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Membership does have its privileges with Lehigh Valley Aging in Place. LVAIP is recognized throughout the Lehigh Valley as THE place where trusted and respected companies and organizations provide advice and resources to help seniors live as safe and independent as possible.

Members can join committees that educate, inform, and give back to our communities by volunteering. At LVAIP Events and Mixers, you can create and strengthen the high value relationships with other members helping to serve our seniors. To see if you qualify for membership in LVAIP, please go to our membership page and complete the online application.

For information on Community Education please click here.

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As a person reaches a point in life - due to age or early disability -- where walking up and down stairs becomes difficult, the benefits of a power stair lift are more obvious: The lift can move a person up and down stairs. But there are other benefits, as well. A power stair lift:

  1. Reduces the risk of falling. A power stair lift can be installed proactively -- while the person is still able to maneuver on stairs. However, most stair lifts are ordered when people are in the hospital or a rehabilitation facility and cannot return to a home with multiple levels. When it is physically impossible for a person to get up and down the stairs, a stair lift isn't just a preventative measure, but a necessity.
  2. Gives peace of mind to the caregiver or family member.

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Arden Courts hosts groundbreaking for 65-bed Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Community

Arden court groundbreaking

HCR ManorCare announces the groundbreaking for Arden Courts – Old Orchard, on the campus with Old Orchard Health Care Center. Arden Courts features 24-hour care for residents with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Arden Courts offers residents specialized programming designed to optimize their dignity and independence, all within in a safe and nurturing environment. The expected opening date for the new facility is Winter, 2015.

WHAT:          Groundbreaking ceremony with Arden Courts & Community leaders

WHERE       4100 Freemansburg Avenue, Easton, PA

WHEN:          Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Paul Vranesic, Manager of Market Development, 717.418.8640

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Senior Move Manager Jill Kearney Presents to Industry Professionals at AmericasMart Atlanta

“How to take advantage of a niche’ market that is growing to the tune of 3.5 million customers a year,” was the subject of a presentation to real estate stagers and decorators at the semi-annual AmericasMart event in Atlanta.  “At a time when so many boomers aged 55+ are moving to a more care-free lifestyle in modern senior communities, there is much to do to get the current house sold and to get themselves moved,” says local Lehigh Valley business woman, Jill Kearney.

Kearney founded Senior Moves by Design, a professional senior move management and real estate staging firm that helps boomers and beyond, as they transition from one home to another.  They provide services including, but not limited to, managing the physical move; services like organizing, rightsizing, selling off extra possessions, staging the current home to sell, designing the floorplans for the future home and interior decorating.  “Most senior move management companies specialize in the physical move.  We have created a unique niche’ by providing a one-stop shopping source, from managing repairs and preparing the current home to sell, all the way through artful display of collectibles in the new home,” reveals Kearney.

It is this mentality that has enabled Kearney to excel in the senior move market and earn national respect from her peers.  She was invited to present her strategy for niche’ marketing to designers at the semi-annual AmericasMart in Atlanta, who were attending a two-day conference sponsored by The Decorating and Staging Academy.

AmericasMart Atlanta is one of the world's largest permanent wholesale trade centers. Totaling over 7 million sq feet, it hosts the semi-annual Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.  It is open only to retailers and those in the design community.

Kearney and her firm, Senior Moves by Design, have moved over 200 seniors in Eastern PA, mostly by referral from senior communities and former clients.  They also partner with senior move managers in other states to coordinate long distance moves.  Jill is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Senior Move Managers and is a frequent speaker at national conferences and local senior events.  If you’re interested in having her speak at your event, visit or call 610-570-0247.  If you are a professional stager or designer and would like to connect with Jill, link up with her at

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Gatekeeper Program is enabling the community to recognize and identify seniors in need. There are an estimated 5,000 unsupported dependent seniors in Northampton and Lehigh Counties that have disabling conditions such as vision loss or walking difficulties which keep them from meeting their own basic care needs. These seniors are receiving no assistance from the government, agencies or friends and family to prepare meals, grocery shop, travel to doctor appointments, do laundry or even bathe. These seniors do not reach out for help. They are "invisible".

This year the United Way Alliance on Aging, in partnership with Catholic Charities, launched the award-winning, national best practice model, Gatekeepers. This innovative model trains employees at companies who interact with seniors during the course of a normal workday, to identify at-risk seniors and anonymously connect them to the social services and medical care they need and deserve.

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Companies that provide non-medical in-home care will be happy to know what their competitors are up to with THRIVE Media's non-medical home care benchmark report conducted in the fall of 2014 for the Lehigh Valley. The report can be characterized as an enhanced market study.

The report includes information ranging from caregiver wages to average billable hours to the top referral sources for home care companies. There is much more information available that helps an organization measure its performance to its peer group.

Over 30 non-medical home care organizations in the Lehigh Valley, PA were contacted for this survey. Not every organization met the qualifications for the survey group to be included in this report. Also, not all respondents answered each question. In many cases, this is attributed to the respondent not knowing the answer. Most participants in the survey answered at least 85% of the questions.

Click here to download a preview. To obtain a copy of the report call 855-233-7034.

The survey was conducted via telephone and allowed THRIVE to ask follow-up questions and gain more insight into industry trends, best practices, challenges and opportunities. Additional and extensive research was done on the trends and best practices including interviews with local and state government offices, nonprofits, national professional organizations, research companies and other organizations that work with non-medical home care organizations.

To discuss this report or purchase the full executive version, contact THRIVE for more information at 855-233-7034 or

THRIVE Media specializes in building brands for health and senior care organizations through communication, content and analytics.

Upcoming LVAIP Events

14 Nov 2018
04:00PM - 06:00PM
November Mixer

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