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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Carilion Clinic at Warm Hearth Village


On Friday, February 9, project partners and stakeholders assembled to celebrate and break ground on the new Carilion Clinic at Warm Hearth Village.  Fralin and Waldron will construct the 2,300 sf medical facility designed by C2Architecture that will provide wellness and acute care, screenings, immunizations, physical exams and primary care services. Financing is being provided by Union. 

The project is slated for completion in the fall of 2018 and will serve not only residents and employees of Warm Hearth Village but the greater community as well.  It will be open three days per week initially with potential for growth to meet demand.

Ferne Moschella, President & CEO for Warm Hearth Village told the crowd, “I am proud to see this project come to fruition and equally proud to have Carilion as our partner as we seek new ways to enrich the lives of our residents.”


Photo:  Left to Right - Greg Cupka, C2Architecture; Kim Roe, Vice President, Carilion Family and Community Medicine; Nutmeg, Mascot Warm Hearth Village; Terry Brizendine, Senior Vice President Union and Ferne Moschella, President & CEO Warm Hearth Village.

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Torrey Named New Director of Human Resources at Warm Hearth Village


Warm Hearth Village recently announced that Katharine Torrey will fill the position of Director of Human Resources upon the departure of long-time Director, Lorraine Wachsman.  Wachsman will retire in late February after 21 years with the nonprofit retirement provider.  She says she is looking forward to spending time with grandchildren and family and she hopes to find more time for hobbies that include reading, sewing and jewelry making.  “Lorraine has been instrumental to the growth and success of Warm Hearth Village throughout her long tenure with the organization.  We thank her for her outstanding service and wish her the very best in her well-deserved retirement,” says President and CEO, Ferne Moschella.

Torrey will assume responsibility for identifying staffing needs and recruiting qualified individuals, developing systems to retain employees to reduce turnover, implementing programs and employee benefits and developing, communicating and implementing compliance programs for personnel policies and procedures.  She holds Bachelor of Humanities and Arts Degrees in History and Drama from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s Degree in Humanities from Marymount University and a Master’s Degree in English from Georgetown University. Torrey’s extensive experience includes work as executive secretary, technical editor, web content manager, English instructor and human resource generalist.  “I look forward to building on the foundation that Lorraine has carefully laid, and to helping Warm Hearth navigate the waters of our ever-evolving field,” she says.

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Warm Hearth Village Honors Long-Time Showalter Center Director of Nursing

 At a celebration held today at Showalter Center, the Assisted Living residence on the Warm Hearth Village campus, residents, families and employees celebrated and thanked Sharon Moye, RN for her dedicated service to residents of the Blacksburg retirement community.

“We are extremely grateful for the many contributions that Sharon has made during her extensive career with Warm Hearth,” said William Lester, Administrator. “For 17 years, Sharon has remained loyal to the success and growth of Warm Hearth Village while developing a personal reputation as one of the best caregivers in the industry. We wish her nothing but the best as she moves forward with her well-deserved retirement,” he adds.

While Moye looks forward to pursuing personal hobbies, she says that simply spending more time with her family is what she will enjoy the most.

Amanda Cruise, RN, BSN has been hired to replace Moye. 

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National Senior Games Birmingham AL 2017 Second Place 85 90

Dick Skutt is a walking, talking advertisement for health and fitness. The 86-year-old Warm Hearth Village resident is the only Virginian to place in the racquetball competition in the National Senior Games that took place in Birmingham, Alabama on June 10th.

Over 10,000 athletes from across the country, ranging in age from 60 to 94 years young, competed in a variety of sports at the 2017 National Senior Games.  Events included basketball, Pickleball, swimming and track and field.

Skutt competed in the local senior games held in Blacksburg, then traveled to Newport News to compete in the state competition before going on to the National Senior Games. The racquetball athlete said that he seeks to inspire others--including those much younger than he--to become active and healthy.

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Warm Hearth Foundation Recognized by Leading Age Virginia for Stewardship

SharonAward1The Warm Hearth Foundation was recognized by Leading Age Virginia at its annual conference on June 8, 2017 as a leader in stewardship among its 123 members from throughout the state. The Warm Hearth Foundation receives and administers funds to support seniors living at Warm Hearth Village who are in need of financial assistance and/or support with basic necessities that include food, shelter, personal care items and health care services.

The Stewardship Award recognizes organizations who act in a manner worthy of trust and respect and who advance public trust and confidence in aging services. Focused on the scope of public impact and benefit to the community, The Foundation’s efforts to collaborate with businesses, individuals and community organizations to raise funds for seniors in need at the Blacksburg based retirement community were applauded.

Warm Hearth Village has been a member of Leading Age Virginia since 1981. A state-wide organization focusing on education, advocacy, community building, stewardship, not-for-profit leadership, and positive aging for seniors, members and partners include nonprofit organizations representing the entire field of aging services and continuum of care, state and business partners, consumer groups, foundations and research partners. The mission of LeadingAge Virginia is to expand the world of possibilities for aging


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