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.