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Susan Cooper

A Message from the President & CEO

I remember the anticipation I had last year at this time as 2020 was approaching. We had just dedicated our new campus, Heritage Village, in early December 2019. New residents were in process of moving into their homes in the second construction phase of our active adult community. And at the same time, we were nearing the completion of extensive renovations we were making to our nursing home at Moravian Hall Square. Positive energy was bursting everywhere within our organization, and I remember vividly the excitement in the air about the plans we made for Morningstar Living in 2020.

And then COVID-19 happened…

2020 has been a challenging and difficult year for everyone. The loss of lives, the loss of businesses and the loss of jobs…all because of COVID-19. At Morningstar Living, this pandemic became, and still is, our top priority. We’re fighting against it every day, doing everything we can to prevent exposure and spread of the virus in order to protect the customers we serve and our team members. Our “new normal” at Morningstar Living continues to evolve as we are constantly innovating creative ways to deliver the best in retirement housing, hospitality and healthcare services.

For me, the holidays are always a time of reflection on the past and a time of anticipation about the future. I certainly cannot predict what will happen in 2021 with the coronavirus, but as the end of the year approaches, I find myself reflecting on the things I’m most grateful for. First, the love and support of family and friends, at home and in the workplace. Even though we’re physically distancing ourselves from each other, somehow we’ve been able to embrace each other more compassionately. Second, there is nothing more valuable to Morningstar Living than the team of professionals who work here. I’ve witnessed the passion and dedication our team members bring to work with them, day after day, in spite of their own fears and concerns about the virus. They do their jobs with unwavering commitment to our core purpose, and that is…”enriching the lives of the people we serve.” And third, I’m incredibly grateful that as an organization, we’ve become more innovative, more creative, more resourceful and more resilient in the process of reinventing the way we did things in the past.

Any other year our schedules would be filled with holiday gatherings in the workplace and in our personal lives with friends and family. But for health and safety reasons, things will be different this year. And even though we may not be with them in person, there is no doubt, we will be extra thankful for our family and friends this year. As 2020 comes to an end, my anticipation this year is for a successful vaccination to protect everyone from COVID-19. I am looking forward to 2021 through a lens of hope and joy. And it is my wish that the coming year brings you both.

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Moravian Hall Square – Nazareth, PA

Moravain Hall SquareFor seniors aged 62 and up, Moravian Hall Square is the region’s most desirable retirement community offering the best of everything – immediate access to the Lehigh Valley’s cultural events, restaurants, and attractions – endless educational, recreational, religious, and entertainment opportunities on campus – and, a full continuum of care designed to meet the health care needs of residents as they change over time. In our 29th year in the center of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, the community has achieved the highest standards of excellence for resident care and service.
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Heritage Village – Nazareth, PA

Heritage VillageThe new 50-acre Heritage Village, a Life Plan Community being constructed in Upper Nazareth Township, will serve residents 60 and over.  Single Cottages, Twin Cottages and Townhomes can be secured now for residency during 2018 – 2020. Residents will have access to the Nazareth campus for health care and access to home care services. The entire countryside campus and the residences at Heritage Village have been engineered and designed without stairs so future relocation is not necessary.  All homes on this campus have two bedrooms, full kitchen, garages, and offer energy saving features and innovative amenities.  
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Senior Solutions – Easton, PA

Morningstar Senior SolutionsTo support people who want to remain at home, Senior Solutions provides non-medical home care services and care management.  Home care services include assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, cooking, cleaning and companionship for socialization, as well as transportation to run errands and get to and from appointments.  Certified Care Managers help adult children understand the health care and safety needs of their parents by conducting and monitoring in-home safety and performing routine health assessments to prevent accidents in the home that often result in hospitalization.   Home Caregivers and Care Managers at Senior Solutions have made it possible for thousands of people to stay safe, secure and independent at home.
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Morningstar Living Foundation

The Morningstar Living Foundation supports the mission, people and outreach of the Morningstar Living affiliates. Dedication to providing wellness and security for older adults and caregivers requires resources of funding and partnerships. The foundation endeavors to expand the reach of services and care by stewarding charitable funds for a wide variety of programs and support that directly benefits older adults in the greater Lehigh Valley region.
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Continuing Care at Home (CCaH) 

Friends Life Care & Morningstar Living have partnered to provide comprehensive health and wellness solutions for people living at home. Providing a unique combination of financial benefit, prevention and wellness, care and coordination, we offer a wide range of plans to make it possible for you to have the future you envision. As a plan member you won’t have to worry about where care will come from, who will arrange and manage it, and how it will be paid for, if and when your health changes.
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