Ten years ago, two friends, Anne Miller and Cheryl Brooks, sought to earn extra money to fund their children’s college education. Their idea was to help seniors with chores around the house and provide companionship, assistance running errands and help with daily living activities, like bathing and dressing. With no formal business strategy or plans for aggressive growth, the duo found themselves leading a million-dollar business several years after starting the venture. In early December of 2017, with all their children through college, they sold their business.
Q&A with Daniel Frost, Executive Director, Heather Glen Senior Living
What was your first job?
I tell people that my first job was assistant paperboy. My brother had a paper route, and I would help him deliver the papers. I also worked at the newspaper inserting the sales flyers into the newspapers. I later had my own paper routes from the age of 12. In high school I had three paper routes, worked at the Boy Scout camp in the summer and at a dairy store during my senior year of high school.
In many circles, we are often asked, “What’s your favorite verse?” or “What is your life verse?” In the biblical candy store of over 31,000 verses, it is hard to choose a favorite. Like the writer of Psalm 119, I love all the verses; they are all inspired and good. Besides, different verses ping in my heart at different times and under different circumstances. In choosing favorite verses, there is the unlikely but possible danger of devaluing the other verses.
Fellowship Manor, One Of Three In The Nation, Awarded Heart Failure Certification From The Joint Commission. Fellowship Community today announced that Fellowship Manor Nursing Care Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Heart Failure Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Fellowship Manor is one of only three independent skilled nursing centers in the nation to earn the prestigious designation.
As we age, daily cooking, cleaning, and upkeep requirements can create a lackluster lifestyle. Making a move to an independent living community may sound scary, but it can become a liberating experience. Aside from the benefits of downsizing, there are many positive reasons to reside in a senior retirement community, including improved socialization, increased safety, and personal enhancement opportunities, such as finding new hobbies or taking new educational classes.
Dental device helps overcome sleep apnea. Many people believe the hectic pace of today’s life is the reason for their lack of energy, sleepiness during the day, and the inability to focus or concentrate well. But is the stress of life really the culprit, or is there something else that has affected the health and well-being of millions of people without them realizing it? The “not so silent killer” of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be found in over a third of the population and has become a significant contributor to health issues such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, depression, and others.