Stories

Homeland receptionist Kristen Tate: Giving with love

Homeland receptionist Kristen Tate: Giving with love

  June 27, 2023

When Kristen Tate accepted a part-time job as a Homeland receptionist in August 2022, she loved it so much that she wished it could be full-time. Two months later, a full-time position opened. Now, Kristen is the friendly voice and smiling face greeting family, staff, and visitors from 6 a.m….

Homeland resident Margie Welby: Seeing the world and raising a family

Homeland resident Margie Welby: Seeing the world and raising a family

  June 21, 2023

Just back from living in Germany and Japan, where her father was stationed, 16-year-old Marjorie Welby and her family in the late 1950s moved to her dad’s new posting: Fort Dix in New Jersey. One day when Margie was working in the post-exchange men’s department, a young soldier asked for…

Afternoon Tea Party Fit for Royalty

Afternoon Tea Party Fit for Royalty

  June 16, 2023

Afternoon tea is a quintessential English custom and fashionable social event. It is a time to pause in the afternoon for refreshments, petite sandwiches, desserts and conversation with friends. Homeland Center residents recently donned handmade fascinators or boutonnieres for a special tea party hosted by Homeland Center’s Board of Managers,…

Artist Phiroza Kapadia: Subtle layers bring serenity to Homeland gallery

Artist Phiroza Kapadia: Subtle layers bring serenity to Homeland gallery

  June 8, 2023

Maybe it brings to mind a patchwork of scrap paper made by a schoolkid in art class, but Phiroza Kapadia elevates the art form into seamless, peaceful works of art. Serene lotuses. Elegant geishas. Twittering birds and gliding swans. Phiroza’s works are on display at the Homeland Florida Room Gallery,…

Homeland rehabilitation: Serious fun helps long-term and short-term residents achieve their goals

Homeland rehabilitation: Serious fun helps long-term and short-term residents achieve their goals

  May 30, 2023

Recently, a resident who came to Homeland successfully rehabbed after a stroke and left for independent living. A couple of months later, flowers arrived for the rehab staff, with thanks from the grateful resident. For Director of Rehabilitation Liza Burkey, taking time to build relationships is the key to success….

Homeland QA CNA Supervisor Sharria Floyd: A servant leader for residents and colleagues

Homeland QA CNA Supervisor Sharria Floyd: A servant leader for residents and colleagues

  May 25, 2023

When Sharria Floyd moved to Harrisburg, she thought she would work for the same nursing home group where she had worked in Lancaster County, where she grew up. Then she walked into Homeland for an interview. Immediately, she thought, “I’m going to work here.” “Everyone I came across had a…