Category Archives: Life Enrichment Calendars

Howland Condo Community April Social Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the independent residents at Shepherd of the Valley-Howland’s care-free condo community? Take a look at the April calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Howland April Assisted Living Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the assisted living residents at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland? Take a look at the April calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

April calendar

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Howland Greens April Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for Shepherd of the Valley Howland’s Greens residents? Take a look at the April calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

Greens April Calendar

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Niles Assisted Living April Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the assisted living residents at the Shepherd of the Valley Niles community? Take a look at the April calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

Assisted Living Calendar

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Hillcrest Apartments at Niles April Social Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the Hillcrest Apartments at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles? Take a look at the April calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

Hillcrest Apartments April Calendar

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Niles Garden’s April Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the Gardens residents at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles? Take a look at the April calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

Niles Gardens Calendar

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Poland Condo Community Social Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the condos at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland? Take a look at the April social calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

Poland Condo Community calendar

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Poland Assisted Living March Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the assisted living residents at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland? Take a look at the April calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

Poland Assisted Living Calendar

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Boardman Trails April Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the residents at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman? Take a look at the  Boardman Life Enrichment Calendar

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Howland Condo Community March Social Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the independent residents at Shepherd of the Valley-Howland’s care-free condo community? Take a look at the March calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Howland Assisted Living March Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the assisted living residents at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland? Take a look at the March calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Howland Greens March Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for Shepherd of the Valley Howland’s Greens residents? Take a look at the March calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Niles Assisted Living March Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the assisted living residents at the Shepherd of the Valley Niles community? Take a look at the March calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Hillcrest Apartments at Niles March Social Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the Hillcrest Apartments at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles? Take a look at the March calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Niles Garden’s March Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the Gardens residents at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles? Take a look at the March calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Poland Condo Community Social Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the condos at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland? Take a look at the March social calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Poland March Assisted Living Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the assisted living residents at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland? Take a look at the March calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Boardman Trails March Life Enrichment Calendar

Interested in activities and outings planned for the residents at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman? Take a look at the Boardman Trails Life Enrichment Calendar or click on the image below to download a larger, printable PDF.

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Volunteering Opens Doors to A Richer Life

Dr. Albert Schweitzer once said, “…one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

Have you considered volunteering your time and/or talent at one of the Shepherd communities?  Our seniors would welcome your attention.  Many of them no longer have family in the area.  They often feel forgotten and alone.  Your presence can brighten their day, whether you read to them, play cards, or just sit and talk.  Or you can share a talent to brighten someone’s day.

Sometimes people are  concerned that they need to commit to a large amount of time.  On the contrary, we are happy for the time you can lend. Tell us when you are available and we will work with your schedule.

Consider giving a few hours of your time each month to volunteer at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, Poland, Howland, or Boardman.  We would love to have you and your life will be richer for lending a hand.

Download the Volunteer Menu and see what volunteer opportunities are cooking at our communities.

 

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Meet Matthew Bauman: New Chef/Dietary Director for Howland

Matthew Bauman-releaseMatthew Bauman joined the Howland staff as the Chef Manager in January.  Classically trained at the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in Pittsburgh, now Le Cordon Bleu, Matthew brings a wide range of experience and many tasty recipes, all for the benefit of our residents and staff.

Meet Matthew Bauman…up close and personal:

I’ve been passionate about food every since I could remember.

As a child, I would “create” new dishes that appealed to me and loved to make a mess out of my mother’s kitchen.  A funny example is cinnamon scrambled eggs with maple syrup and a maraschino cherry garnish.  At six, I thought my newly created dish was the best thing on earth….now I look back and smile, thinking about how big a culinary disaster that breakfast dish was.

After completing high school (Maplewood High School, I was raised in Mecca, OH) I chose to go to culinary school at Pennsylvania Culinary located in Pittsburgh, PA.  Culinary school gave me a good base to start a very diverse career.  One good aspect of being a culinarian is that it’s a good trade to be in if you want to travel and earn money at the same time.  (Everyone has to eat right!)

By the time I was twenty-one, I was already a sous chef at “The Inn at Little Washington” in Virginia.  The “Inn” was a very special place and still is for that matter. (I try to go back every year)  It is a five star, five diamond, relais chateau property at the base of the Shenandoah Mountains.  For the three years I was there, I honed my cooking skills to become the best chef I could become.

Because of my drive and ambition, I decided to accept an executive chef position at the Sandcastle on the Beach Hotel on the island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.  It was an interesting few years working on the island for sure!  Being from Ohio, I never imagined being able to go swimming and snorkeling year round on my lunch breaks.  I can go on and on about the great experiences I had on the island … and the unpleasant ones!

While I was working in Virginia and St. Croix, a lot was going on with my family here in Ohio.  Everyone was growing older…. the inevitable was happing.  My only sibling, Jon, got married and had three girls, my parents divorced after 20 plus years, and my grandmother was getting up there in age, too.  It made me take a hard look at my life.  I wasn’t married, had no children, no family around…. it made me think about what was really important in life.  I felt selfish, really.

It was time to come back home to Ohio.  It was the first selfless decision I had made in many years.  I was able to spend time with my grandma, Virginia, before her passing in 2011.  I’ve been able to spend time with my mom and dad again.  I’ve been an actual uncle to my nieces instead of just an uncle they’d hear about but never see.

Since moving back home I’ve gotten out of the restaurant business and into healthcare.  For the last three years I was an executive chef for two different buildings on the Menorah Park campus in Beachwood, OH.  I fell in love with the ability to make residents happy through food and service.  The appreciation I felt being a chef in a healthcare facility far outweighed the appreciation I felt being a restaurant chef.

Now I am a happy and proud member of the Shepherd of the Valley team, and look forward to taking care of our residents dietary needs for many years to come.

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