GHP June 2017

30 GHP / June 2017 , Light of Hearts Villa was established in 1989, by the Vincentian Sisters of Charity of Bedford, Ohio. The Light of Hearts Villa mission is rooted in the spirit and charism of St. Vincent DePaul and St. Louise de Marillac, who founded the first ministry to the elderly in the mid-1600’s. In 1987, the concept of an independent and assisted living residence was unheard of, unless it was connected to a nursing home. But the Vincentian Sisters knew there were seniors that needed a supportive environment, whose health needed some monitoring, but who did not require nursing home care. They transformed the high school building into an award-winning, senior residential living and community outreach services facility. On September 1st 1989, that dream came to life when the first residents moved in to suite number one. The Vincentian Sisters envisioned Light of Hearts Villa as the best in senior living. The sisters wanted the residents to be ‘light of heart’ and to thrive in their new home. They wanted their families and the greater community to know Light of Hearts Villa stood for something special and would not settle for less than nurturing the treasured lives of the residents. With God’s help, these dreams have become the organisation’s hallmark over the years. GEX17016 Best Assisted Living Executive Director - Ohio Light ofHeartsVillaspecialises inindependent andassisted living; short-termrespite stays and memorycare. Following theirmuch-deservedsuccess inreceiving theBestAssistedLivingExecutive Director–Ohioaccolade,weprofiled theworkof thiswonderful organisation,whichismarkedby charityand love forall people, regardlessof their faithor circumstances inlife. Light of Hearts Villa operated under the sole sponsorship of the Vincentian Sisters until August 2001, when the sisters formed a 50/50 Partnership with the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. In June 2004, the Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Today, with the active support and sponsorship of these two communities of Women Religious, the mission and vision of Light of Hearts Villa continues to be enhanced and strengthened. Light of Hearts Villa includes 90 apartments, a large dining room, chapel, multiple gathering areas, spacious activity centre and beautiful grounds. All suites include a kitchenette, private bath/shower, wireless nurse call system and other amenities. Today, the active support and co-sponsorship of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and the Sisters of Charity Health System, allow the mission and vision of Light of Hearts Villa to be enhanced and strengthened. Sisters of Charity Health System In 2009, the Sisters of Charity Health System assumed management of Light of Hearts Villa. The Sisters of Charity Health System continues the congregation’s faith-based legacy of high quality, compassionate care in partnership with its co-ministers, who are the heart and hands of the ministry. The health system includes five acute care Catholic hospitals, two skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, three grant making foundations, and six health and human services organisations in Ohio and South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity Health System embodies the values and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and their mission to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Lighting the way for senior care, Light of Hearts Villa provides premier senior residential living services. They offer compassionate, faith-based, mission-driven and person- centred care that is individualised to meet the special needs of you and your loved ones. Light of Hearts Villa serves seniors 60+ years of age of all faiths on a picturesque campus in historic Bedford, Ohio. They specialise in independent and assisted living; short-term respite stays and memory care. Suites are spacious with full kitchenettes, 24-hour nursing assistance, chef- prepared meals and personalised support services. Light of Hearts Villa is a 501(c)3 Licensed Residential Care Facility that is a co-sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Sisters of Charity Health System includes five acute care Catholic hospitals, two skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, three grant making foundations, and six health and human services organisations in Ohio and South Carolina. Compassionate, faith- based care Guided by their faith, the organisation strives to provide an enhanced, enriched quality of life for older adults and their families. Light of Hearts Villa’s community lifestyle includes: • Catholic Mass five days a week and daily Rosary in their chapel; • A beautiful, peaceful environment with lovely grounds and outdoor gardens; • Companionship of friends; • A caring and dedicated staff and; • A broad range of quality of life programming. Our mission In closing, there can be no doubt that Light of Hearts Villa are devoted to providing premier senior residential living and community outreach services. Through their faith-based values, they affirm the integrity of each person and encourage them on their journey of aging. Company: Light of Hearts Villa Name: Elizabeth Hinckle Email: [email protected] lightofheartsvilla.org Web Address: www. lightofheartsvilla.org Address: 283 Union Street Bedford, Ohio 44146 Telephone: +1 440 232 1991

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