Perspectives Online

Volunteers: offering gifts of time and talent

Posted on April 25, 2017

Volunteers who serve Presbyterian Homes & Services help build a better world for older adults, one act of kindness at a time. Over 4,100 residents and friends have contributed 137,000 hours as volunteers across PHS communities...

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A Century of Wisdom, Faith, Hope...and Poetry

Posted on April 19, 2017

On a chilly afternoon in Lent, Annabelle Dale sat comfortably in her chair and read some of her favorite poems to me as I asked her for writing inspiration. I was so moved by her writing that I asked if I could share a sample...

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Easter Hospitality: A meditation on the Road to Emmaus

Posted on April 16, 2017

Click here to read Luke 24:13-35...

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Occupational Therapy Month: Celebrating 100 Years

Posted on April 12, 2017

Did you know that the Occupational Therapy profession is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2017? Occupational therapists (OTs) are often asked “do you help people find jobs?” Or when approached to start a treatment,...

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Knocking out Parkinson's disease

Posted on April 7, 2017

In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we share Colin McQuillan’s story of strength and courage as he continues his 20 year bout with the disease....

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Congresswoman Betty McCollum holds Town Hall Meeting at Boutwells Landing

Posted on April 4, 2017

Betty McCollum, (D) U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district, met with residents of Boutwells Landing at a Town Hall Meeting on Friday, March 24, 2017. Boutwells Landing is located in Oak Park Heights, MN,...

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Presbyterian Homes & Services releases the 2016 Annual Report

Posted on March 27, 2017

The 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of PHS' activities, services and resources. Dan Lindh, President and CEO and Kenny Larson, Board Chair, open the report, entitled "Creating Smiles", with a letter sharing highlights...

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Aromatherapy benefits body and mind

Posted on March 24, 2017

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy has a rich biblical history. In...

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Life is a journey: Johanna Shores' residents tell their story through song

Posted on March 10, 2017

A group of Johanna Shores’ residents agree that singing together is a surefire way to make them feel good. Now they’ve discovered that writing a song together makes them feel great! ...

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[Liberty] Dreams come true for Johanna Shores resident

Posted on March 3, 2017

Jo Scudder loves books and children. She especially loves to bring them together as she did for many years in her career as a children’s librarian. Through an attentive staff caregiver named Dani and a PHS program known...

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