Josette Dermody Wingo, 96, served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. She came of age as the war was reaching its height. She said she learned of the attack on Pearl Harbor from newsboys shouting “Extra, extra, the Japanese have hit Hawaii” as she was leaving the screening of a Disney movie in Detroit. Continue reading “Veteran Spotlight: Detroiter found way into service”
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Two residents at the senior community Belmont Village in Cardiff-by-the-Sea were honored recently for their contributions to World War II and the Korean War.
Local veterans, Ret. Coast Guard Lt. Amy Fike, and Ret. Army Maj. Alfred “Coke” Cocumelli were selected amongst a pool of veteran candidates by the staff at Belmont Village to tell their war stories for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Continue reading “Local WWII heroes honored at Belmont Village”
More than 125 local residents were joined by their canine and feline companions this past week as Rev. Ross Purdy of the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank presided over a blessing of the animals at Belmont Village Senior Living Community in Burbank.
Belmont Village Senior Living was recently awarded certification as a Great Place to Work for the second time by the Great Place to Work Institute, an independent research and consulting firm. The certification process explored company culture and considered more than 2,800 employee surveys from across Belmont Village’s 30 community locations and corporate office.
The surveys evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job including employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. Continue reading “Belmont Village Senior Living Named Great Place to Work® for Second Straight Year”
The construction of Belmont Village Lincoln Park is making strides, keeping us right on track for a summer 2019 opening. The mid-rise building is nestled in the new Lincoln Commons area and will maintain the look and feel of the area with an architectural style very closely replicating the Nellie Black building that previously occupied the site. For more information on Belmont Village’s newest Chicago-area community, click here.
Construction is underway for Belmont Village Senior Living’s first Florida community. Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, opening fall 2019, is nestled in the heart of the city, surrounded by premier dining, shopping and entertainment. The community is near the beach and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, and just a short drive from major healthcare facilities and numerous places of worship. For more information on Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, click here.
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Belmont Village Glenview resident heila Dixon has studied meditation under the most renowned experts. Now, she spends her time teaching seniors how to use this holistic approach when coping with stress and disease.
At 80-years-old one might say, Dixon has learned to handle stress better than most. Continue reading “Teacher shares passion for calming minds, teaches seniors the benefits of meditation”
They are called the Greatest Generation for many reasons, and one of those reasons is their sacrifices in World War II that changed the course of the world’s history.
Today, the men and women who fought in and won World War II are mostly in their 90s to 100-plus years. The Department of Veteran Affairs notes the greater Houston area was home to 13,981 WWII veterans, as of September 2016.
This past week, from June 3-8, the world has been observing the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, one of the most important military operations in history. For it was this day, June 6, 1944 — which was the day of the Normandy landings and the beginning of the end of the war. Continue reading “The Greatest Generation – 75th Anniversary of D-day”
U.S. Navy veteran George Bennett, 94, witnessed some of the most historic actions of World War II, including D-Day and the formal Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay.
As the 75th anniversary of D-Day approached, Bennett, who resides at Belmont Village, a senior living community in Westlake, reflected on the extraordinary events of his life. Continue reading “Westlake veteran recalls chaos of D-Day”