Stories

Inaugural Class Graduates from Homeland’s Nurse Aide Training Program

Inaugural Class Graduates from Homeland’s Nurse Aide Training Program

  May 16, 2023

Graduation days are special for graduates and everyone involved in their learning. Getting to the “big day” takes hard work and sacrifice by students and support from family members. Graduation also is a time for educators to celebrate the success of the learning process. Homeland Center recently held its first…

Manager of Strategy and IT Jennifer Ross: A Homeland returnee with a passion for quality care

Manager of Strategy and IT Jennifer Ross: A Homeland returnee with a passion for quality care

  April 10, 2023

After leaving for six years to take the top spot at the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, Jennifer Ross said she is happy to be back at Homeland Center and again be “a strong, supportive presence for our residents and their families.” “I love the care and attention given here…

Homeland resident Earl Soliday: A life of service and world travels

Homeland resident Earl Soliday: A life of service and world travels

  March 30, 2023

Earl Soliday kicks a foot in lively fashion. “I couldn’t even move my leg before, but look at that now,” he said. “I feel good. They’re treating me well in the rehab area.” Earl slipped while cleaning snow off a car in December, breaking his femur. After surgery, he entered…

Board of Managers member Babs Phillips: A hands-on volunteer

Board of Managers member Babs Phillips: A hands-on volunteer

  March 23, 2023

Babs Phillips is a longtime Board of Managers member who has seen Homeland grow to meet the community’s needs while maintaining its status as a premier care facility. “It’s the employees,” she said. “They maintain a caring attitude. It starts at the top and extends throughout the organization.’’ Babs has…

Homeland Chef Manager George Shum: Listening to residents

Homeland Chef Manager George Shum: Listening to residents

  February 27, 2023

With his decades in food service, George Shum has learned that the small details make a big difference. “We ensure our plates are preheated to keep the food warm,” said Homeland Center’s chef manager. “It’s simple but important.” George joined Homeland in the spring of 2022, bringing his listening and…

Artist Marilyn LaDieu: Finding color in nature

Artist Marilyn LaDieu: Finding color in nature

  February 20, 2023

From her earliest years, Marilyn LaDieu had relatives who were artists and who always encouraged her in her artistic pursuits. “I have memories of people saying, ‘Oh, Marilyn’s an artist. She can draw that,’” said LaDieu. “I’ve run into many people over the years who always wanted to try art…