulations to Tim Williams, Broadmead's 2021 Employee of the Year!

As Broadmead’s Employee of the Year, Tim was awarded $1,000, a one-of-a-kind polo shirt, flowers, a goody bag, a trophy, and a banner. Tim says he is overwhelmed by the honor because “I don’t expect to be acknowledged for what I do. I enjoy my work and strive to do my best every day. I just want to make everyone happy—employees and residents.” He says that he is very comfortable at Broadmead and would like to work here forever.

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Friends Connect, now even more closely

By Pat van den Beemt

Eleanor Mayblum and Abby Salami get together Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Sometimes they watch old movies. Other times they sit and talk about Eleanor's children and grandchildren. Abby frequently reaches out and holds Eleanor's hand. It’s not an unusual scene at Broadmead, where friendships blossom, but Eleanor and Abby's bond had its beginnings with Friends Connect (formerly Friends Circle). Abby is Eleanor's personal assistant, who goes to Taylor twice a week to help Eleanor any way she can. "She likes to be with me and I like to be with her," Eleanor said. "I'm always happy to see her. She's my friend." Abby agrees. "She looks forward to my smile," Abby said.

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Herman Maril exhibit to open in South Hall

By Jackie Mintz

The long-awaited exhibit of works by Herman Maril (1908-1986) comes to Broadmead’s South Hall on May 1. Maril, an acclaimed modernist painter with a national reputation, was born and raised in Baltimore. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts (now MICA) and taught at the University of Maryland for over 30 years. His subjects range from urban landscapes to coastal seascapes. Many of the landscapes are of his beloved Cape Cod, where he spent summers with his family, but Maril remained rooted to Baltimore. He once said, "Living in Baltimore offers a type of serenity to me."

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Broadmead welcomes first paid interns

By Ann Hunter

Under the trees in the summer of 2020, Cluster C residents discussed ways to improve diversity at Broadmead. Their initial idea of offering administrative internships to local college students of color interested in a career in a continuing care retirement community was fleshed out in a meeting with Jennifer Maraña, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and CEO Robin Somers and has now become a reality.

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"I'm Not Ready Yet": Younger Can Be Better for a Life Plan Community Move

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We’ve covered two common reasons people delay a move to a Life Plan retirement community (also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC) or other senior living community: putting off downsizing and having to decide what goes in the “Keep” pile, and concerns around affordability and the fear of running out of money. But another common refrain we hear from people who say they aren’t yet ready to make a Life Plan Community move is that they feel that they are “not old enough” to live in a Life Plan Community.

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"I'm Not Ready Yet": The Cost of Peace of Mind

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Many seniors worked hard for their entire adult life and diligently saved for retirement. They paid off their home mortgage to reduce their monthly expenses as well as boost their assets. But transitioning from the wealth accumulation and planning phases of retirement planning to the distribution phase — spending that money you saved — can create anxiety for some.

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Broadmead has a new fitness instructor

By Kathleen Truelove

Rebecca Marinova (pronounced "marie-nova"), Broadmead’s new Wellness Coordinator, comes to Broadmead from Copper Ridge. She is a native of Columbia, MD, where she played soccer and lacrosse and ran track at Long Reach High School. She is proud that her soccer team was the first at Long Reach to win the regional state championship. At Towson University, she played club soccer and intramural coed soccer.

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National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners recognizes Broadmead with Certified Memory Care Neighborhood Commendation

Broadmead is proud to announce it has been awarded the Certified Memory Care Neighborhood Commendation upon its stellar achievement to advance memory care for the residents it serves by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, located in Sparta NJ. Broadmead is the first organization in the country to receive this stellar commendation.

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Broadmead’s Trustees focus on residents and employees

By Alice Cherbonnier

Broadmead, Inc., like other nonprofit organizations, is governed by a Board of Trustees whose fiduciary duties include providing legal, financial, and mission oversight. Boards may also serve in other capacities in support of the administration, such as strategic planning, fundraising, investing, and performing assessments to ensure quality and stability. A board does not engage in day-to-day operations, which are the province of the CEO, the board’s only employee. Simply put, a nonprofit board oversees, but the CEO executes. In these ways, all nonprofits function similarly.

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Life Plan Services and Amenities Include Many Attractive Perks

By Ross Jones

There are a variety of different reasons that people choose to move to a Life Plan Community (also called a continuing care retirement community or CCRC). For many people, one of the biggest draws of a Life Plan Community is the on-site access to a full continuum of care services, should a resident need them. But another highly appealing perk of moving to a Life Plan Community is the wide array of services and amenities available to residents.

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Art exhibits return to Broadmead

By Ross Jones

“Broadmead Collects” is a diverse exhibition of paintings and photographs from the personal collections of 30 residents. It is scheduled to open in this month in the Community Center’s main reception area, now called South Hall.

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Sew & So has a new home

By Willy Sydnor

When most everything else was closed down on the Broadmead campus due to the pandemic, one thing that continued was Sew & So, one of the oldest resident organizations at Broadmead. Although the volunteer group wasn’t in full swing, one could still get hems taken up or let down, or seams repaired. The primary seamstress during the shutdown was Gwyn Sirota, who managed to make over $300 for the BRA.

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Life Plan Communities Offer Comfortable Options for the Introvert and Extrovert

By Brad Breeding | MyLifeSite

Did you ever take a Myers-Briggs personality test? If so, you found out where you are on the spectrum between the introvert or extrovert personality type. The principles used to create this introvert/extrovert preference within the test are based on the work of renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung. In some ways, it is a useful piece of information to know about yourself — or others — as it is a window into how people interact with others.

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Broadmead Leaders Earn Prestigious Awards

Robin Somers, Broadmead’s CEO will be one of several individuals honored with the Baltimore Business Journal’s Leaders in Health Care Award on Thursday, December 9th. The Leaders in Health Care Award recognizes individuals who are committed to improving care, educating the public or working on cutting-edge health care technology that helps develop the profession and leaves a lasting impact on the community.

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Everyone pitched in to make Tent Week a success

By Kathleen Truelove

The idea for “Tent Week,” or a Fall Festival, originated with Robin Somers, CEO. The primary goal was to have residents meet and socialize with each other, and especially to have Hillside Homes residents and cluster residents become better acquainted.

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Resident Advisory Committee Bringing New Art to Broadmead

By Ross Jones

Residents, staff, and all who enjoy seeing and learning about the visual arts are in for a treat. A long-imagined program to revitalize art collections and exhibitions at Broadmead began to take shape months ago when a small committee of residents, now called the Art Advisory Committee, realized that nearly all of the art then hanging in the Broadmead Center would be removed and stored during the Master Plan’s extensive period of construction and renovation. The Art Advisory Committee saw it as the perfect time to assess each piece of art on the Center’s walls.

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What Can Residents Expect from the Grounds Team?

Excerpt by Kathleen Truelove

Horticulturist and Grounds Manager Linnette Kanitz sees her job as that of facilitator between residents and the Broadmead administration in matters of grounds and gardens. She has a degree in horticulture from Michigan State University, with a concentration in landscape design/construction build. She says she puts her heart into making people feel comfortable where they live.

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Reflections from Broadmead’s Summer Intern

Throughout the summer, Sheila Nalwoga, a rising senior at Penn State, assisted Broadmead’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with building content for a diversity brochure, reaching out to diverse professional organizations, and updating our current outreach plan to better communicate Broadmead’s resources and offerings to communities of color.

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How Broadmead Simplifies Resident Engagement with Caremerge

Courtesy of Caremerge

A life enrichment program can be the core differentiating feature of a senior living community. When older adults choose to move into a community, they look forward to expanded opportunities to connect with new people and explore new interests.

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Newcomers Join BRA Board of Directors

By Kathleen Truelove

Several residents who arrived at Broadmead within the past year have been elected to positions on the BRA Board of Directors. This is surely an indication of how well recent arrivals are not just moving to a new residence, but joining the community.

Marsha Howes will become the second vice president. The York resident said that moving did not feel like a huge transition, since she and Bill Hakkarinen, her husband, had lived in the area for 30 years. Marsha has enjoyed walking all over the campus, taking photographs along the way, which she has shared on the resident listserv. She joined the BRA Board, she said, because she wanted to be involved in the community.

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Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead: Resident Voices

By Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, MEd, PhD, Broadmead Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Broadmead's commitment to diversity has been ingrained since its founding as a Quaker-values based continuing care retirement community; yet Broadmead has become more intentional with its focus on diversity and inclusion over the last several years.

During two recent panel discussions on Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead, we highlighted the stories of current residents and provided a space to connect with prospective residents. Current residents shared an array of experiences prior to living at Broadmead and discussed what it was like living in a community that valued diversity and inclusion.

During two recent panel discussions on Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead, we highlighted the stories of current residents and provided a space to connect with prospective residents. Current residents shared an array of experiences prior to living at Broadmead and discussed what it was like living in a community that valued diversity and inclusion.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, John & Linda Mattingly

By Willy Sydnor

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Kenneth & Nancy Klueh

By Jackie Mintz

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Fred Hinze

Although a native of Brooklyn, NY, Fred Hinze has no telltale accent. He attributes that to his German father and his English major mother. Fred graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in economics and earned an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. When military service beckoned, Fred chose to do alternative service at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Towson. He says he was first treated like an Army private, helping with billing. To his surprise, this turned into a career as he rose to become Vice President of Finance, retiring in 1996. A late career pleasure was working to attract stand-alone community-based mental health programs to the Sheppard Pratt Health System.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Bob Goren & Nancy Moore

By Jackie Mintz

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Victor Fisher

Victor Fisher credits his attendance at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, with providing discipline and stimulating his intellectual curiosity, both traits essential to his academic career in anthropology and archaeology. After receiving a B.A. in philosophy from Bucknell in 1957, he pursued graduate study at Penn State in sociology and obtained a Ph.D. in anthropology from Union Institute & University in 2002.

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New Dining Facilities Take Shape

By Ed Hirschmann and Jackie Mintz

For Broadmead residents who have been waiting, the completion of the dining room facilities is in sight. By the end of May, construction in the new Bistro should be completed, and the renovated and enlarged Holly Terrace will follow, according to George Pattee, Director of Capital Projects and Master Planning. At some point in the coming year, after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, Broadmead residents will be able to belly up to the bar at the Bistro, and residents will be dining together in the Holly Terrace.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Maryann & Jack Busse

By Jackie Mintz

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Alice Cherbonnier & Sumner Clarren

By Jackie Mintz

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Esther Tanui, RN, MSN, as Director of Assisted Living

Esther Tanui, RN, MSN, the new Director of Assisted Living, will have responsibility for both Taylor and Darlington, which is the recently opened assisted living dementia unit. She comes to Broadmead from an assisted living center in Towson, where she was Director of Nursing for a 23-resident memory care unit. That experience made Broadmead a logical next step.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Nelson & Roslyn Hyman

By Elsa Collins

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Martin and Marnie Pilachowski

By Kathleen Truelove

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Ann Hill

By Willy Sydnor

Born and brought up in Mississippi, Ann Hill went to college in Colorado. She met her future husband, David, at the University of Colorado, where she was an English major and he was studying geophysics. Ann’s parents had also met in Colorado when her father was attending the Colorado School of Mines.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Leslie Glickman

By Jackie Mintz

Leslie Glickman’s life has been deeply shaped by her work and experience as a physical therapist. Starting out as a clinician at the Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital, she specialized in rehabilitation with adults and children. She eventually moved from clinical work into teaching and management.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Trevor & Fay Sewell

By Dosia Laeyendecker

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Introducing Jennifer Schilpp, Broadmead’s New Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Broadmead is pleased to announce that Jennifer Schilpp has joined our community as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In her new role, Jennifer will be responsible for all financial, accounting and information technology aspects of the Broadmead community, including payroll, asset and investment management, budgeting and forecasting, capital/debt management, insurance risk management, as well as holding a key role in strategic and master planning.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Susan O’Connor

By Elsa Collins

Susan O’Connor is accustomed to moving. Raised in West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina, she graduated from Towson High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, and earned a master’s degree in English from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Frederick & Patricia Yardley

By Elsa Collins

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Residents Active as Volunteers

By Gwen Marable

Broadmead has a history of voluntarism. At one time, residents worked in the Outpatient Department and read menus and poured water for patients on Hallowell. Sara Moore, Volunteer Coordinator, reports that in 2020 a total of 2,263 hours were donated by 166 volunteers, of whom 30 were residents. Other volunteers came from all over the county and various local communities. These activities represent only a fraction of the volunteer activities that residents are engaged in outside of Broadmead.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Carolyn Riefle

Born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park, Carolyn Riefle attended Hood College, which she loved, and majored in education. After graduation she taught early childhood education: pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Marsha Howes & William Hakkarinen
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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Jen Hobbins

Jen Hobbins grew up on a farm north of Broadmead. She attended Pembroke College in Providence, RI (now merged with Brown University), but transferred after two years to the University of Pennsylvania because of its innovative teaching preparation for those wanting to teach in an urban setting. This experience enabled Jen to lead a Head Start Center in Washington, DC, where she met and fell in love with Tom Hobbins, a physician at the National Institutes of Health.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Elizabeth Iacovone Legenhausen

Elizabeth “Betty” Legenhausen’s life has been devoted to education. She began her professional career by teaching elementary grades in New York, Rhode Island, Maine, and Maryland.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, John Griffith & Hazel Bowman-Griffith
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7 Common Drugs That Are Toxic for Your Brain

By Leslie Kernisan, MD for Next Avenue

Want to keep your brain — or the brain of someone you love — as healthy as possible?

Of course you do. So you've been learning about what to do: what kind of physical exercise to try, what kind of brain games to play, what kinds of foods to eat, what kinds of supplements to take, what kind of sleep to get.

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The Best Exercises for Introverts and Extroverts

By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue

The ability to stick with an exercise program largely lies in finding an activity you enjoy.

Extroverts and introverts each find happiness in different approaches. Forcing yourself into a workout that makes you uncomfortable isn't likely to lead to success.

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What I Learned During a Year Without a Dog

By Barbara Twardowski for Next Avenue

Unloading the dishwasher, I dropped a plastic cup and watched it roll across the floor. For a moment, I expected our golden retriever, Teddy, to come bouncing into the kitchen, grab the cup and challenge me to a game of chase. He didn't.

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Remembering the Wit of Erma Bombeck

By Richard Harris for Next Avenue

Even at 9-years-old, Margaret (Peggy) and Allison Engel were avid newspaper readers. Each morning, the twin sisters from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, would spread the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the floor and devour the comics together — so neither could get a jump on the other.

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Why Smart People Fall for Investment Scams

By Tom Ajamie and Bruce Kelly for Next Avenue

There are many reasons why we fall for investment scams. As we understand and realize these factors, we are less likely to fall prey to investment scamsters — who we call "financial serial killers."

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The 15 Songs That Defined the Boomer Generation

By Doug Bradley for Next Avenue

We each have our own life soundtrack, especially those of us who grew up in the heyday of rock 'n' roll. Mine is heavily influenced by growing up in 1950s Philadelphia with an older brother (not a boomer) who sang with street-corner doo-wop groups and danced on American Bandstand.

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Fiftysomething Diet: Is Canola Oil Safe?

By Maureen Callahan for Next Avenue

The American Heart Association recommends cooking with oils like canola because they are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, the kind that don't clog arteries. Home cooks prize canola oil for its neutral flavor, making it a versatile choice for everything from baking to pan frying.

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Martin Trueblood and the Original Master Plan

By Jackie Mintz

Broadmead's first Executive Director, Martin Trueblood, who oversaw the creation and building of the Broadmead Retirement Community, died on April 13, 2020, at the age of 94. Hired in 1976, he presided over the construction of the community and its formative first years.

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Broadmead to Create Centers of Excellence in Dementia Care and Health & Wellness

Broadmead, a Life Plan Community in Cockeysville, and Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC, have reached an agreement to develop, with Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists, centers of excellence in two critical areas of aging services: dementia care, and health and wellness. The creation of these centers of excellence is a natural extension of the excellence of care Broadmead has provided for the past 36 years.

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Introducing Broadmead's New Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, MEd, PhD

Broadmead is pleased to introduce Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, MEd, PhD, our new Director of Diversity and Inclusion! In this position – which is new to Broadmead – Jennifer will develop and implement new programs and strategies designed to build a more inclusive community and expand programs to a broader, culturally diverse population of older adults.

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Introducing Jennifer Schilpp, Broadmead’s New Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Broadmead is pleased to announce that Jennifer Schilpp has joined our community as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In her new role, Jennifer will be responsible for all financial, accounting and information technology aspects of the Broadmead community, including payroll, asset and investment management, budgeting and forecasting, capital/debt management, insurance risk management, as well as holding a key role in strategic and master planning.

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Introducing Yolanda Johnson, Broadmead's New VP of Human Resources

Broadmead is pleased to introduce our new Vice President of Human Resources, Yolanda Johnson! Yolanda comes to Broadmead with a wealth of experience in both human resources and Life Care (CCRC) administration. Transitioning to Broadmead from a large, multi-site senior living organization, Yolanda is excited to now have the opportunity to play a larger role in developing the future of the community as a whole.

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