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January 2013

In This Issue
The Green House Project Included in Index of High Impact Non-Profits
Celebrating the Opening at Woodland Park
Cleared Trees Rooted in Furniture in Virginia's First Green House Homes
AARP Names Bill Thomas as Influential Person Over 50
Is There a Recipe For Culture Change?
Highlighting THE GREEN HOUSE® Project Team: Heather Marshall, Project Manager

Celebrating 10 Years of Leading a Legacy.

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In January, 2008, Buckner Westminster Place in Longview Texas, opened their first two Green House Homes. Let's help them celebrate five years of Living, Growing and Thriving!

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The 10th Anniversary of the first Green House project gives us the opportunity to celebrate a dream actualized. Over the course of the year, we will highlight the fact that we are a lasting and differentiated innovation that has achieved growth and excellence by reimagining long term care. This juncture provides an incredible platform to celebrate all of the success that we have achieved, and look forward to great things ahead. 

This month celebrates Real Home. Tune into our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/thegreenhouseproject) and our website (www.thegreenhouseproject.org) for videos and blogs to celebrate Real Home


New national index, comparable to the S&P 500, has the potential to transform charitable giving NEW YORK, November 15, 2012 - Today, the Social Impact Exchange launched the Social Impact 100 (S&I 100) (www.SI100.org), the first-ever, broad index of U.S. ... 



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Celebrating the Opening at Woodland Park 


Below is an excerpt from As Our Parents Age, a blog by Marti Weston. Marti's parents are residents of Virginia Menonite Retirement Community and this blog is her effort to record the experiences of loving and living with aging parents. She highlights interesting issues, ...




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Residents and staff who gather for meals in any of the three Woodland Park homes on the campus of VMRC will be seated at a table made from trees cleared from the site. Several of the white oak trees were... 



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Make sure you get a copy of the December issue of The Magazine from AARP to see Dr. Bill Thomas recognized as one of the most influential people in America over 50 who are "Changing Our Views on Aging". Congratulations ...  


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Is There a Recipe For Culture Change? 


Is there a recipe for culture change? The Green House 'recipe' for culture change uses many ingredients. These include specific environmental features, like an open kitchen and private bathrooms, and also re-conceptualized staff (or Shahbazim) roles. Other nursing homes that ...



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Highlighting THE GREEN HOUSE® Project Team: Heather Marshall, Project Manager 



Heather fondly remembers her childhood and much of that happiness in her life is because her Grandparents were so involved in her upbringing.  In fact for a long time Heather thought she had two Moms-her Mom and her other "mom" which was her Grandmother! 


Her Grandmother worked in the school system as a Truant Officer, so Heather would not only spend time at home with her, she was ...



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Anna Ortigara
Mary Hopfner-Thomas
Rachel Scher

Published monthly to share information with providers, elders and others about THE GREEN HOUSE® Project, a new and innovative approach to long-term, skilled nursing care. To learn more, visit www.thegreenhouseproject.org.

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