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The Value of Self-Care

Turn on the television or pick up a newspaper and not much has changed since the initial news of the pandemic outbreak in 2020. The isolation, social distancing and quarantine still remain and they have taken a toll on our mental health. According to a Washington Post article, a federal emergency hotline for people in emotional distress registered more than a 1,000 percent increase in calls in April 2020 as compared with the same time last year.

The following self-care strategy will help you navigate through the uncertainty of the pandemic and its effects. Self-care is defined as, "a multidimensional, multifaceted process of purposeful engagement in strategies that promote healthy functioning and enhance well-being." (source) There are five types of self-care:  physical, social, mental, spiritual, and emotional (source). FSA members have remained resilient and pivoted to meet these challenges. They have continued to offer current programs with a twist or added new virtual programs to support their residents.

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Member Spotlight: Rowntree Gardens

Rowntree Gardens was seeking how to best serve their Memory Care community and a September 2018 visit from Dr. Cameron Camp launched a pivotal shift to their approach. Dr. Camp has taken the Montessori teaching method that is traditionally used on young children and retooled it to help people with dementia and other memory disorders to regain some of their skills. Rowntree Gardens received their gold level Montessori Inspired Lifestyle® certification in December of 2019.

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Investigations and Remedial Measures

Elements of an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program
The Seventh Element: Investigations and Remedial Measures

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Discipline for Noncompliance

Elements of an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program
The Sixth Element: Discipline for Noncompliance

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Monitoring, Auditing and Internal Reporting Systems

 Elements of an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program:
Monitoring, Auditing, and Internal Reporting Systems

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Member Spotlight: Barclay Friends

New on the campus of Barclay Friends is the Preston Building, which is named after the 19th Century Quaker activist and physician, Ann Preston. This project was fast-tracked and went from design to construction within a year. On August 20, the community celebrated the grand opening, with more than 150 people raising their glasses for a virtual toast at the ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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Diversity Builds Strong Communities

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. ~Mahatma Gandhi

As member organizations seek to understand and foster conversation about diversity and inclusion, FSA has aimed to support their efforts from a perspective anchored in values. To underscore our commitment, we have offered several workshops and partnered with members to facilitate conversations in order to understand diversity, equity and inclusion.
 
In June and July, nearly 200 participants joined in a Virtual Community Gathering to discuss “Race in America.” FSA members were able to pause, reflect and engage in meaningful dialogue about race in America through the lens of Quaker values. In addition, FSA offers tools and resources for members to initiate race conversations that incorporates the Quaker Values.

Many FSA member organizations have concentrated on diversity efforts throughout the years.  Here are a few shared in the Diversity Peer Group.  We welcome you to join us for the next peer group on Ouch that Stereotype Hurts on February 25.



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Tech Talk

More than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated*. Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks, putting them at risk for dementia and other medical conditions.

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FSA Internship Summer 2020

FSA’s Internship Program offers the next generation the opportunity to work and live in a Life Plan Community/CCRC. This unique experience allows students to align their interests and career paths as well as to develop practical skillsets, teamwork and industry knowledge.

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