Courville at Nashua Sustains Small Early Morning Fire
NO RESIDENTS OR STAFF IN IMMEDIATE DANGER
Sunday, July 2, 2017 (Nashua, NH) – On Sunday, July 2, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a small, contained fire was discovered on the 2nd floor at the Courville at Nashua, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility in Nashua, NH. The residents were immediately removed from the room, the fire contained and the center’s Emergency Preparedness Plan put into place, resulting in the safe evacuation of all residents and staff. Courville at Nashua staff called 911 and sprang to action executing the Emergency Plan. The Nashua Fire Department responded and were an integral partner in the safe evacuation of the residents.
According to President of The Courville Communities, Luanne Rogers, “at no time were our residents in immediate danger. Our professional and trained staff began evacuating residents safely and quickly. Our friends in the Senior Living industry have stepped in and accepted some of our residents while we assess the damage. Our staff members have gone with our residents to continue caring for them and ensuring their safety.”
The fire was quickly contained. ARS Restoration Services, a local restoration company, has arrived at Courville at Nashua to asses the damage and begin the clean-up process.
Courville at Aynsley Place to Hold Community Yard Sale
Looking for donations and bargain hunters
May 11, 2017 (Nashua, NH)— Courville at Aynsley Place (Aynsley Place), one of four Courville Communities in southern New Hampshire, is hosting a community yard sale that will feature used items and other treasures from residents, staff members, and others on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The Yard Sale will be held in the back courtyard from 10 am-4 pm at Aynsley Place, located at 80 Lake Street, Nashua, NH. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Nashua Children’s Home.
Treasure and bargain hunters are encouraged to attend this event, which will also feature a Backyard BBQ and Live Entertainment. Organizers of the event are also seeking donations to the Yard Sale. Donations can be dropped off at Aynsley Place, or arranged by calling 603-881-4190. People interested in renting a table and selling their items individually can do so for a $10 table rental fee. Table renters must be available to sell their wares during the hours of the event.
Courville at Aynsley Place Opens up new Suppertime Cafe
Aynsley Place Rolls Out New Dining Service for Residents
April 12, 2017 (Nashua, NH)— Courville at Aynsley Place (Aynsley Place), one of four Courville Communities in southern New Hampshire, announces today the opening of the Aynsley Place Café for residents and their guests. The 46-bed Assisted Living center is home to many long term residents as well as short-term respite residents. Residents enjoy breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks from the award-winning dining room and this change brings about a new twist on suppertime, allowing residents more choices for their evening meal.
The dining room, which is led by Executive Chef, Dennis Hickey currently serves made-to-order breakfast items to residents from 6:30 am-9:00 a.m. Traditionally, lunch and supper have offered two entrée choices along with a soup of the day, side dishes and dessert, during a set lunch/supper time. That will remain the same for lunch but the supper meal will see some changes. The new café is following the trends and desires of those residing in senior living, in that it is offering fresh food and choice to residents.
“Offering ‘anytime’ dining will give our residents the opportunity to have choice as to when they eat and what they eat,” says Susan Theodore, Executive Director of Aynsley Place. “With the help of our residents, we have developed a menu that offers many choices – hot and cold – and a daily special. It is our goal to have residents feel empowered to invite family members to join them when it’s convenient for them and not within the structure of the facility, just as they would do if living in their private homes.”
According to Luanne Rogers, President and CEO of The Courville Communities, “Senior living is changing and with that, so are we. Long ago, we made customer service and hospitality a focus in our centers and with today’s announcement about The Aynsley Place Café, we are honoring our commitment to be an innovative and forward-thinking senior living company. We know that for many folks, the kitchen or dining room table has been a staple in their day-to-day lives. We want that to continue even as they make their home with us. We want them to enjoy not only their meal, but mealtime with their fellow residents and their guests. And now, I can’t wait to enjoy a meal at the café.”
The café will be open from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm daily for residents and their guests. Chef Dennis, as he is known to the residents, is an award-winning chef who has spent over 20 years in the restaurant and senior living industry. He was named Executive Chef at Aynsley Place in early 2016, though he has been a per diem chef with The Courville Communities for over a decade. He regularly conducts cooking classes for members of the Nashua Senior Activity Center, competes in the senior center’s Fire & Fusion Chef Competition, and is an award-winning ice sculptor along with Chef David Soha from Courville at Carlyle Place in Bedford.
Learn “How to Cook with Chocolate” from the Award Winning Chefs from the Courville Communities
NASHUA, January 13, 2017
The Nashua Senior Activity Center is pleased to partner with the Courville Communities to offer interactive cooking classes with their award winning chefs. Chef Rejean Sheehy and Dennis Hickey will teach classes at the Nashua Senior Center, 70 Temple St, in Nashua on Monday Feb. 13, Monday March 13 and Monday April 10 from 2-3:30pm. All classes will be covering different topics. As a special treat, the February class will highlight “Cooking with Chocolate”. Both chefs have won numerous cooking awards and are highly regarded industry professionals.
The seminars are free for members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required. Please register at the Front Desk of the Center, 70 Temple St, Nashua. The Nashua Senior Activity Center is a 100% self-funded resource for the seniors in the greater Nashua area whose mission is to promote healthy aging, independence, and the well-being of older adults through health, wellness, educational, cultural and recreational programs and services. Membership is open to those 50 and better for only $40/yr. or $60/yr. for two in the same household.
Courville at Manchester Notches a Deficiency Free Annual DHHS Survey
MANCHESTER, December 16, 2016
The Courville at Manchester, one of four Courville Communities in southern New Hampshire, has been deemed deficiency-free following a survey from the State of New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services. The 82-bed center provides care to guests who utilize the skilled rehabilitation services during short-term stays as well as long-term care residents who call Courville at Manchester home. Long-term care centers are subject to annual, impromptu surveys in which the stringent regulations set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are reviewed.
Earlier this month, a team of surveyors conducted the Licensing and Certification Survey which, over a three-day period, graded the state licensed facility in all areas of discipline and. The survey process consisted of an extensive review of resident medical records, observation of medication administration and meal service, a thorough and in-depth evaluation of sanitation and infection control measures, interviews with residents’ family members, a group interview with residents, review of life safety code and many other practices and procedures.
“The results of this year’s survey are a testament to the great team of individuals we have providing care to our residents at Courville at Manchester,” said Brian Newman, Executive Director of Courville at Manchester. “We’ve had 6 deficiency-free surveys in the past 8 years, including a deficiency-free Federal look-behind survey in 2014. That’s an accomplishment you can only achieve with a great team and complete attention to your task at hand.”
“Today, I congratulate the entire team of Courville at Manchester for a job well done,” said Luanne Rogers, President and CEO of The Courville Communities. “We’ve set the standard in long-term care for many years and are thrilled when other professionals in the industry recognize that. Residents, guests, family members, and the healthcare community in general can celebrate the fact that a center like Courville at Manchester is part of the area’s continuum of care.”
The survey results may be viewed at www.medicare.gov by searching nursing home compare.