Harmony Home Healthcare had the pleasure of being a sponsoring vendor at the 2017 Financial Forum held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe on Thursday, November 2nd. This event is a yearly meeting of the regional financial community attended by financial planners, estate planners, insurance providers, and elder law specialists. Harmony's Director of Community Development, Jamie Bayer, says "this was an excellent opportunity to educate an atypical group of individuals on how Harmony's services can impact the lives of their clients and also their families."
Bayer, along with Harmony's Chief Executive Officer, Art Hoopes, greatly enjoyed having the chance to educate this group of participants on keeping their clients at home and out of long term care facilities by utilizing Harmony's Private Duty Services. "We learned that there is a need for more education for this group, and we will continue to attend meetings for the financial industry in an effort to reach out and provide assistance," Bayer says. Stay tuned for more on this company development!
Harmony was proud to sponsor Senator Kim Ward's Senior Expo on Thursday, October 19th at the Hempfield Township Athletic Complex in Greensburg, PA. The event was attended by over 700 seniors and their family members, along with 70 vendors getting information on senior services into the hands of those who need it most!
"Meeting the seniors face to face to learn about their individual situations is so important," says Harmony's Director of Community Development, Jamie Bayer, "It gives me a chance to understand what is going on in their lives, and to educate them on the services provided by Harmony that could make their daily lives easier." As always, it's great to get to spend quality time in the communities we serve!
Harmony Home Healthcare opened the doors of its future Main Street Ligonier office location on Saturday, October 14th for the 58th annual Fort Ligonier Days celebration. The festival commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a turning point in the French and Indian War, fought in 1758. The ever popular family outing showcased a plethora of craft booths, food vendors, live entertainment, open storefronts, and of course, meticulous reenactments.
Harmony welcomed employees, friends, family, and parade route passersby to stop in, speak with us about our valuable services, and peruse our informational material. The Original Pie Shoppe's decadent cinnamon rolls, along with crisp mimosas, welcomed guests to our newly renovated space.
"I believe everyone enjoyed the festivities. We look forward to our future growth with the Ligonier Valley Community in future endeavors," said Arthur Hoopes, CEO.
We hope to see you next year at Fort Ligonier!
In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Also, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and it is estimated that 41,070 people (40,610 women and 460 men) will die from breast cancer this year.
If these statistics shock you, you aren't alone! Fortunately, the average 5-year survival rate for people with breast cancer is 90%, and we want to join the cause until that number is 100%! Let's show that we care by supporting a PINK OUT day on Friday, October 20th!
At Harmony, we think our employees are the best, and we know you'll make this year's Pink Out Day even better than the previous two! Let's beat our 2016 numbers and spread the word! Wear your pink clothing and accessories to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We will be posting pictures of our pink participants on our website, as well as on our social media pages so that our viewers can see how great our Harmony Family truly is!
Once again, we will be awarding a $50 gift card to the person wearing the most PINK! The winner will be selected at the end of the month, with results posted on our social media pages and in our company newsletter. Please submit your photos via email to email@example.com
Let's raise awareness together and show our pink pride!
UPDATE: Check out our Pink Out Day participants and winner!
Our Irwin Office
Senior Employment Specialist, Jared Steigerwald, representing the Fox Chapel office
Senior Employment Specialist, Julie McKay, representing the Ligonier office
Shannon, Taylor, and Michelle from our Irwin team
Director of Community Development, Jamie Bayer representing Harmony while on the go!
Jamie with his mother-in-law, who is a two time breast cancer survivor!
And our 2017 Pink Out Day WINNER - LPN, Shannon W!
A huge "thank you" to all who participated! We're already looking forward to Pink Out Day 2018!
Harmony is excited to sponsor the upcoming 2017 Health & Education Expo, presented by The Area Agency on Aging of Westmoreland County! The free event, open to the public, will be held at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in Greensburg, PA on Wednesday, October 25th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
The event will include light refreshments, door prizes, flu shots, and over 90 vendors! Guests can also expect to take advantage of health screenings, such as hearing, vision, balance, nutrition, blood pressure, breast, foot, body fat, and bone density. Take advantage of this excellent community opportunity, and be sure to visit the Harmony booth for helpful information on home care services, and some great free giveaways! We hope to see you there!
For more information, contact Harmony's Director of Community Development, Jamie Bayer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 765-0897; or contact The Area Agency on Aging at (724) 830-4444 or 1-(800)-442-8000.
Harmony Home Healthcare was proud to be a corporate sponsor for the Black and Gold Senior Fair at the Beaver Valley Mall on Wednesday, September 13th. The event, sponsored by the Beaver County AAA, had over 30 vendors and 150 seniors in attendance. "We were excited to be there and have the opportunity to educate the participants about Harmony's services and how we can help to keep them and their loved ones in their homes as they age," says Jamie Bayer, Director of Community Development.
We take great pride in educating the masses on home care services that can help them, and how exactly they can utilize them. "It's great to see the light bulb go off when you're discussing their individual needs and how Harmony can help," Bayer says. He's been specifically highlighting and promoting Harmony's Private Duty services, as well as the Vet Assist program. "These programs enable our clients to fully take advantage of the amount of services they truly need, rather than settling for the limited amount of service time they receive through Medicare or their insurance," Bayer says.
To learn more about Private Duty and Vet Assist, contact Jamie Bayer at email@example.com or (724) 765-0897, or stop and see us on October 11th at the Beaver Valley Mall for the next Senior Fair!
Harmony Home Healthcare was proud to sponsor State Representative Ed Gainey's Senior Fair in Pittsburgh on September 6th. Over 700 seniors attended the event, along with dignitaries including Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Councilman Rich Fitzgerald, and State Senator Jay Costa. "It was a great opportunity to educate the city's seniors on Harmony's services, and the different ways in which they can be utilized throughout the county and state," says Harmony's Director of Community Development, Jamie Bayer. "A lot of seniors aren't aware that they can also set their own hours of care with our Private Duty service, so this was a great opportunity to shed light on that as well."
Harmony feels privileged to be able to connect with the community, and we're always willing to educate others on the rewarding aspects of what home care and home healthcare provides. "People want to stay in their homes as they age, and we make that happen," Bayer says. "We just need to let them know how to access our array of services."
Our next Senior Fair in Allegheny County will be taking place on September 28th at the Palisades in McKeesport, sponsored by Senator Jim Brewster. Jamie will be representing Harmony once again, educating attendees and answering questions. We hope to see you there!
Harmony Home Healthcare had the privilege of being a corporate sponsor of Senior Day at the Westmoreland County Fair on Wednesday, August 23rd. More than 200 seniors attended the day's events, which included lunch, vendor displays, bingo, and even time to mingle with the animals on display at the show!
"It was a great time to educate the senior community on Harmony's services and reinforce Harmony's commitment to be a go-to resource for consumers in Westmoreland County," says Jamie Bayer, Director of Community Development.
Harmony greatly enjoys supporting as many senior events in Westmoreland County as possible, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at our next big event--the Senior Health Fair on October 25th!
With a theme of "Dog Days of Summer," the Beaver County AAA and the Beaver County Humane Society hosted the July Senior Fair at the Lutheran Senior Center in the Beaver Valley Mall on Monday, July 17th. Harmony's Community Development Director, Jamie Bayer, proudly represented the company at the event, which was attended by 30 vendors, over 100 seniors, and even some four-legged friends!
"The dogs were a great addition to the day," Jamie says, "and it was a great experience seeing the dogs and seniors playing while visiting the various vendors and learning about Harmony's services." These Beaver County organizations always do a great job of planning the Senior Fairs, and we are excited for what August's will bring! We hope to see you there!
Harmony Home Healthcare was proud to be a Corporate Sponsor of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Senior Games on Tuesday, June 20th. This event, organized by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc., represented athletes from Greene, Fayette, and Washington counties. Harmony's Director of Community Development, Jamie Bayer, was there for the fun at Charleroi High School, along with 650 athletes participating in various sporting events broken down by age group and gender, such as the 50 yard dash, 1 mile walk, distance throwing, bocce, softball, and many more!
The event kicked off with a parade of athletes all marching behind the intricate banners for the various senior centers they were representing. Each senior center was well represented with team shirts and groups of spectators proudly cheering their friends and family members on.
The senior centers also raised money selling homemade lunch items in the high school cafeteria. "The lunch was amazing," Jamie says. "Imagine being in your grandmother's kitchen, then multiplying it by 50 more grandmothers!"
The games will conclude with an awards banquet being held on June 27th. All winners of the Games will be recognized, and qualifying participants will move on to the Pennsylvania State Senior Games, taking place from July 26th-30th, 2017 in York, PA. Harmony congratulates the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc., on hosting another outstanding event, as well as all the remarkable participants! We wish the best of luck to everyone heading to the state championships!
Despite the weather, Harmony Home Healthcare had a great time sponsoring Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce's 6th Annual Golf Outing on June 16th at the Ligonier Country Club! "A late day thunderstorm could not dampen the spirits of the 80 golfers who participated in the event," says Jamie Bayer, Community Development Director.
"This was an excellent opportunity to meet other business leaders from the Ligonier area, and introduce them to Harmony's services and willingness to be an active partner in the community," Jamie says. We look forward to continued involvement with the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, including the 7th Annual Golf Outing in 2018!
Harmony Home Healthcare had the pleasure of sponsoring the Where to Turn Resource Fair on Thursday, May 25th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The resource fair was attended by 300 professionals and 50 vendors dealing with various aspects of services for residents in Western Pennsylvania.
Harmony's Community Development Director, Jamie Bayer, had a great time networking and connecting with others at the event. "This was an excellent opportunity for organizations providing care to the community to meet actual service providers, such as Harmony, and learn how we can bring exceptional service to their clients," Jamie says.
Jamie truly enjoys educating others on Harmony's diverse and unique services, and this was the perfect opportunity for him to do exactly that, as well as inform other organizations on how we can partner with them in the care for their clients.
On Saturday May 13th, Jamie Bayer, Community Development Director for Harmony Home Healthcare, along with his wife, Gail, and daughter, Alexis, participated in The Highmark Walk for Health on Pittsburgh's North Shore. There were over 1000 walkers participating in the event, which was held to raise funds for various nonprofit organizations in western Pennsylvania, including groups that utilize the services of Harmony and sister company Capital Healthcare Solutions.
"It was a great opportunity to meet new organizations, learn about their missions, and educate them on how Harmony can help them and their clients," Jamie said. He was especially excited about the programs geared to the pediatric community, a special group that has high priority with both Jamie and Harmony. "It was a great day, and I look forward to participating in next year's event," he said.
This year marked the 34th year for the Westmoreland County Senior Games, and Harmony Home Healthcare could not have been more proud be Gold Sponsors of the event! The festivities kicked off on Tuesday, May 2nd and ended on Friday, May 12th. Harmony's Director of Community Development, Jamie Bayer, represented Harmony, showcasing a table at the events on Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th at Mammoth Park.
The Games, which included activities such as bowling, boccie, horseshoes, archery, bicycling, rowing, and canoeing, just to name a few, welcomed over 150 athletes age 50 and up who believe in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle into senior-age while enjoying fun and fellowship.
Jamie had a great time interacting with the public and cheering on the athletes at Mammoth Park during these events. The sun was shining, and many spectators and athletes alike were sporting their Pittsburgh Penguins gear in honor of this week's playoff series.
It was truly an exceptional event, and we look forward to the 35th Westmoreland County Senior Games in 2018!
Harmony Home Healthcare had the privilege of attending and participating in two incredibly valuable conferences over the weekend, both centered on Alzheimer's disease.
On Friday May 5th, Harmony Home Healthcare was a sponsor at The Alzheimer's Association Spring Educational Symposium. The conference was attended by 250 healthcare professionals learning about many aspects of Alzheimer's Care and resources that are available. Jamie Bayer, Harmony's Community Development Director, said "This was a fantastic opportunity for industry professionals to gain valuable information about resources available for their consumers and ways to work with the Alzheimer's patient."
On Saturday, May 6th, Jamie Bayer was back at it again, this time representing Harmony at the Orchard Hill Church Alzheimer's Caregivers Conference. The Conference was attended by over 150 members of community. "This was an excellent opportunity for the public to learn about the resources that are available to them and their family members to help a loved one battling Alzheimer's disease," Bayer said.
Jamie greatly enjoyed interacting with and educating others on how Harmony can help both the person suffering from Alzheimer's, as well as the caregiver, who at times is struggling just to manage a daily routine.
We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to participate in both of these fantastic events, and we look forward to what's to come!
Harmony Home Healthcare had the pleasure of exhibiting at April's Beaver Senior Fair on Wednesday, April 12th 2017 at the Beaver Valley Mall. Over 150 people turned out for the event, which had a "Sock Hop" theme this month!
Harmony's Director of Community Development, Jamie Bayer, was running the booth and connecting with scads of seniors decked out in both their sock hop attire, as well as their Pittsburgh Penguins gear in honor of last night's playoff game.
Over 40 vendors exhibited at the popular event, hosted by Lutheran SeniorLife Center. You can expect Harmony Home Healthcare to be in attendance at each monthly Beaver Senior Fair for the rest of the calendar year!
"Thanks to all in the Beaver Valley Mall Senior Center and let's go Pens!" Jamie said.
For information on upcoming Senior Fairs, contact Jamie Bayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 765-0897.
On March 22nd, Harmony Home Healthcare and Capital Healthcare Solutions joined forces to take part in State Representative Dan Miller's 2nd Annual Children and Youth Disability & Mental Health Summit at the Beth El Synagogue in Green Tree, PA. Jamie Bayer, Community Development Director for Harmony Home Healthcare, and Vicki Arnett, Senior Key Account Executive for Capital Healthcare shared a table at the event, which was attended by over 100 vendors and 300 community members. The team had a great experience learning more about pediatric intellectual disabilities and their available resources.
"Vicki was an amazing person to work with, and a huge help by introducing me to contacts she had that were attending," Jamie reflects. Their networking efforts led to follow-up meetings for both Vicki and Jamie, as well as some immediate referral opportunities. They even got to meet with State Rep. Dan Miller, himself!
Harmony Home Healthcare is proud to participate in National Wear Red Day--a day when we pause in remembrance of the women who have lost their lives due to heart disease, and raise awareness for women's heart health! There is a common misconception that heart disease is primarily a man's issue, but in fact, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease killed 289,758 women in 2013, which equals out to 1 in every 4 female deaths. Additionally, the American Heart Association has reported that, in 2013, heart disease took the life of 1 woman every 80 seconds. This amount is equal to the female deaths caused by diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disease, and cancer combined!
Today, for all of these reasons and more, we wear red. We thank all of our internal and external employees who proudly showed off their red attire with us, and invite you to do your part to spread the word to your friends and loved ones about the importance of heart health!
To read more about heart disease prevention for seniors, visit our newest blog: https://goo.gl/Iqqg0P
Amanda A, LPN, raised awareness in a snap!
Caregiver, Leanne G is rocking her "Red Day" look from head to toe!
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