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Longwood at Oakmont’s Stephen Ministries Program Continues to Aid Residents Experiencing Difficulties in Life

Trained Stephen Ministers from retirement community continue to reach out to the pastoral needs of residents

For more than 10 years,  The Stephen Ministries has been a part of Longwood at Oakmont, a Presbyterian SeniorCare Continuing Care  Retirement Community in Plum.  Since 2002, a team of Longwood at Oakmont’s residents have been trained and equipped to provide quality Christian one-on-one care to individuals in the community who are experiencing life difficulties — including the loss of loved ones, health issues, or lack of mobility; transitions such as moving from their old homes to Longwood at Oakmont, relocation within Longwood at Oakmont and adjusting to their new environment; terminal illness, loneliness, spiritual crisis, illness, hospitalization, and many more personal matters.

Founded in 1975 by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Haugk, Ph.D., a pastor and clinical psychologist, The Stephen Ministries is a trans-denominational care giving ministry headquartered in St. Louis.  There are 11,631 congregations or other organizations, representing 165 denominations, enrolled in the program across the United States and Canada — with an additional 24 countries with The Stephen Ministries’ congregations.

Approximately 600,000 people have been trained as a Stephen Minister in their church or organization. Before commissioning, Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training in Christian care giving skills. Continue Reading

Longwood at Oakmont Hosting Veterans Day Celebratory Supplies Drive and Exhibit

Longwood at Oakmont Hosting Veterans Day Celebratory Supplies Drive and Exhibit

Senior living community partners with Oakmont Library and Military Connections to commemorate veterans and raise awareness for on-going military support WHO: Greater Pittsburgh area residents Lindsay Coulter, Senior Sales Coordinator at Longwood at Oakmont Jack Bogut, Pittsburgh radio personality WHAT: Longwood at Oakmont, a Presbyterian Senior Care Continuing Care Retirement Community in Plum, will have… Continue Reading

Longwood at Oakmont Hosts Senior Care Service Summit

LeadingAge PA CEO Ron Barth to speak about the senior care services available to the Allegheny County community. WHO: Greater Pittsburgh area residents Lindsay Coulter, Senior Sales Coordinator at Longwood at Oakmont Ron Barth, CEO, LeadingAge PA WHAT: Evidence shows that 60 percent of Pennslyvanians will need some type of senior services in the future.… Continue Reading

Senior Living Community Hosts Furry Friends Festival

Longwood at Oakmont Hosts Furry Friends Festival to Raise Money for Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center WHO: Greater Pittsburgh area residents Lindsay Coulter, Senior Sales Coordinator at Longwood at Oakmont Joe Orsino Jr., Mr. O’s Obedience Training Dr. Sarah Lavery, Pet Bakery of Oakmont Ann Yeager, Animal Rescue League Mary Sieber, Chums Canine… Continue Reading

Longwood at Oakmont Raises Awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. Len Lecci

Greater Pittsburgh area residents are enlightened about memory diseases and early warning signs To raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Disease, Longwood at Oakmont, a Presbyterian SeniorCare Continuing Care Retirement Community in Plum, recently hosted Dr. Len Lecci, Director of Clinical Services at MARS Memory Health Network, for a seminar entitled, “Understanding Alzheimer’s.” During the educational seminar, approximately… Continue Reading

Gardening Tips for First Time Gardeners

Gardening Tips for First Time Gardeners

With gardening season just beginning in the greater Pittsburgh area, Longwood at Oakmont resident gardeners are planning out their season and preparing their seedlings to make the transition to the community’s garden beds. Recently, the senior living community’s Garden Committee met to divvy up the 48 raised (4’ x 8’) beds between approximately 30 families/residents… Continue Reading

Hydration and Healthy Living for Seniors

Hydration and Healthy Living for Seniors

With warmer weather on its way, Chelsea McCullough, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Longwood at Oakmont recently provided residents with tips on hydration and healthy living as a part of the community’s celebration of National Nutrition Month. To kick off the month-long educational activities, McCullough presented a seminar discussing the benefits of staying hydrated especially during… Continue Reading