Independent Living and Assisted Living Residents Make Origami Butterflies for the Each Moment Matters Luncheon

Presbyterian Village North (PVN) independent living and assisted living residents gathered to help the Forefront Living Foundation create 250 origami butterflies for the Each Moment Matters Luncheon.

The residents sipped wine as they received instructions on making the butterflies from the Foundation team. Those in attendance enjoyed the fellowship as they folded, tucked and molded the paper into the perfect shape. Each session attracted about 15 participants. Watch local news coverage here.

“It’s a lot of fun,” said PVN resident, Telva Gayle Wallace. “We’re actually learning how to make butterflies out of paper then attaching it to a clip so they can be used as décor.”

The butterflies generate funds for the Faith Caring Fund during the luncheon season as donors can purchase them to wear in support of the event.

“I’m happy to do this because the Each Moment Matters is meaningful to me and I’m so pleased Forefront Living is doing this,” said resident, David Lodwick.

To learn more about the Each Moment Matters Luncheon, visit eachmomentmatters.org.

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PVN and Faith Presbyterian Hospice Celebrated Nursing and Hospice Assistants During A National Appreciation Week

Presbyterian Village North and Faith Presbyterian Hospice showed appreciation for their nursing assistants during the 41st Annual National Nurses Assistants Week from June 17-24.

Each year National Nursing Assistants week is held to recognize the vital supporting role nursing assistants play in the delivery of quality care.

Presbyterian Village North (PVN) held  different events each day to celebrate and honor these teammates. PVN provided hot fudge sundaes, tacos and sandwiches for the teammates to enjoy. Each day there were also raffle, games and prizes.

At Faith, the hospice aides were celebrated with a luncheon that included special gifts, games and of course, food.

For more information about careers at Forefront Living, visit forefrontliving.org/careers.

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PVN Highlights Its Diversity With LBGT Coalition Certification

Presbyterian Village North (PVN) participated in the Coalition for Aging LGBT, an expansive cultural training process. Through this program, PVN has been certified as a LGBT-friendly senior housing option since 2018.

The Coalition for Aging LGBT is an organization that worked for two years with 17 senior living communities across 4-county areas (Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties) to create a list of inclusive LBGT senior housing options in north Texas. The guide is a comprehensive assessment of the 17 communities’ policies, resident procedures and forms, LGBT inclusive programming, marketing, outreach to the LGBT community and LGBT competency training for teammates and residents within these communities.

“We wanted to create a safe and friendly space for all residents regardless of gender, identity or sexual orientation,” said Forefront Living Director of Sales and Marketing, Barbara Matamoros. “One of our organizational values is diversity and we want to embrace that in others at every level.”

The Senior Housing Guide is available online and at several locations across north Texas.

“At PVN we are so accepted and we so appreciate that. People are so kind and nice and wonderful here,” said Sue Sherrod.

“We’ve received nothing but support. It’s our family of choice. I wish more people would come here. PVN doesn’t have labels other than we’re a village,” said Jude (Judith) Hammett.

For more information about the Coalition for Aging LGBT, visit cfa.lgbt.

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