Top Michigan Senior Living Organizations Finalize $150 Million Affiliation

Top Michigan Senior Living Organizations Finalize $150 Million Affiliation

Two of Michigan’s top-rated senior living organizations finalized their decision to affiliate at a press conference and official signing event held this morning at LeadingAge Michigan.

United Methodist Retirement Communities, Inc. (UMRC) and Porter Hills Presbyterian Village, Inc. (PH) have entered an agreement, effective today, to come together under shared governance and leadership. Together, UMRC, PH and their affiliates now represent a $150 million organization that serves more than 6,700 older Michigan adults annually across 22 counties in the lower peninsula.

Groundbreaking Celebration with Rep. Debbie Dingell

Debbie Dingle with two others wearing hard hats and holding shovels

On March 27, 2018, Huron Valley PACE celebrated the groundbreaking for a building addition! We are grateful to the Foundation of United Methodist Retirement Communities and the Weinberg family for making this project possible. Special thanks to Rep. Debbie Dingell for speaking at this event and reminding us to make providing quality care for older adults a priority! Thank you to everyone who made this event a great celebration of the PACE mission!

Huron Valley PACE Breaks Ground for a New Addition!

Work has begun on a new addition to the Huron Valley PACE Day Health Center!  The expansion will double the size of the current facility.  Work is scheduled to be mostly completed by December 2018.  Generous donations from the Weinberg Foundation and United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation make the project possible.  We look forward to being able to provide services to more older adults in the Huron Valley PACE service area!

Sonja Felton and patient wearing hard hats and smiling
PACE construction site

Huron Valley PACE Welcomes New Executive Director!

Sonja Felton

 

I am very pleased to announce that Sonja Felton has accepted the position of Executive Director of Huron Valley PACE. Sonja joined HVP in 2014 and has held the positions of Medical Social Worker, Medical Social Work Manager and Center Director. She is currently serving as Interim Executive Director.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University. As a Patricia Robert Harris Fellow, she received her Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University and later attended the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work as a McGregor Fellow in Geriatric Social Work receiving her Masters in Social Work.

Originally from North Carolina, she and her husband have lived in Michigan the past 15 years with their daughter (a junior at Hope College) and son (a freshman at Brown University). Interestingly, Sonja has a twin sister – Sonia!

When asked her goals for her new position she replied:

"My goal is to lead Huron Valley PACE to new heights of success and ELEVATION. I am excited about the opportunity to expand our organization, become a leader in elder healthcare in our community, become a nationally recognized PACE organization, and also, to provide visionary leadership to the organization."

Please join me in congratulating Sonja on her new position!

Lori Potter, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer                                                         United Methodist Retirement Communities

Huron Valley PACE Fall Open House 2017

The National PACE Association (NPA) has announced that September is National PACE Month. This will be the first year of what we hope will become an annual event.  The theme of the first National PACE Month will be "PACE: Delivering Independence" to celebrate the role of transportation in the PACE model of care. The ability to provide transportation is unique among long-term care providers. The contributions that drivers make to the PACE interdisciplinary team highlight the central role that the team plays in delivering care and services in PACE.  We hope that National PACE Month will generate more public interest in learning about the benefits of PACE.(npaonline.org)   Come to the Huron Valley PACE Open House for food, tours, and an inside look at PACE transportation! Need more information? Call us at 734-572-5777.

The National PACE Association (NPA) has announced that September is National PACE Month. This will be the first year of what we hope will become an annual event.

The theme of the first National PACE Month will be "PACE: Delivering Independence" to celebrate the role of transportation in the PACE model of care. The ability to provide transportation is unique among long-term care providers. The contributions that drivers make to the PACE interdisciplinary team highlight the central role that the team plays in delivering care and services in PACE.

We hope that National PACE Month will generate more public interest in learning about the benefits of PACE.(npaonline.org)

Come to the Huron Valley PACE Open House for food, tours, and an inside look at PACE transportation! Need more information? Call us at 734-572-5777.