Posts by Brian Frantz

Flag Retirement Services

Bring your torn or worn out flag to any Shepherd of the Valley throughout the month of September for a proper retirement.   The U.S. Flag Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 8/10/2018

How Will You Face Challenges? Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain Twenty-two years on the assembly line… I Started at Peerless the day I turned eighteen years old. Confined eight hours a day within the walls of a cinder block, windowless factory, I pumped out widgets and daydreamed about a vocation that offered greater meaning and…

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Environmental Career Fair

Environment Career Fair

We are holding our next job fair for environmental services staff (maintenance and housekeeping) at ou Howland community on Friday, July 20th from 10am– 2pm. Jobs are available at our Boardman, Howland, Niles and Poland communities, so stop in to interview with our team! Open interviews will be conducted for each position opening. All available…

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Help Harlene’s Ministry

Meet Harlene!  Harlene is an Assisted Living resident at Shepherd of the Valley. In her free time, she sews dresses for underprivileged girls of Panama. Harlene is in need of cotton fabrics, universal sewing machine needles, white thread, ricrac and ribbon trim. Until the end of August, we will be collecting these necessities and additional notions…

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Howland Assisted Living Move-In Special

Howland Assisted Living Special

New Howland residents who sign an Assisted Living lease during the month of July receive $1,000 off their first month service fee. Schedule a tour today and learn about the benefits of our Assisted Living community at Howland. Contact: Rachel Ellis Director of Marketing & Admissions 330-856-9232, ext. 2618 Shepherd of the Valley– Howland 4100 North River…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 7/6/2018

Something to Think About Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain Jonathan, Kaylei, Chloe, Kara, Christopher, Kaylee, Brynne, Harper, and Brendon. We have a camp in Bristolville. Our camper is parked in a secluded, hickory wood on the north shore of Paradise Lake. Lorra and I “weekend” at our home-away-from-home. We perch on two gravity chairs under…

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GriefShare – Grief Support Group

Grief Support Group | Griefshare

Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.…

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Veteran Benefit Information

Veteran Benefit Information As a veteran or the widow or widower of a veteran, you may be eligible for financial assistance for assisted living through the Aid & Attendance benefit provided by the VA. The information above is provided to help you with the application process. Shepherd of the Valley will provide the letter regarding…

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Stars & Stripes Sock Drive

stars and stripes sock drive

Stars & Stripes Sock Drive Help Our Veterans in Need! During the month of July, we are collecting new white, cotton socks for our Veterans (we need both men’s and women’s socks during this drive). Please consider donating at the following locations: Shepherd of the Valley 5525 Silica Road Youngstown, Ohio 44515 Shepherd of the…

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Veteran Move In Special

Veteran Move In Special Veterans who sign an independent lease in July save big! New Howland and Poland residents receive a $1500 statement credit. New Niles residents receive a $500 statement credit. Contact us today! Shepherd of the Valley– Howland 330-856-9232, ext. 2618 Shepherd of the Valley– Niles 330-544-0771, ext. 2817 Shepherd of the Valley–…

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2018 Valley Legacy Awards Nominations

2018 Valley Legacy Awards | Shepherd of the Valley is accepting nominations through July 17, 2018

We are currently seeking nominations for the 14th Annual Valley Legacy Awards. In 2005, The Valley Legacy Awards were created to honor those who are devoted to improving the Mahoning Valley. Since then, the VLAs have honored more than 300 exceptional people and organizations with 60 receiving the VLA. The Awards recognize three categories of legacies:…

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AAA Safe Driving Course for Mature Drivers

Sign up for your two-day AAA Driving Course with Shepherd of the Valley! Call to register today! Date: June 26 & 28 | July 17 & 19 | August 14 & 16 (Both days must be attended for the preferred session) Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $10 for AAA members; $15 for non-members…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 5/18/2018

Observations from the Chaplain’s Perspective Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain Consider the following story taken from a bulletin of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association: “My car won’t start when I buy pistachio” The manager of a Texas automobile dealership thought the woman who confronted him with this bizarre statement must be crazy. It seems that on…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 5/11/2018

Something To Think About Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain     “. . . in the likeness of humankind.” Philippians 2: 7 I spend forty hours a week with folks that are facing their own mortality. My role is to connect with them on this level. I arrive with no agenda but the patient. My…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 5/4/2018

Observations From the Chaplain’s Perspective Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24 “Don’t forget the sunscreen! Is there room for my guitar? Grab the cards and the dominoes!” Vacation. For many years, the Barnes’ Family have made…

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2018 Flag Retirement Service

The U.S. Flag Code states,  “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Bring your torn or worn out flag to Shepherd of the Valley throughout the month of May for a proper retirement. Drop…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 4/27/2018

Gentle Touches by Brian Doyle   Spent all day and deep into the evening Saturday at a wedding studying the ways and means and manners by which people gently touch each other, and so communicate this and that and the other thing; to wit, how fathers gently affectionately lay their hands on the thin eager elegant…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 4/13/2018

Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. Mark 6: 31   Six weeks and my gnarly toes will be wiggling in the warm sand…

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