LAGNIAPPE — Two generations find their home at St. Catherine’s

 Submitted by ST. CATHERINE’S VILLAGE           When it came time to retire and move to a more carefree and cared for environment, two generations of families found exactly what they were...

LAGNIAPPE — A stroke, a heart attack, and extraordinary care

 by ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN           Richard Conn, a resident of Summit, shares about his experience with a heart attack and stroke and how God used workers at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson...

LAGNIAPPE — How Life Plan Communities like St. Catherine’s can enhance seniors’ health and well-being

 Submitted by ST. CATHERINE’S VILLAGE           Studies have shown that seniors who live in a Life Plan Community that includes multiple levels of care on one campus reported that their...

LAGNIAPPE — Why you shouldn’t have a long-range business plan

By Dr. ROGER PARROTT     COVID-19 is the most straightforward example of why traditional planning is ineffective. Did your business plan include a global pandemic? Did anyone’s? Of course...

LAGNIAPPE — Support and socialization enhance life at St. Catherine’s

Submitted by ST. CATHERINE’S VILLAGE          As they age, many people feel that living in their current home or with family is the best option for them to retain their independence. But...

LAGNIAPPE — How seminary degrees are changing Mississippi prisons

By KATIE EUBANKS     In May 2020, Nathan “Burl” Cain was appointed commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after overseeing a dramatic transformation at the Louisiana...

LAGNIAPPE — Being a foster kid at Christmas

By MANDY BUFKIN          “Life before CPS was tough. It was hard... a lot to handle. I was trying to take care of my mom, my sister, and my grandma. I was taking care of my mom because she...

LAGNIAPPE — How a Life Plan Community can offer crucial socialization for seniors

Submitted by ST. CATHERINE’S VILLAGE          As we navigate through the second year of a global healthcare crisis — one that is seeing new COVID-19 variants threaten the delicate balance...

LAGNIAPPE — How God introduced a Jackson man to his musical heroes

By KATIE EUBANKS          In the 1950s and ‘60s, Jacksonian Bill Morris fell in love with doo-wop music. He listened to groups like The Drifters (known for “Under the Boardwalk” and “This...

LAGNIAPPE — St. Catherine’s Village receives CARF accreditation

  St. Catherine’s Village receives CARF accreditation as continuing care retirement community        St. Catherine’s Village has once again been issued accreditation from CARF...

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