Fun and Engaging Activities to do with your Children during the Upcoming Holiday Season

Thanksgiving: Children love doing crafts of all kinds. The activity can be as easy or as hard as you make it. It is great to provide the children the opportunity to learn new skills needed to successfully complete the activity! Allowing them to do most of the work will help build their confidence and give them a great feeling of accomplishment.  It is always a joy to see the excitement and pride they have on their face when they have finished! Making scarecrow puppets out of paper bags is a big hit with young children.   They also love making a … Read more

Kaye Grable, Concierge Manager, also an Accomplished Pianist

Penterman Professional Care welcomes our new Concierge Manager, Kaye Grable. Along with her many other talents, Kaye is an accomplished jazz pianist. “Music is my soul, and everything about who I am. As a 3-year-old child, I began to learn how to play the piano and read music before I knew how to read words. Thankfully, I don’t know life without music. I am thankful to have been blessed with the God-given gift of music and the opportunities to use that gift to serve Him and bless others?” Kaye accredits her career as a musician to parents who sacrificed much … Read more

Improving Employee Quality of Work Experience

Improving the quality of work-life balance and the quality of work experience is a big part of recruiting and retaining quality staff. Smart businesses focus on what they need to do to keep employees happy and engaged. To understand the benefits of concierge services for organizations, it is helpful to consider both the employee and employer perspectives. For employees, a concierge can save the day, removing loads of stress that may have been building up for hours or even days. And for an employer, a concierge service shows employees they are valued which increases engagement. Less Stress – Imagine your … Read more

Why are senior citizens often the target of fraud schemes?

It is often surprising the number and variety of new schemes created to trick senior citizens out of their money.   Why are seniors so often the target? Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit-all of which make them attractive to con artists. People who grew up in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were generally raised to be polite and trusting. Con artists exploit these traits, knowing that it is difficult or impossible for these individuals to say “no” or just hang up the telephone.  Learn More

Managing Your Support Networks – Getting help when you need it

When under intense stress, it is very natural to withdraw from the world and concentrate exclusively on solving the problem that is causing the stress. Sometimes this is a useful and appropriate reaction. Often, it is not. This is particularly the case as the projects you take on get bigger and bigger: One person working on his or her own simply cannot achieve tasks beyond a certain size. Similarly, many stressful situations cannot be resolved without the help of other people. We all have networks of people who can help us solve problems. This network extends professionally and socially, as … Read more