Cedar Lane Receives Large Donation of Mary Kay Items from Area Families and Businesses

Thank you to Kimberly Tutz, a Mary Kay Consultant, who spearheaded a donation drive with local families and businesses in order to present Cedar Lane with gift sets of Mary Kay lotions, gloves, socks and hats. We are grateful to Kimberly and to all of the following donors for thinking of the residents of Cedar Lane:
• Vince Whittles, SERVPRO of St. Marys and Calvert
• Ali Banholzer, Wear your spirit warehouse
• Tammy Crow, Forgotten Trail travel
• Ron Fansler, Battle Creek home exteriors
• The Wagner family
• The Cottman family
• The Britt family
• The Manchester family
• The Harrison family
• Cathy Ward – Absolute title group
• Laura Wiegman, Laura’s Eyes Photography
• Sherry Lanzino, Douglass Realty
• Jim Tacka, Sandy Spring Bank
• Christy Davis, quality remodeling
• Kevin Murphy, Browning, Reagle insurance
• Eric Dietrich, Bug Geeks pest control
• Tammy Patterson, Sandy Spring Bank
• Don Guido, ADP Payroll
• Geoff Thill, Bartlett Tree Experts

Cedar Lane Awarded Thome Grant

Cedar Lane Senior Living Community was recently awarded a 2022 Thome Aging Well grant. The funding will be used for a comprehensive “Life in Balance” program in early 2023, which brings professional dietitian services, cognitive and emotional support services, physical therapy and occupational therapy to Cedar Lane at no cost to residents.


The Thome Aging Well program is a four-year, $19 million initiative from Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) designed to help older adults living in affordable communities age safely and securely at home.


“Age-related decline can make independent living a challenge,” said Eric Golden, president and CEO of Cedar Lane. “With the right support, many seniors can successfully age in place, retaining their quality of life and the freedoms they have earned the right to enjoy.”


Funded by the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America trustee, the program awarded $4 million in grants this year to scale aging-in-place initiatives with a track record of success by 16 housing operators and public housing authorities in Maryland and Michigan.


In total, the 2022 Thome Aging Well grants will provide essential support to over 4,000 older adults to help enhance wellbeing, reduce isolation and allow them to age with dignity in their homes. Best practices learned from the grantees will be shared across the field of affordable and public housing providers serving older adults.


“Far too many adults, especially those with lower incomes, do not have the resources and support they need to continue living comfortably in their homes as they grow older,” said Stephany De Scisciolo, vice president, Impact, Evaluation & Population Health, Enterprise. “The programs supported through the Thome Aging Well grants have proved successful at improving the health and wellbeing of older adults and will make an enormous impact on the lives of thousands in Maryland and Michigan. We are honored to partner with such remarkable organizations.”


The Party is On!

Thanks to a generous individual donation received last week, and funds raised by Friends of Cedar Lane, the Tenants’ Association will be able to host a wonderful holiday celebration for Cedar Lane residents this December. Plans are underway for delicious food, live music and a special appearance by Santa himself. Tenants’ Association President Sarah Bowman (center) is pictured here with Cedar Lane President and CEO Eric Golden, and Staff Accountant Bonita Lyles-Barnes.

Stephanie Dorsey Gives “WOW” Service to Resident Mary Jean Hayes

Resident Mary Jean Hayes would like to recognize Housekeeping Associate Stephanie Dorsey for giving her two years’ worth of “Wow Moments.”
“Stephanie is fantastic. She’s been cleaning my apartment for two years now. She makes me feel very comfortable and I trust her completely. I like her attitude and how she treats people. She is so kind. I think she’s #1!”
– Mary Jean Hayes
Have you experienced a “Wow Moment” from a Cedar Lane staff member? We’d love to hear about it!

Tamika Stewart Provides Wow Moment for Resident Joyce Boyer

Staff member Tamika Stewart
Resident Joyce Boyer would like to recognize Housekeeping Associate Tamika Stewart for providing her with a “Wow Moment.”
“I went grocery shopping. When I was ready to unload my groceries, I went to get the green cart but it wasn’t there. Tamika went to the Front Desk and got a green cart for me to use and even helped me with my groceries. She blew me away. I would have had to make 5 or 6 trips. I sure appreciate what she did.”
– Joyce Boyer
Have you experienced “Wow” service at Cedar Lane? We would love to hear about it!