Stories

Homeland resident Loretta Colestock: A life of love and service

Homeland resident Loretta Colestock: A life of love and service

  February 8, 2024

After 65 years of marriage, Loretta Colestock lost her husband to Alzheimer’s in 2015. It was a challenging time. In the years after his death, she got tired of rambling around alone in the house, but she also wanted to retain her independence. Loretta had heard about Homeland Center’s stellar…

Homeland senior prom brings sparkle to a winter’s day

Homeland senior prom brings sparkle to a winter’s day

  February 5, 2024

“Time to crown the king and queen!” Every prom needs a king and queen, and Carl Barna and Loretta Colestock entered like royalty – which they were! The first Homeland Masquerade Senior Prom was underway. Created by the Homeland Activities Department to brighten up a late January day, the prom…

Homeland Director of Emergency Preparedness and Purchasing Kelly English: A passionate steward

Homeland Director of Emergency Preparedness and Purchasing Kelly English: A passionate steward

  February 1, 2024

When buying Homeland equipment — from large purchases down to the right chair a resident needs to live and move comfortably — Kelly English makes one thing clear. “I will never sacrifice quality to get a better price for something,” he said. “I’m never going to skimp on quality just…

Homeland’s Founding Churches and Visionary Women Featured in 2024 Lottery Calendar

Homeland’s Founding Churches and Visionary Women Featured in 2024 Lottery Calendar

  January 19, 2024

More than 156 years ago, nine churches and 18 women came together to find a way to meet the growing humanitarian needs in our community after the Civil War. Their work made history and led to the creation of the “Society for the Home for the Friendless” which is now…

Homeland Center and Homeland at Home Earn Deficiency-Free Survey Results from Pennsylvania Department of Health

Homeland Center and Homeland at Home Earn Deficiency-Free Survey Results from Pennsylvania Department of Health

  January 16, 2024

Homeland Center and Homeland at Home, which provides a full continuum of services to care for residents, patients and clients, has earned deficiency-free survey results across all five of its care services based on routine annual examination by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and…

Artist Margo Konetski: Tapping into creativity

Artist Margo Konetski: Tapping into creativity

  December 21, 2023

Margo Konetski didn’t initially think of herself as an artist, but as a child, “everything had doodles on it.” Teachers would chide her for being inattentive, but now, she knows doodlers absorb learning better. “The creativity part of our brains,” she said, “is not used enough.” Margo is the latest…