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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Hope Revisited- The Case for Optimism

By: Steve Proctor
July 19th, 2018

In May of 2016 I wrote a reflection on Leadership and Hope, and how leaders cultivate hope in themselves and those around them in their daily work. Hope is an essential ingredient in leadership, because hopeless people generally lack the energy and purpose to inspire others to move together in a positive direction. Since that time I have been thinking a lot about optimism, which the Oxford Dictionary defines as Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.

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Health & Aging

A Timeless Solution to Loneliness

By: Emily Shoemake
July 12th, 2018

Loneliness. It’s a feeling that just about everyone is familiar with. I’m sure we’ve all had a time where we’re just feeling lonely and wish we had someone to talk to. For some people, particularly seniors, this feeling is a way of life. According to the 2014 U.S. Census, 34 percent of people aged 65 or older live alone. There are many people in this world that do not have close family or a support system in place. In this case, living alone can become incredibly difficult when there are no friends or family to reach out to. Loneliness is a risk factor in seniors that may cause illness, depression or even death.

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PSL's Talent Management Team Rebuilds After Hurricane Harvey

By: Emily Shoemake
July 3rd, 2018

“Everything in an organization is about what happens next. Nothing we do is accomplished without people.” – Steve Proctor, CEO

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Oxford Celebrates Christmas in July

By: Emily Shoemake
June 28th, 2018

This article from the Oxfordian is republished with permission from The Chester County Press. To learn more about Ware Presbyterian Village, click here. 

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Reflections on Leadership: Defining Moments- Turning Points

By: Steve Proctor
June 21st, 2018

Psychologists often refer to the concept of defining moments – certain events in life that shape the person you have become. These events can be positive or negative, but they play an outsized role in the narrative that a person constructs about what has meaning for them and how they see life.

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Are You Living It?

By: Emily Shoemake
June 14th, 2018

Presbyterian Senior Living has been a partner of Masterpiece Living (MPL) since 2011. MPL is a group that focuses on successful aging— specifically on four components of wellness: Physical, Social, Intellectual and Spiritual. PSL has embraced multiple campaigns by MPL in the past and continues to actively participate in current campaigns.

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