Thursday, January 24, 2013

Delegation from China visits Fahrney-Keedy retirement community.

A Chinese delegation visits Fahrney-Keedy Home, 2013
Photo by Fahrney-Keedy
A delegation from Guangzhou City in China visited Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village on Jan. 14. The purpose of the visit was to experience a premier senior-care-provider in Washington County, Md., tour the facilities, and discuss how senior-care services are delivered in the United States.

Keith Bryan, president and CEO of Fahrney-Keedy, welcomed the group to the community. Six high-level Chinese government officials engaged in conversation through an interpreter, discussing a variety of subjects such as quality of care, funding programs, and allocation of resources. During the tour of the community, the delegation had the opportunity to meet with staff and residents.

The visit was coordinated by John Brantley, associate dean of Workforce Development at Kaplan University, Hagerstown, Md. Susan MacDonald, director of the Washington County Commission on Aging, and Dave Engle, director of Social Services for Washington County, accompanied the group.

A Church of the Brethren continuing care retirement community, Fahrney-Keedy is along Route 66 a few miles west of Boonsboro, Md. With nearly 160 full- and part-time employees, it serves a resident population of more than 200 women and men in independent living, assisted living, and long- and short-term nursing care. Fahrney-Keedy is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors through caring quality service. For more information, contact Deborah Haviland, director of Marketing, at 301-671-5038; or Linda Reed, director of Admissions, at 301-671-5007.

(This report is from a press release provided by Fahrney-Keedy staff members Michael Leiter and Glen Sargent.)

Source: 1/24/2013 Newsline

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