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Fresh Perspectives Blog


What’s Your Why? Maria West

August 26, 2019

“Even if our individuals don’t complete a task like others would, it doesn’t mean that they’re incapable of succeeding. Along these same lines, just because an individual doesn’t use words to communicate, it doesn’t mean they’re incapable of communicating. It’s important for people to understand that our individuals are just people who happen to need. . .

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What’s Your Why? Sr. Marge Kloos, SC

July 25, 2019

Sister Marge Kloos, a Sister of Charity, began her engagement with St. Joseph Home (SJH) more than thirty years ago as a young sister and volunteer. She now proudly serves on the SJH Board of Directors. In talking with Sr. Marge, it’s easy to witness her passion for St. Joseph Home. We can learn so. . .

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What’s Your Why? Lashawnda Cofield

July 8, 2019

This month for “What’s Your Why?”, we direct our focus towards Lashawnda Cofield, Dietary Aide on St. Joseph Home’s Main Campus. Lashawnda came to SJH by chance after coming across an ad in the newspaper at the local grocery store, of all places! Coming from a background in food service and management, she was looking. . .

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What’s Your Why? Erica Haven

June 3, 2019

For the past three years, Erica Haven has had the privilege of being a part of the St. Joseph Home family while working as a DSP at our Day Program in Blue Ash. Before taking the job at St. Joseph Home, Erica had a deep well of experiences with children, seniors, and children with disabilities. . .

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What’s Your Why? Samantha Mosteller

April 25, 2019

This month, we are excited to focus on Samantha Mosteller and what drives her work in our community. Sam began her story with St. Joseph Home in early 2015 as an overnight nursing supervisor on our main residential campus. Since then, she has taken on many other important roles including Nurse Manager and Assistant Respite. . .

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What’s Your Why? Dan Connors

March 6, 2019

In the upcoming months, St. Joseph Home will be focusing on the question of WHY in relation to its staff and volunteers. The staff and volunteers who have worked alongside our residents have learned from and shared experiences with them, gaining different perspectives about what it means to be part of something greater than themselves.. . .

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Pillars in Action: Heritage

October 18, 2018

Our incoming board chair, Ann Keefe, recently shared some of her thoughts regarding the SJH Community and its 145 year heritage with the 2018 Golf Classic and Celebration guests… When I was asked to speak about what St. Joseph Home means to me, I began reflecting back to grade school and high school where I. . .

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Pillars In Action: Servant Leadership

September 14, 2018

As many of you are aware this is National Direct Support Professional recognition week.  This is a week where we at St. Joseph Home, along with the rest of the nation, recognize the dedication and accomplishments of the hard-working Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce and express our gratefulness for their contributions and differences they make. . .

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Pillars In Action: Gentle Presence

August 1, 2018

Lately you may have noticed that the ceiling tiles within the resident cottages have become a lot more colorful!  We have a group of gifted staff who have been creating beautiful works of art by personalizing a ceiling tile for each resident in all of the cottages.  I was just astounded when I saw some. . .

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Pillars In Action: Servant Leadership

June 18, 2018

Recently, Rick Theders was awarded a 2018 Voices of Giving Award by the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council.  He has been an unwavering force here at St. Joseph Home.  Not only has he provided professional guidance as the Chair of our Board of Trustees for the past two years, but he also serves as a. . .

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