Entries by Lauren Gorbey

Homeland Celebrates Achievements at Annual Meeting

Homeland’s Board of Trustees in September held its annual meeting, during which the Board and Homeland staff celebrated several significant accomplishments and achievements that the organization experienced during the past 12 months. “Overall, Homeland experienced both a very challenging and very successful year as we served in the best interest…

Board of Trustees member Ellen Brown: A shared devotion to service

Board of Trustees member Ellen Brown sees parallels between her life and the history of Homeland. She and Homeland are “deeply rooted in Harrisburg” and committed to serving the community. Ellen’s mother was a Homeland Board of Managers member, and her family’s longtime church – historic Grace United Methodist Church…

9th Annual Homeland Hospice 5K and Memory Walk ‘Best One Yet’

Homeland Hospice hosted its 9th annual 5K and Memory Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Rossmoyne Business Center in Mechanicsburg. More than 300 walkers, runners, staff and volunteers – an event record – gathered for this special annual Homeland tradition, which gives families an opportunity to remember those they’ve…

Kandy Melillo Helps Hospice Patients Tell Their Life Story

The smell of warm chocolate chip cookies coming out of the oven or lilacs blooming in mid-spring signifying summer is on its way. Scents can trigger a flood of memories from our past. Often the memories come back to us so clearly, we can see ourselves eating the cookies with…

Betty Hungerford: A Homeland resident and cherished friend

Sipping a Coke float delivered by a kind Homeland Center aide, Betty Hungerford shared why life is better in a top-rated continuing care retirement community. “When you reach a certain age, you’re better off in a place like Homeland than you are at home because you build friendships and relationships…

Homeland Unveils Tribute Medallions at a Special Ceremony in May

  Homeland unveiled its Tribute Medallions at a special ceremony held in May at Homeland Center in Uptown Harrisburg. The Tribute Medallions along with a special plaque about Homeland are displayed on the iron fence that surrounds the facility. The zinc metal medallions are a tribute to loved ones who received…

Afternoon Tea Party Fit for Royalty

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,…