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24 Jul: Ives Hill Retirement Community Visitation Suspension Extended to Include Congregate Building

Heritage President and CEO, Lisa Haglund, shared earlier this week that Ives Hill, a Heritage senior living community in Watertown, New York, has a staff member who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in their senior living community. She stated that at this time, that staff member is still the only positive test for Ives Hill. In accordance with HIPAA…

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23 Jul: Heritage Confirms Positive COVID-19 Test at Ives Hill Retirement Community

Heritage President and CEO, Lisa Haglund, confirmed today that Ives Hill, a Heritage senior living community in Watertown, New York, has a staff member who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in their senior living community. Haglund stated, “The staff member who tested positive is currently in quarantine, and will not return to work at Ives Hill until further notice….

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17 Jul: Enriched Housing Visitation Policy Update

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide, the safety and health of our residents and staff continues to be of the utmost importance. Staff are monitored daily upon arrival for work and wear surgical masks and eye protection, such as face shields, to limit the transmission of COVID-19 from potential asymptomatic employees. Staff at The Lodge receive mandatory…

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16 Jul: New CEO Leads in Caring for Frontline Workers at Ives Hill

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries President and CEO, shared details this week on her new initiative, “Feeding the Hearts of Heroes”, at Ives Hill Retirement Community, a Heritage senior living community in Watertown, NY. Haglund stated, “The work our employees do each day is heroic, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have worked tirelessly. During this difficult and often stressful…

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13 May: Heritage Ministries Confirms New Permanent President and CEO of Organization

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has confirmed Lisa Haglund as the permanent President and CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. Lisa previously served Heritage as the Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Development across all communities in four states. Lisa began her career with Northwest Bank, a ten billion dollar corporation, for over twenty years,…

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17 Apr: Heritage Ministries Announces Executive Change

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has named Lisa Haglund as the interim CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. She will replace previous CEO, David Smeltzer. She stated, “Each employee at Heritage plays an important role every day, but especially as we face the recent events unfolding surrounding COVID-19. I am both honored and blessed to…

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06 Jan: Improving Eating Habits

Changing the way you eat doesn’t sound too difficult. But, if you’ve been doing something for most of your life, and now you’re in your 60s or older, that can be pretty daunting. What helps is to have a partner to help you. Those residing within retirement communities that provide three nutritious and delicious meals each day enjoy such a…

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17 Nov: Veteran Residents at Ives Hill Honored

Veterans Day has passed, but Ives Hill continues to honor its residents who served. More than a dozen residents in attendance Saturday served in World War II. The guest speaker, Major General Miyako Schanley, is honoring her mother, an Ives Hill resident whose military career was cut short when she became pregnant. Schanley says her experiences in the military have…