RIGGS MANOR CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

Riggs Manor celebrated its 20th Anniversary on November 16, 2018 with a special ceremony honoring Dr. Clyde Muse & Dr. George Ball. Riggs Manor would not be here today without the vision, dedication, and tenacity of these two individuals. Through their hard work and leadership, Dr. Muse and Dr. Ball served on the fundraising/steering committee ...
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WESLEY MEADOWS RESIDENTS TAKE AN ARK ADVENTURE

On Monday, October 9, 2018, twelve folks from Wesley Meadows Retirement Community headed out on an ARK ADVENTURE! The 7 residents, 2 staff members, 1 caregiver and 2 volunteers traveled all day by bus to Erlanger, Kentucky... located about 20 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. The group was led by Marsha Brasher (Executive Director) and Karen Hill (A...
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A NIGHT FOR A HAND UP

The Tupelo Lee County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the CREATE Foundation presented their second annual "A Night for a Hand Up" event November 19. Local charities submitted grants with the objective to help people who are trying to help themselves overcome their immediate problems, misfortunes and handicaps in order to have a better life an...
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CHONDA PIERCE EVENTS HELD TO BENEFIT CAMPUS CAMPAIGNS

  Thank you to all who joined us October 19th at the Landers Center in Southaven and October 20th at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center in Hattiesburg for the Chonda Pierce events. The Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) has noted Chonda Pierce as the Top-Selling Female Comedian in History! Chonda is also referred to as the "...
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WESLEY MANOR WELCOMES MARY KIM SMITH AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Methodist Senior Services is thrilled to welcome Mary Kim Smith to serve as the Executive Director at Wesley Manor. Formerly Mary Kim served as Executive Director for the Alzheimer's Association in Mississippi. She was responsible for the statewide operation and rebuilt the Chapter. Smith also owned a consulting firm where she traveled across Missi...
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2018 CHOICE COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY HOLLERAN CONSULTING

We are pleased and proud to announce that four MSS campuses have received national recognition from Holleran Consulting. Aldersgate, Flowers Manor, Martha Coker, and Wesley Manor have been named as Holleran Choice Community Award Winners for their exceptional Employee Engagement Survey results. Only fourteen organizations out of 750 of Holleran's c...
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ALDERSGATE HOSTS KOREAN WAR GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

On June 10, 2018, Aldersgate was proud to host Ms. Hannah Y. Kim, a Goodwill Ambassadress for the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation on her tour of Mississippi. Before becoming chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, Kim spearheaded legislation that in 2009 created a National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on July 27....
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FLY HIGH ROY

  What had started out as a great community activity for residents at Wesley Meadows, soon turned into an amazing tribute to a former resident.  This is the story of Baby Roy the Butterfly. Activity Director, Caroline Roeber had the idea to connect residents to nature's life cycle by providing a unique "watching party" where elders witnes...
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THE FIRST GREEN HOUSE HOMES TURN 15 YEARS OLD

"For thousands of years, elders have been held in high esteem and involved in the community," says Steve McAlilly, CEO of Mississippi Methodist Senior Services. As the world shifted and the role of elders changed, Steve sought a way to bring them back to a place of reverence and respect. 15 years ago, Steve courageously led the Board of Directors o...
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THE BLUEBIRDS OF SEASHORE HIGHLANDS

  In March of this year, I was invited out to share some information about our native Eastern Bluebird population with old and new friends residing at Seashore Highlands Retirement Community. The open landscape of the Seashore Highlands campus offers a wonderful habitat for bluebirds and several residents of the Villas already had bluebird box...
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HERE TO HELP IN PRACTICE

In June, Mary Thomas, Administrative Assistant at Traceway Retirement Community, came to me and she had just had a phone call from one of our new residents. The resident had gone to Nashville to visit her sister and she was coming home Sunday on the Greyhound bus. Her bus broke down in between Nashville and Memphis, and she spent several hours on t...
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WESLEY MEADOWS GREEN HOUSE® HOME CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Just about every day family members, spouses and friends contact Wesley Meadows Retirement Community in Hernando, Mississippi, about care for a loved one who is living with forgetfulness or some form of dementia. Wesley Meadows does not provide the specialized Assisted Living environment needed for such care. But this will all be changing soon. Chu...
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MARTHA COKER GREEN HOUSE HOMES DEDICATES NEW PAVILION

In 2008, when the Green Houses® were completed in Yazoo City, there was a very large lot between the Love House and the Luse House. This area was central to all of the Green Houses® and it just seemed like the perfect area for a gathering place for all of the elders, their families and staff. Over the years it has been a dream to build a pavilion o...
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TWO MSS SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIE RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR EXEMPLARY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SCORES FROM HOLLERAN

Holleran has recognized senior living communities for distinguished scores in employee and resident engagement studies conducted in 2017. Among those recognized for excellence in Employee Engagement were two Methodist Senior Services campuses: Aldersgate Retirement Community and Martha Coker Green House Homes. Holleran's national benchmark of Life ...
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TRINITY PLACE NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  Trinity Place Retirement Community is thrilled to announce the promotion of Craig Hill to Campus Executive Director as of February 2018. Craig joined the MSS family in June 2014 as the Administrator of Trinity Health Care where he has served until the time of his promotion. Craig has been serving as interim director for the last few months a...
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WESLEY MEADOWS HOLDS TEA TIME

  On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Wesley Meadows held a Tea Party to raise funds for the Wesley Meadows Green House® Capital Campaign. Jenny and Ginger Gartrell organized and hosted the party for Wesley Meadows. Both ladies were amazing and put on quite a show with a three course tea. Ginger prepared a variety of finger sandwiches for guests to...
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ALL IT TAKES IS 1 SONG TO BRING BACK 1,000 MEMORIES

Science has shown music has a way of invoking memory. It's been used to help people suffering from dementia reconnect to themselves and to their environment. The idea of using music in nursing homes took off after the debut in 2014 of Michael Rossato-Bennett's documentary, "Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory." The documentary showcased the w...
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CREATING A VILLAGE AT TURNER-DUVALL

Each Executive Director has a dream of how they want to serve the elders at their location. For several years I have wanted to make the inside of the center into a true village. Finally, my dream for the center is finally coming true! The village concept is simple. Each apartment will be painted to represent a regular house. Just like in real neigh...
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