Stepping Up to the Pulpit

Parker recreation assistant Patricia Romagna is a divinity student at Seton Hall. In her free time, she provides ecumenical religious services at Parker at Monroe on alternating Sundays. Here is her story.

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A Brief History of Parker at McCarrick

The journey began in 1981, when leaders of St. Peter's Medical Center saw a clear need for a nursing home in the area. Learn more about this history of Parker at McCarrick

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Parallel Histories Between Parker and Social Work

March is National Social Work Month. Roberto Muñiz, President and CEO of Parker, shares an interesting parallel between the history of Parker and the history of social work.

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'Model Couple' Celebrates 71st Wedding Anniversary

Ed and Frieda Cohen built an exceptional marriage together, founded on a true sense of partnership and mutual respect.  Now residents of Parker at Stonegate assisted living in Highland Park, they recently marked their 71st wedding anniversary surrounded by admiring staff and new friends, also receiving warm greetings from local friends in the community.

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Resident Volunteerism Rewards Both Giver and Recipient

Everyone wants to be needed. Human beings are fulfilled when we have a job that benefits others in any way, whether we clean houses, teach children, run a business, or perform heart surgery. All religions clearly state that we should give to others who are not as fortunate as ourselves. When a person become a mature adult and begins receiving care or is moving to a long-term care residence, you might assume that he or she now benefits from other people’s beneficence. However, no matter how or fragile a person becomes, even if they can no longer live on their own, they often still want to find a way to give back and live a purposeful, meaningful life.

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