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2016 Home Helper Franchise Award Ceremony

2016 Lobby Day

Our President, Lynn Gardini, and other Administrative Staff Members ( Lori Berkheimer, Robert Claycomb, and Ann Knab) went to the 2016 Lobby day in Hershey, PA.

Below are some pictures of the 2016 Lobby Day!

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Presidents and Bold Diamond Award

Central Penn. Senior Care Agency Earns National Accolades

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Penn. – May 2016 – Home Helpers of Central Pennsylvania has been recognized with two national awards by the national network of in-home care agencies. The local office recently was awarded the President’s Award and the Bold Diamond Award at the Home Helpers National Conference in Nashville.

The President’s Award recognizes a local provider that consistently demonstrates commitment to their community and to the professional caregiving industry. Recipients are applauded for their combination of efficient business operations in a spirit of cooperation with the communities they serve.

In presenting the award, Home Helpers President and CEO Emma Dickison noted several accomplishments of the Central Pennsylvania office in 2015, including becoming certified as a Home Helpers Training Center, achieving a high level of quality assurance and compliance, and sponsors several community education and outreach efforts including the Home Helpers Bike Run.

“We’re very gratified by this national recognition of our efforts and proud of the success we’ve enjoyed and the service we’ve provided to Central Pennsylvania families,” said Lynn Gardini, president of Home Helpers Central Pennsylvania. “This award is shared with our caring professionals who everyday fulfill our mission to be the extended family when the family can’t be there.”

The Bold Diamond Award recognizes the leadership of Home Helpers Central Pennsylvania for contributions to the professionalism and quality assurance in the home-care industry. The local office was singled out for its commitment to best business practices and for identifying growth opportunities both for their business and for their professional staff.

People Playing Cards

Presidents Award

The named winner of the Home Helpers President’s Award for 2015 was Lynn Gardini of Hollidaysburg, PA. Lynn has created a supportive atmosphere throughout her staff, which is why her office is known for providing the best homecare in the area. She already incorporates many of the ONE attributes that we’re asking all owners to commit to for the coming year. Her many achievements include:

  • Serving as a Home Helpers Certified Training Center
  • Included in the 2015 CEO Masters’ Club
  • Participating in a Growth Group
  • Becoming a 7 Star Quality Assurance recipient
  • Sponsoring a Home Helpers Bike Run

But perhaps more than any of that, Lynn’s assistance with another Home Helpers franchise owner shows amazing compassion and commitment to the brand. Jeff Fix, an owner in Red Lion, PA, died unexpectedly last year. During this very difficult time, Lynn made the 3-hour drive to help Jeff’s wife, Bella, keep her business running. Here’s just some of what Bella wrote about Lynn:

You were an answer to my prayers that I prayed for those dark nights. Little did I know what a beautiful and awe-inspiring experience awaited me. I knew little about the files, the computer, the audit reports, the payroll . . . I watched you gracefully tackle one issue after the next, all while repeatedly reassuring me that everything would be OK . . . You truly are the most intelligent, selfless, giving and compassionate person I’ve had the honor to work with my entire life . . . I’m blessed to have you as a friend!

What an amazing story, and for having such a remarkable year, Lynn Gardini earned the President’s Award for 2015. Congratulations, Lynn!

Home Helpers Announces Community Grants

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Penn. – May 2016 – Home Helpers of Central Pennsylvania has announced the recipients of its 2016 Home Helpers Community Grants. This year we are able to donate over $2150.00 to each of 7 local Area Agencies on Aging which will be used for meals, personal care and transportation for Seniors.

The grants are funded by Home Helpers with the support of the company’s 3rd Annual Vegas in Altoona Night. That event, held in April at the United Veterans Association Club, attracted over 175 guests and raised more than $15,000 dollars.

“Serving the community is an important part of our mission,” said Lynn Gardini, president of Home Helpers Central Pennsylvania. “We’re proud of all of our caregivers, staff, guests and our client families who take the needs of our neighbors seriously enough to volunteer their time and talent to this event.” We are also very appreciative of all the community businesses, Congressman and Representatives who have generously donated to, supported and attended our fund raising and community events.

Home Helpers Central Pennsylvania was recently honored with the national President’s Award for commitment to the community including events like Vegas Night and the Home Helpers Bike Run Held in September.

Home Helpers and CCAAA employees

Home Helpers Contributes to CCAAA

The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (CCAAA, Inc.) again benefited from a local fundraiser hosted by Home Helpers. Home Helpers held a “Vegas Night” this past May which benefited not only the CCAAA but also Area Agencies on Aging in Huntington, Bedford, Fulton, Centre, and Blair Counties. The CCAAA received over $3,000 to help benefit seniors within our county.

For over seven years, Home Helpers has been proud to be a provider of in-home care services for the CCAAA. Home Helpers also offers tele-health services including blood pressure monitoring, oxygen monitoring, medication dispensers, and emergency response units. Home Helpers is a locally owned and operated business serving the six counties listed above.

Pictured (l-r) are Lori Berkheimer (HR Assistant, Home Helpers), Denise Lukens (Service Coordinator, CCAAA), and Lynn Gardini (President, Home Helpers).

For more information on the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc, please visit www.ccaaa.net. Programs and services of the Agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc, Mature Resources Foundation, local and consumer contributions and generous donations such as this.

Lynn Gardini of Home Helpers handing a check to Blair Senior Services

Home Helpers Contributes to Blair Senior Services

Blair Senior Services again benefited from a local fundraiser hosted by Home Helpers. Home Helpers held a “Vegas Night” this past May which benefited not only Blair Senior Services but also Area Agencies on Aging in Huntington, Bedford, Fulton, Centre, and Blair Counties. Blair Senior Services received a big donation to help benefit seniors within our county.

Home Helpers has been proud to be a provider of in-home care services for Blair Senior Services. Home Helpers also offers tele-health services including blood pressure monitoring, oxygen monitoring, medication dispensers, and emergency response units. Home Helpers is a locally owned and operated business serving the six counties listed above.

For more information on Blair Senior Services please go to http://www.blairsenior.org/ or call (814) 946-1235.

Home Helpers and Centre County Office on Aging Employees

HOME HELPERS CONTRIBUTES TO CENTRE COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING

The Centre County Office on Aging again benefited from a local fundraiser hosted by Home Helpers. Home Helpers held a “Vegas Night” this past May which benefited not only the Centre County Office on Aging but also Area Agencies on Aging in Huntington, Bedford, Fulton, Clearfield, and Blair Counties. The Centre County Area Agency on Aging received a donation to help benefit seniors within our county.

Home Helpers has been proud to be a provider of in-home care services for the Centre County Office on Aging. Home Helpers also offers tele-health services including blood pressure monitoring, oxygen monitoring, medication dispensers, and emergency response units. Home Helpers is a locally owned and operated business serving the six counties listed above.

For more information on the Centre County Office on Aging, please visit http://centrecountypa.gov/index.aspx?NID=342.

Home Helpers and Cambria County Area Agency on Aging employees

HOME HELPERS CONTRIBUTES TO THE CAMBRIA COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING

The Cambria County Area Agency on Aging again benefited from a local fundraiser hosted by Home Helpers. Home Helpers held a “Vegas Night” this past May which benefited not only the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging but also Area Agencies on Aging in Huntington, Bedford, Clearfield, Centre, and Blair Counties. The Cambria County Area Agency on Aging received a generous donation to help benefit seniors within our county.

Home Helpers has been proud to be a provider of in-home care services for the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging. Home Helpers also offers tele-health services including blood pressure monitoring, oxygen monitoring, medication dispensers, and emergency response units. Home Helpers is a locally owned and operated business serving the six counties listed above.

For more information on the Cambria County Area Agency on Aging, please visit http://www.cambriacountypa.gov/area-agency-on-aging.aspx.

April 2017- 4th Annual Vegas Night in Altoona

Hollidaysburg PA- April 2017 Home Helpers hosted its 4th Annual Vegas night in Altoona at the UVA! This fundraising event raised over $15,000.00 that will be donated to the local Area Agencies on Aging, the provider of services such as Meals on Wheels. Lynn Gardini, president and Owner of Home Helpers of Central PA said "I think its very important for us to give back to the community we serve, as always we are grateful to do what we do and giving back to the community allows us to show our gratitude in a way that directly impact those in our community with the greatest need".

Many local business in the area contribute to this event by donating items that are auctioned off at the events silent auction.

HOME HELPERS ANNOUNCES BRAND IDENTITY AND MARKETING AWARD RECIPIENT LYNN GARDINI

Home Helpers of Central Pennsylvania is pleased announced Lynn Gardini was a recipient of the Brand Identity and Marketing award.

Brand Identity & Marketing Award: Lynn Gardini

Home Helpers provides an extensive marketing toolbox filled with ideas, processes and content that owners can follow to help them market productively in their local community. Lynn Gardini is able to use these tools effectively as she continues to grow her office in Central Pennsylvania

She has implemented training with her staff on all of these tools while also launching a “Mobile Recruiting Concept” to find the best caregivers, who operate by this simple creed: Providing Great Service with Great Caregivers! As with many of our owners who own their local space, Lynn has successfully worked on her website and social media messaging to ensure those two priorities drive the office’s results. Leading by example, she shows her team the importance of making an impact and giving back.

For example, Lynn sponsors events that are both fun yet have a charitable component so everyone feels good. Whether it’s her Home Helpers Bike Run for the Wounded Warrior project or the Home Helpers Poker Night: she’s helped raise thousands of dollars to local charities to help veterans and the senior population in her area. For miles around, Lynn’s community knows about Home Helpers of Hollidaysburg!

By nurturing a culture of compassion and empathy, Lynn has made Home Helpers of Hollidaysburg synonymous with the general concept of “care” in her community. Her referral partners know of the great work she and her team are doing out in the community, making her reputation second to none!

Fortunately for us, Lynn is sharing her concepts and ideas as Chair of the Communications Council. Last year’s winner of the CEO Award, it’s my pleasure to again honor Lynn Gardini as winner of the 2017 Brand Identity & Marketing Award!

“Serving the community is an important part of our mission,” said Lynn Gardini, president of Home Helpers Central Pennsylvania. “We’re proud of all of our caregivers, staff, guests and our client families.

Home Helpers Central Pennsylvania was recently honored with the national President’s Award for commitment to the community for events like Vegas Night and the Home Helpers Bike Run Held in August.

5TH ANNUAL VEGAS NIGHT IN ALTOONA

On April the 7th Home Helpers is proud to host the 5th Annual Vegas Night in Altoona! Being held at the UVA starting at 6pm! This event is a great opportunity to help local seniors with funny-money gambling, and a great night of fun! Vegas Night in Altoona supports the Area Agencies on Aging throughout Central PA. The Area Agency on Aging provides critical services to seniors in our area, including meals on wheels, and senior transport services. Join us for Home Helpers 5th Annual Vegas Night in Altoona!

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