Resident Association President’s Message – September 2015

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The Board has suggested that I extend the Loving Care Fund series to include a section on the importance of donations to the two funds – the Loving Care Endowment and the Loving Care Funds.

Since 2001, the total donations to the Endowment Fund have amounted to almost $1.3 million. Although a large portion of these donations were contributed by outside organizations in the 2003-2005 period, many residents have compassionately contributed about $140,000. Similarly, residents, Board members, staff, families and friends of the Homes have contributed about $160,000 to the Loving Care Fund during the same 14 year period.

Honored Staff – 23, 25 and 26 Years of Memories at “The Homes”

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Maria Rivera, Administrator

Maria Rivera, Administrator

Maria English, CNA

Maria English, CNA

Rick Powers, Dir. of Environmental Svcs

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As we celebrate Florida Presbyterian Homes’ 60th year, we asked questions of three dedicated employees. This month we have responses from Rick Powers, Director of Environmental Services. Rick has been here 26 years. Maria English, Assisted Living, Certified Nursing Assistant has been an employee for 25 years. Maria Rivera, RN, Administrator, has been employed at FPH for 23 years. Thank you for your faithful commitment to many residents and to each other.

The History of Our Homes: Bower-Haines Apartments

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A three-story house once stood on the land behind Forrer-Bunker Manor. A residence was on its first floor, the second floor held guest rooms, and a large apartment was on the third floor. The basement was occupied by the Finance Office.

In 1988, this house was demolished, and a three-story apartment building was built in its place. It was called the “A” Building because Postal regulations had already designated Forrer-Bunker Manor as the “B” Building. So it remained until its dedication in 1997. It had experienced almost ten years of busy living without an honorary title.

Resident Association President’s Message – August 2015

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This is the third and final report in a three-part series about the Loving Care Endowment Fund and Loving Care Fund. The June report focused on the cascading of LCF funds into the Special Projects Fund as previously reported by Past President Ted Nelson in September 2011 edition of the Lake Hunter Herald. The July report was a summary history of the two Loving Care funds referenced from the Loving Care Fund Report by John Hehn, Executive Director and Patty Fekete, Chief Finance Officer, June 2008, updated August 30, 2011.

This month Patty Fekete has provided a summary of financial data regarding the Loving Care (LCF), Loving Care Endowment (LCEF) and the Capital Project Funds (SPF) for 14 years from 2001 through 2014. The summary provides extensive information about these funds.

Updated Drawings for McArthur Center Renovations

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Pleased to share the latest drawings for the McArthur Center renovation. It’s going to be so nice! Residents and staff are looking forward to improved gym, some exciting new equipment, prettier restrooms, food service and an ARNP on campus. We can try out some new programs and services before we build our large new wellness / community center a few years down the road.

McArthur Center

ARNP Clinic

Honored Staff – 32, 31 and 28 Years of Memories at “The Homes”

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We continue the 60th anniversary celebration and appreciation by asking for memories from some of our dedicated long time employees. These three have served many residents through the years.

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This month we spoke with:

• Linda Bryant – Accounting Supervisor who has been employed at FPH for 32 years.

• Diana McCourty – Head of Housekeeping who has been employed at FPH 31 years.

• Avis Powell – Nursing CNA who has been employed at FPH 28 years.

We ask them to remember their first day, a significant activity or day, or another memory. This is what they shared:

The History of Our Homes: Glenn W. Moore Center

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ChapelAs Florida Presbyterian Homes continued to grow, there was a definite need for a larger place for Christian Seniors to worship together. The residents had been using the Sun Room in Monte Johnson Manor for Sunday morning worship services and the Forrer-Bunker dining room for Sunday evening Vespers.

The view of Florida Presbyterian Homes from across Lake Hunter is dominated by its central building, the Glenn W. Moore Chapel and Center. It is fitting that this should be the visible symbol of a community founded and developed to keep the spirit of Jesus Christ at the center of its life. The seal of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is prominently displayed on the façade of the building. Florida Presbyterian Homes is related to the denomination through the Synod of South Atlantic.

The History of Our Homes: Irwin W. McArthur Center

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McArthur CenterAfter the Munn House was demolished in 1986, Florida Presbyterian Homes saw the need for a central meeting place to accommodate various activities. So in 1987 a house at 811 Lakeside Avenue was remodeled and named the Irwin W. McArthur Center, honoring Rev. Irwin W. McArthur, the second Executive Director of Florida Presbyterian Homes.

The entrance room became a visiting area and had a grand piano, comfortable inviting chairs and sofa. Another room became the Art Room. A huge central area was built for multi-purposes; some programs, like the Lake Hunter Fellowship, needed lots of space. Years later, that large room was divided; the back part became the exercise room with plenty of equipment to keep seniors in good shape physically. The other half of the room has been used for smaller meetings, parties, square dancing, woodcarving class, exercise classes, and other activities. A large kitchen was made available for meal preparations.

Resident Association President’s Message – July 2015

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This is a continuing report on the Loving Care Fund and Loving Care Endowment Fund from the June Lake Hunter Herald. The source of the following information is from the Loving Care Fund Report by John Hehn, Executive Director and Patty Fekete, Chief Finance Officer, June 2008, Updated-August 30, 2011:

“The first mention of the Loving Care Fund (LCF) is contained in the Executive Committee Minutes of February 17, 1975 which reported that:

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