Brothers of Mercy Resident Spotlight: Ann Roberson

Brothers of Mercy Resident Spotlight: Ann Roberson

Having been a Senior Apartments resident for the past 8 years, Ann is considered by all to be a sincere treasure to this community. Until recently, Ann has been our cook and ‘baker extraordinaire’ for all of the community functions.  Her delicacies have graced the tables of our dinner parties, coffee hours and food-centered events. If residents knew that Ann’s lemon pie, pineapple cheesecake, or famous turnovers were on the menu, attendance was always at full capacity!

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Brothers of Mercy Announces New Administrator

Brothers of Mercy Announces New Administrator

Ms. McDonald has over 20 years of experience working at Sacred Heart, where she has held the positions of Director of Health Services and Assistant Administrator for the past 13 years. In her new position, Ms. McDonald will oversee Sacred Heart Home as it migrates from its current 57,000-sq.-ft. location into a new, 92,000-sq.ft. location on the Brothers of Mercy Wellness Campus. With doors expected to open in the summer of 2020, Sacred Heart’s expansion will include the addition of 26 beds, totaling 96, and service lines will grow to include Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care.

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June Marks Exciting Anniversaries for Brothers of Mercy

June Marks Exciting Anniversaries for Brothers of Mercy

June 28th Marks 95 years of The Brothers of Mercy serving  WNY

Founded over 160 years ago in Germany, the Brothers of Mercy’s profound origin story stems from a humble mission: to honor Christ through service those most in need – the sick, poor and aged. Since the 1850’s, professed Brothers have dedicated their lives to a legacy which has touched countless lives, and spanned the generations, as well as the globe (including parts of Europe, Asia, Brazil and the U.S.).

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Memorial Day & Military Appreciation Month

Memorial Day & Military Appreciation Month

As a youngster, I remember the patriotic parade that passed by our house on Memorial Day. In our yard: an American flag flying high on the pole and a beautiful bed of red tulips surrounding it. I would stand in awe, watching the men and women of all ages march by in their uniforms, representing all branches of the armed forces. I’d get goose bumps, realizing that many of them marching were remembering fallen comrades. I couldn’t help but think what each of them were willing to do for our country, and the resulting freedoms we have.

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Brothers of Mercy resident Stephan Lewy honored as Erie County Senior of the Year

Brothers of Mercy resident Stephan Lewy honored as Erie County Senior of the Year

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Personnel Timothy Hogues presented Stephan Lewy with the 2019 “Erie County Senior of the Year” award on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Brothers of Mercy Wellness Campus. An author, lecturer, and presenter for the Erie County Department of Senior Services’ University Express program, Mr. Lewy is a Holocaust survivor and U.S. Army veteran. Now retired at 93, he volunteers with the local Holocaust Resource Center and shares his personal story with schoolchildren around Erie County; his presentations highlight the consequences of hatred.

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Thank you to our Nurses!

Thank you to our Nurses!

Happy National Nurses Week! May 6th-12th, 2019 by Mary Wallen National Nurses week is celebrated each year to bring awareness and to honor the important role nurses have in our lives and the healthcare profession. After years of education, performing nursing care...

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April is Occupational Therapy Month!

Our Brothers of Mercy occupational therapy department employees are amazingly dedicated professional individuals! OTs and COTAs at Brothers of Mercy provide patients with important hands‐on experiences in an environment that is staged with full‐scale bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, laundry, and garden set-ups.

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April is Stress Awareness Month!

April is Stress Awareness Month!

There are some simple ways to deal with stress that may be something we can all try:-Listen to music: it can help calm activity in the brain-Exercise! Just a 5 minute brisk walk can start to calm your mind-Reduce caffeine intake (sorry Tim Hortons, we all love you!)

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Remembering Brother Xavier O’Neill

Brother Xavier’s work touched countless lives, spanned the generations and took him around the globe. He cared for newborn infants, the sick & dying, and everyone in between. Born Donald Arthur O’Neill in Wyandotte, Mich., one of seven children, he joined the Brothers of Mercy after graduating from high school without ever visiting the community. He professed his first vows on Sept. 8, 1945, and his final vows on Sept. 8, 1951. He studied at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse and later a certified registered nurse anesthetist, which he considered to be his proudest accomplishments.

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Nursing Home Care: A Broader Perspective

Nursing Home Care: A Broader Perspective

At times, the word “Nursing Home” can have a negative connotation, and conjure up thoughts of abandonment or guilt.  This negativity can sometimes be supported because of the quality of care (or lack of care) that has happened at certain facilities, as recently evidenced in the news. We are fortunate at Brothers of Mercy to have a Five Star rating, and consider it a privilege to serve our residents.

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Christmas at Brothers of Mercy

Christmas at Brothers of Mercy

The Christmas season at Brothers of Mercy is one of the best times of the year! Our entire Wellness Campus transforms into a serene winter wonderland: the evergreen trees are decorated with festive Christmas lights, our 126 acres are blanketed in beautiful snowfall, and an excited buzz fills the air as we anticipate the birth of Jesus. Residents and staff alike begin planning exciting Christmas festivities, including holiday parties, Christmas caroling, cookie decorating, gift exchanges and more!

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Brothers of Mercy’s Sacred Heart Home hosts Pet Therapy Program

Brothers of Mercy’s Sacred Heart Home hosts Pet Therapy Program

The dogs and their owners travel from room to room, interacting and chatting with residents, or sometimes spending a quiet moment together as residents peacefully pet the dogs. The sensitive natures of these remarkable canines make them highly attuned to the residents’ various emotional needs. They can sense whether a tender nuzzle, playful trick or simply resting their heads upon a lap is needed. These visits have been highly beneficial for not only residents, but staff members as well. A quick visit with these guys provides a nice little boost of delight, and in some cases, can even acts as a stress reliever.

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What is Spiritual Care?

What is Spiritual Care?

  By Renée Villa, Brothers of Mercy Campus Director of Spiritual Care “When I was hungry you fed me” (Matthew 25:35). Hunger is not always food related. We hunger for comfort, support and the presence of God. What comes to mind when you hear the words “Spiritual...

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Follow Us on Social Media!

Follow Us on Social Media!

We're Getting Social! Did you know that we have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn accounts? Be sure to follow us to get updates on the BOM campus, job openings, events, The Brothers, and more! And our official Brothers of Mercy Blog is where we post...

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Ten tips on aging

Ten tips on aging

The following ten tips are all based on the latest research into aging, and are accessible and affordable for everyone according to Marc Agronin, M.D., a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Medical School, is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist....

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