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Feb 18
2017

Students and The Village at Heritage Point residents paint bowls

Residents of The Village at Heritage Point joined students at Brookhaven Elementary on Friday to forge new friendships and give back to the community. Village at Heritage Point brought about 10 residents to Brookhaven. They joined about 50 kids in the after-school program to paint bowls for Empty Bowls, with help from the WOW! Factory. Wilma Sternthal, executive director of The Village at Heritage Point, said the facility partnered wtih Brookhaven in the past and also donates homemade soup to Empty Bowl...
Jan 30
2017

The Village at Heritage Point provides support to Habitat for Humanity

The residents of The Village at Heritage Point, in conjunction with Suncrest United Methodist Church, are collecting cancelled postage stamps for Habit for Humanity. Among the stamps these groups are looking for are large commemorative stamps, small-sized stamps, and foreign stamps. These stamps are sold to stamp collectors and stamp dealers and the proceeds are then donated to support the construction of new homes for Habitat for Humanity. For more information regarding this stamp program, please call ...
Nov 24
2016

How to Keep Off Extra Pounds During the Holidays

By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue November 24, 2015 With the holidays right around the corner, your calendar is probably already filling up with friendly parties, formal dinners and family gatherings. All of that celebrating can take a toll on the body. Polls and scientific studies estimate that many Americans gain between one and five pounds during the holiday season. This wouldn’t be so bad, except that most of us won’t lose that weight over the next year. By the time we reach our fifties and beyond, ...
Jun 30
2016

Mon General’s Diabetes Prevention Program receives CDC recognition

Mon General Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program has achieved full recognition status from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program . Mon General’s Diabetes Prevention Program is one of two fully recognized programs in West Virginia, and the only one in Northcentral West Virginia.  The CDC based program is an evidence-based series of classes designed for people with prediabetes. These high-quality lifestyle change programs help participants re...
Mar 29
2016

Village at Heritage Point resident Isolene Michael turns 100 years old

Isolene Michael, a resident at The Village at Heritage Point, will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Wednesday, March 30.   Part of her secret to a long life is to stay active. She participates in a Tai Chi class every Tuesday and Thursday at The Village. While she can’t do all of the moves, she benefits from the moves she can do. It makes her feel better and helps with her balance and memory. Tai Chi is a traditional form of Chinese exercise.   Isolene has been a resident at The Village at...
Mar 23
2016

March 2016 Patient Experience Award Winner - Cayla McLaughlin

Congratulations to Village at Heritage Point employee Cayla McLaughlin for receiving the “Patient Experience Award” for the month of March. Executive Director Wilma Sternthal recognized Cayla at the Mon Health System Management Council meeting for the many extraordinary efforts she has done as a nursing assistant for our Suites residents. In a personal letter Wilma wrote to Cayla’s mother, she said “I wanted to take the time to let you know what a wonderful job you did raising Cayla. A lot of people mea...
Jan 28
2016

The Village at Heritage Point hosts Pepperoni Roll Contest

Residents of The Village at Heritage Point enjoyed an Edible Taste of West Virginia pepperoni roll contest. Six regional bakeries brought samples of their pepperoni rolls for the residents to sample and to judge. Each pepperoni roll was scored based upon taste of bread, texture of bread, taste of pepperoni, amount of bread vs. pepperoni and overall taste. Congratulations to Chico Bakery for winning the title of Mountaineer Country’s Best Pepperoni Roll.  
Jan 27
2016

How Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Backfire

What you or your parents can do so it doesn't happen By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue Some people protect themselves from the exorbitant out-of-pocket cost of long-term care (median annual price of a private room in a nursing home: $91,250, according to Genworth Financial ), by buying long-term care insurance policies. But here’s some stunning news: More than a third of people with long-term care policies at age 65 lapse their coverage before they die, forfeiting all benefits, a new Center for Retir...
Jan 13
2016

Chef Nader’s Shrimp Scampi over Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

Ingredients: 1 box angel hair pasta ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 to 2 pounds shrimp (approx. 21 – 25 shrimp per pound), peeled and deveined ½ tablespoon diced garlic (more or less to taste) ¼ cup white wine (Chablis) ¼ cup chicken stock Juice from one to two lemons (1 lemon per pound of shrimp) 1 tablespoon softened butter Fresh chopped parsley Salt and pepper to taste Fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional)   Angel Hair Pasta directions: Bring approx. 3 quarts water, ¼ cup ve...
Jan 6
2016

Living with Mom and Dad: A New Normal

A Pew study shows a rise in boomeranging despite the better economy By Sue Campbell for Next Avenue The economy is recovering and jobs are more plentiful, so your boomerang twentysomething is moving out, right? Wrong, according to a Pew Research Center analysis released last July. Based upon U.S. Census Bureau data, it shows more Millennials are now living with their parents than during the Great Recession. This is despite higher levels of employment for the 18 to 34 age bracket, and a slight increase i...

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