The theme of the 2013 Concordia Lutheran Ministries calendar is "Faithful Caring Our Way of Life," and each month offers a picture of a resident/patient with one of our dedicated caregivers. We thought it would be fun to tell the stories behind the models, in a series we're calling Concordia Calendar Portraits.
Concordia at Ridgewood Place is featured for the month of September. Enjoy!
Florence Reaghard, the resident featured in the September calendar came to the Plum Borough Personal Care community three years ago from Rosedale, a community in the Penn Hills area. Her son, Rusty, chose this Concordia at Ridgewood Place because it is close to his home. He pays a visit to his mom every evening. It seems to be the perfect fit for Florence because she says she likes the people and, even at her age, prefers exercise to bingo!
Resident Care and Medical Aide Betty Hellings has worked at this location for the past 13 years. Her calling to help others drew her to Ridgewood. She and her husband live in nearby Holiday Park, Plum Borough. They have three children, two sons-in-law, four grandchildren, one great granddaughter, two dogs and one bird. This former drag-racer now reads and enjoys a walk in the park. Betty believes in being the best that she can in all that she does and resident Florence would be the first to attest to the fact that she has met her goal.
For more information or to schedule a visit to Concordia at Ridgewood Place, please contact the admissions director at 412-798-1855 or e-mail us here.