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Pillars In Action: Community

January 12, 2018

It is often very difficult to find the appropriate words to offer to someone who is grieving.  I find comfort in the fact that even when the St. Joseph Home community experiences the pain of loss, everyone pulls together to form a support system.  A hug, a nod, a warm smile, just letting someone know. . .

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Pillars in Action: Community

December 28, 2017

As another new member of the St. Joseph Home community, I have had the pleasure of working with some of our management team in a leadership development program that was launched this past October.  Session after session I continued to be amazed at how much I learn from our class conversations as well as the. . .

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Pillars in Action: Heritage

December 21, 2017

As one of the newest members of the St. Joseph Home staff, I have been spending a lot of my time learning about our community. One of the things I have found so interesting and impactful is the strength and foresight of the Sisters of Charity.  Since moving to Cincinnati in the mid-1990s with my. . .

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Pillars in Action: Gentle Presence

December 13, 2017

It’s that time of year again…..Sleigh bells, Mistletoe, Christmas trees, and lights all around, the most wonderful time of the year.  While I love all of the fun of the holidays, I also love that it is a time where we can reflect on the real meaning behind it all….love! Christmas is a time where. . .

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Pillars in Action: Gentle Presence

December 6, 2017

JOY a feeling of great pleasure and happiness Synonyms: delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss, ecstasy, rapture JOY experienced at St. Joseph Home. Joy can be experienced in many ways with many different people in our community.  You can feel the Joy when sharing time with our residents.  You can see the Joy on their faces when they see their family,. . .

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Pillars In Action: Servant Leadership

November 17, 2017

November is a month of Thanksgiving….and the St. Joseph Home Community has so many wonderful things to be thankful for.  In fact, the list would stretch miles long when you sit and count the many blessings.  The day to day normal at St. Joseph Home is what I am most thankful for; it is the. . .

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Pillars in Action: Community

November 10, 2017

Today I had the pleasure of going to St. Michael’s parish in Sharonville and spending some time with the school choir. I would like to say I was singing or playing the piano or something incredibly creative like that.  But I will leave those skills for the choir itself – who are tremendous!  The purpose. . .

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Pillars in Action: Community

September 28, 2017

When I think of the Pillar of Community, I think of an environment that fosters love and teamwork. It is defined by a welcoming spirit that offers support and compassion and is free of judgment. St. Joseph Home has built a community for the residents and employees to feel loved, supported and engaged. We strive. . .

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Pillars in Action: Community

September 19, 2017

St. Joseph Home’s Pillar of Community, based on the principles of Jean Vanier, celebrates inclusion, building relationships and working together towards a common goal.  For me, that was highlighted last week as we honored all of the DSP’s during National DSP Recognition Week.  Our DSP’s are an essential piece of the SJH Community.  The physical,. . .

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Pillars in Action: Gentle Presence

September 8, 2017

Gentle Presence is based on the principles of John McGee and encourages us to make others feel safe, engaged, and loved; to have mindful interactions; to build valued relationships, and to create mutual trust and support. As I enter the building to start my work day, I pass the residents waiting to board the bus. . .

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