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Christmas Breakfast

Morningstar Living was on a mission to provide every family served by the Nazareth Area Food Bank with the fixings for a warm, delicious Christmas breakfast!  Throughout the entire month of November, Moravian Hall Square residents, staff and volunteers were involved in the community wide mission to donate 300 breakfasts.  Each family will receive a gift bag which includes a box of complete pancake mix, syrup, fully cooked bacon and hot chocolate…delicious!  A big thank you to all our helpers who came together to prepare the bags for delivery to the food bank.  Many families will be thankful for a warm breakfast this Holiday season.     


 Susan C. Drabic is Elected Chair of LeadingAgePA

Morningstar Senior Living, Inc. is proud to announce that Susan C. Drabic, President & CEO, was recently elected Chair of the LeadingAge Pennsylvania Board of Directors.   

In her role as Chair, Drabic will lead the Board of Directors in its core responsibilities including governance of the organization, providing strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and development of policies and new programs for member organizations. 

Drabic is a proven leader who has an extensive background in the provision of senior living services.  She joined Morningstar Senior Living, Inc. as its first licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 1987, one year prior to the opening of Moravian Hall Square, their Life Plan Community in Nazareth PA.  She became the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 1990.   She has led the organization through many growth and expansion projects, enabling the organization to provide innovative programs and services to residents as well as to active older adults who choose to remain in their own homes.

“I am honored to serve as Chair of LeadingAge PA as we continue to provide members with the resources they need to advance their missions,” said Drabic.  “I look forward to working with the Board and the Leading Age PA staff to deliver the value that members expect and need in order to continue making a difference in the lives of the people they serve.”

LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing Pennsylvania’s not-for-profit organizations that provide housing, healthcare and community services primarily to seniors.  Since 1963, the association has acted as the primary source for advocacy, networking and education for not-for-profit providers of services for older adults. 

Congratulations Sue!

Moravian Hall Square Recognized as a Best Nursing Home 2016-2017

Best Nursing Homes 2016-17Moravian Hall Square’s Health & Wellness Center has been named to the U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes 2016-2017, receiving a perfect five-star rating. 

This award is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.  The annual survey assigns skilled-nursing centers one to five stars and is based on assessment of Health Inspections & Complaints, Staffing, and Medical Care Quality Measures.  More than 15,000 nursing homes were evaluated nationwide.  This year, just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.

“It is such an honor that Moravian Hall Square Health & Wellness Center is once again recognized as a ‘Best Nursing Home’ by U.S. News & World Report,” said Susan C. Drabic, President and CEO of Morningstar Living, which owns and operates Moravian Hall Square.  “I am extremely proud of our staff, their passion and dedication to delivering exceptional quality care to our residents is what makes this recognition possible.”

See the complete listing of the results and centers on the ‘Best Nursing Homes’ list at U.S. News and World Report.

Great News! Morningstar Living is Named a Top Workplace 2016

Top Workplace Feature Image 2016web-01Morningstar Living has been named to the Morning Call’s Top Workplaces 2016 list. We learned of the honor at an awards ceremony held Wednesday, March 9th at DeSales University in Center Valley.

We were one of forty organizations in the Lehigh Valley recognized as a Top Workplace 2016. Morningstar Living  received recognition in the category of Midsize Employers.

“Earning recognition as a Top Workplace is a huge honor,” said Susan C. Drabic, President & CEO of Morningstar Living, “and all the more so because this recognition comes from our own employees – those who know the organization best.  Our work culture supports constructive feedback and helps us to retain employees and attract new talent.  Our employees are passionate about serving our residents and clients…and that is what drives this organization to keep raising the bar every day!”

A HUGE THANK YOU to our employees for voting Morningstar Senior Living a Top Workplace 2016!

Get Fit While You Work

MHS_MorWellnessLogoMorningstar Living was recently recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by The American Heart Association. The Gold Level award is given to organizations that offer employees physical activity support, increasing healthy options at work and promoting a wellness culture. Morningstar’s Morwell Committee has worked to put programs in place to make it easier for staff to make healthy choices during their work day. Those choices may include exercise opportunities or healthier food and beverage options. Working with Morningstar Living’s Dining Department, the committee has introduced programs which encourage and reward both residents and staff for participating in walking programs, healthy cooking demonstrations or other activities that promote wellness.

“The majority of our waking hours are spent at work and many of those hours may be spent sitting,” said Rick Morrissey, Chair of the Morwell Committee. “We are proud to be named a Fit-Friendly Worksite for our efforts to help make it easier for staff to keep moving towards a healthy lifestyle.”


Behind the List with Sue Drabic of Morningstar Senior Living, Inc. – Moravian Hall Square of Nazareth

By Christopher Holland | Lehigh Valley Business ( on June 8, 2015

SueD LVB Feature PhotoAs the population continues to grow and Americans live longer, the demand for special services and accommodations is on the rise. Throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities providing a multitude of services for the elderly. Here to answer this week’s “Behind the List” questions is Sue Drabic of Morningstar Senior Living Inc. – Moravian Hall Square of Nazareth. …

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