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Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead: Resident Voices

By Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, MEd, PhD, Broadmead Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Broadmead's commitment to diversity has been ingrained since its founding as a Quaker-values based continuing care retirement community; yet Broadmead has become more intentional with its focus on diversity and inclusion over the last several years.

During two recent panel discussions on Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead, we highlighted the stories of current residents and provided a space to connect with prospective residents. Current residents shared an array of experiences prior to living at Broadmead and discussed what it was like living in a community that valued diversity and inclusion.

During two recent panel discussions on Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead, we highlighted the stories of current residents and provided a space to connect with prospective residents. Current residents shared an array of experiences prior to living at Broadmead and discussed what it was like living in a community that valued diversity and inclusion.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, John & Linda Mattingly

By Willy Sydnor

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Kenneth & Nancy Klueh

By Jackie Mintz

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Fred Hinze

Although a native of Brooklyn, NY, Fred Hinze has no telltale accent. He attributes that to his German father and his English major mother. Fred graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in economics and earned an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. When military service beckoned, Fred chose to do alternative service at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Towson. He says he was first treated like an Army private, helping with billing. To his surprise, this turned into a career as he rose to become Vice President of Finance, retiring in 1996. A late career pleasure was working to attract stand-alone community-based mental health programs to the Sheppard Pratt Health System.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Bob Goren & Nancy Moore

By Jackie Mintz

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Victor Fisher

Victor Fisher credits his attendance at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, with providing discipline and stimulating his intellectual curiosity, both traits essential to his academic career in anthropology and archaeology. After receiving a B.A. in philosophy from Bucknell in 1957, he pursued graduate study at Penn State in sociology and obtained a Ph.D. in anthropology from Union Institute & University in 2002.

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New Dining Facilities Take Shape

By Ed Hirschmann and Jackie Mintz

For Broadmead residents who have been waiting, the completion of the dining room facilities is in sight. By the end of May, construction in the new Bistro should be completed, and the renovated and enlarged Holly Terrace will follow, according to George Pattee, Director of Capital Projects and Master Planning. At some point in the coming year, after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, Broadmead residents will be able to belly up to the bar at the Bistro, and residents will be dining together in the Holly Terrace.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Maryann & Jack Busse

By Jackie Mintz

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Alice Cherbonnier & Sumner Clarren

By Jackie Mintz

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Esther Tanui, RN, MSN, as Director of Assisted Living

Esther Tanui, RN, MSN, the new Director of Assisted Living, will have responsibility for both Taylor and Darlington, which is the recently opened assisted living dementia unit. She comes to Broadmead from an assisted living center in Towson, where she was Director of Nursing for a 23-resident memory care unit. That experience made Broadmead a logical next step.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Nelson & Roslyn Hyman

By Elsa Collins

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Martin and Marnie Pilachowski

By Kathleen Truelove

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Ann Hill

By Willy Sydnor

Born and brought up in Mississippi, Ann Hill went to college in Colorado. She met her future husband, David, at the University of Colorado, where she was an English major and he was studying geophysics. Ann’s parents had also met in Colorado when her father was attending the Colorado School of Mines.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Leslie Glickman

By Jackie Mintz

Leslie Glickman’s life has been deeply shaped by her work and experience as a physical therapist. Starting out as a clinician at the Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital, she specialized in rehabilitation with adults and children. She eventually moved from clinical work into teaching and management.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Trevor & Fay Sewell

By Dosia Laeyendecker

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Introducing Jennifer Schilpp, Broadmead’s New Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Broadmead is pleased to announce that Jennifer Schilpp has joined our community as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In her new role, Jennifer will be responsible for all financial, accounting and information technology aspects of the Broadmead community, including payroll, asset and investment management, budgeting and forecasting, capital/debt management, insurance risk management, as well as holding a key role in strategic and master planning.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Susan O’Connor

By Elsa Collins

Susan O’Connor is accustomed to moving. Raised in West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina, she graduated from Towson High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, and earned a master’s degree in English from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Frederick & Patricia Yardley

By Elsa Collins

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Residents Active as Volunteers

By Gwen Marable

Broadmead has a history of voluntarism. At one time, residents worked in the Outpatient Department and read menus and poured water for patients on Hallowell. Sara Moore, Volunteer Coordinator, reports that in 2020 a total of 2,263 hours were donated by 166 volunteers, of whom 30 were residents. Other volunteers came from all over the county and various local communities. These activities represent only a fraction of the volunteer activities that residents are engaged in outside of Broadmead.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Carolyn Riefle

Born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park, Carolyn Riefle attended Hood College, which she loved, and majored in education. After graduation she taught early childhood education: pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Marsha Howes & William Hakkarinen
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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Jen Hobbins

Jen Hobbins grew up on a farm north of Broadmead. She attended Pembroke College in Providence, RI (now merged with Brown University), but transferred after two years to the University of Pennsylvania because of its innovative teaching preparation for those wanting to teach in an urban setting. This experience enabled Jen to lead a Head Start Center in Washington, DC, where she met and fell in love with Tom Hobbins, a physician at the National Institutes of Health.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Resident, Elizabeth Iacovone Legenhausen

Elizabeth “Betty” Legenhausen’s life has been devoted to education. She began her professional career by teaching elementary grades in New York, Rhode Island, Maine, and Maryland.

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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, John Griffith & Hazel Bowman-Griffith
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7 Common Drugs That Are Toxic for Your Brain

By Leslie Kernisan, MD for Next Avenue

Want to keep your brain — or the brain of someone you love — as healthy as possible?

Of course you do. So you've been learning about what to do: what kind of physical exercise to try, what kind of brain games to play, what kinds of foods to eat, what kinds of supplements to take, what kind of sleep to get.

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The Best Exercises for Introverts and Extroverts

By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue

The ability to stick with an exercise program largely lies in finding an activity you enjoy.

Extroverts and introverts each find happiness in different approaches. Forcing yourself into a workout that makes you uncomfortable isn't likely to lead to success.

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What I Learned During a Year Without a Dog

By Barbara Twardowski for Next Avenue

Unloading the dishwasher, I dropped a plastic cup and watched it roll across the floor. For a moment, I expected our golden retriever, Teddy, to come bouncing into the kitchen, grab the cup and challenge me to a game of chase. He didn't.

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Remembering the Wit of Erma Bombeck

By Richard Harris for Next Avenue

Even at 9-years-old, Margaret (Peggy) and Allison Engel were avid newspaper readers. Each morning, the twin sisters from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, would spread the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the floor and devour the comics together — so neither could get a jump on the other.

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Why Smart People Fall for Investment Scams

By Tom Ajamie and Bruce Kelly for Next Avenue

There are many reasons why we fall for investment scams. As we understand and realize these factors, we are less likely to fall prey to investment scamsters — who we call "financial serial killers."

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The 15 Songs That Defined the Boomer Generation

By Doug Bradley for Next Avenue

We each have our own life soundtrack, especially those of us who grew up in the heyday of rock 'n' roll. Mine is heavily influenced by growing up in 1950s Philadelphia with an older brother (not a boomer) who sang with street-corner doo-wop groups and danced on American Bandstand.

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Fiftysomething Diet: Is Canola Oil Safe?

By Maureen Callahan for Next Avenue

The American Heart Association recommends cooking with oils like canola because they are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, the kind that don't clog arteries. Home cooks prize canola oil for its neutral flavor, making it a versatile choice for everything from baking to pan frying.

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Martin Trueblood and the Original Master Plan

By Jackie Mintz

Broadmead's first Executive Director, Martin Trueblood, who oversaw the creation and building of the Broadmead Retirement Community, died on April 13, 2020, at the age of 94. Hired in 1976, he presided over the construction of the community and its formative first years.

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Broadmead to Create Centers of Excellence in Dementia Care and Health & Wellness

Broadmead, a Life Plan Community in Cockeysville, and Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC, have reached an agreement to develop, with Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists, centers of excellence in two critical areas of aging services: dementia care, and health and wellness. The creation of these centers of excellence is a natural extension of the excellence of care Broadmead has provided for the past 36 years.

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Introducing Broadmead's New Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, MEd, PhD

Broadmead is pleased to introduce Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, MEd, PhD, our new Director of Diversity and Inclusion! In this position – which is new to Broadmead – Jennifer will develop and implement new programs and strategies designed to build a more inclusive community and expand programs to a broader, culturally diverse population of older adults.

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Introducing Jennifer Schilpp, Broadmead’s New Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Broadmead is pleased to announce that Jennifer Schilpp has joined our community as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In her new role, Jennifer will be responsible for all financial, accounting and information technology aspects of the Broadmead community, including payroll, asset and investment management, budgeting and forecasting, capital/debt management, insurance risk management, as well as holding a key role in strategic and master planning.

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Introducing Yolanda Johnson, Broadmead's New VP of Human Resources

Broadmead is pleased to introduce our new Vice President of Human Resources, Yolanda Johnson! Yolanda comes to Broadmead with a wealth of experience in both human resources and Life Care (CCRC) administration. Transitioning to Broadmead from a large, multi-site senior living organization, Yolanda is excited to now have the opportunity to play a larger role in developing the future of the community as a whole.

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