November 2013

Adopted youth makes sure other children don’t have to ‘trash’ belongings

As a child, Angel Gring-Vazquez moved seven times—from one foster home to another—toting all of his possessions in large green garbage bags. And he wasn’t the only child to move this way; like Gring-Vazquez, many children in foster care don’t own luggage.

Luther Crest resident celebrates 107 years

Some centenarians joke they have lived long, healthy lives despite “doing everything wrong.” Eleanor Bechtel, a Luther Crest resident who recently celebrated her 107th birthday, says she never exercised and enjoys wine and chocolate.

Resident’s musical contributions honored with original score

The residents of Cumberland Crossings, a Diakon Senior Living Community in Carlisle, Pa., have long enjoyed the musical contributions of their own Janet Clark, so when the opportunity to honor her presented itself, one resident jumped at the chance.