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Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Theatre Is a Hit!

Elmhurst residents enjoyed a lively Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – Murder at Mardi Gras just in time for Fat Tuesday. A traditional Mardi Gras dinner preceded the play. Dinner consisted of jambalaya, gumbo, rice and King Cake. The staff portrayed members of the cast as they joined the audience in deducing the murderer of aContinue Reading

Elmhurst Welcomes Goldie, The Service Dog

Elmhurst welcomed Goldie, our service dog, in the fall of 2016. Goldie is a golden retriever/husky mix. She welcomes residents and visitors in the main lobby, daily. Our dog-loving residents enjoy spending time with Goldie. Goldie is being trained by therapy dog educators Sid Pond and Melanie Craven, members of the Upper Ohio Valley ObedienceContinue Reading

Annual Victorian Christmas Open House Dec. 10

There’s something magical about Elmhurst at the Christmas season. Once again, the community is invited to experience A Victorian Christmas Open House at Elmhurst on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The free event will allow visitors to view the beautiful decor that fills every nook and cranny at Elmhurst, from top toContinue Reading

Annual Picnic Is a Groovy Tie-Dye Event

More than 400 guests attended our residents’ annual Family & Friends Picnic on the Lawn, Saturday, August 6.  Tables were decorated with tie-dye wrapped jars and staff sported tie-dye shirts. Residents and their guests enjoyed a picnic supper prepared by our culinary staff, live music by the Easy Street band, a basket raffle, and more.Continue Reading

Elmhurst Welcomes Janice Bippus as Head Nurse

Janice Bippus, RN, MSN, has joined Elmhurst, The House of Friendship, senior living residence in Wheeling, as the new director of nursing, according to Jamie Crow, executive director. Bippus, a Wheeling native, served as a recovery room nurse and in the pre-testing department at East Ohio Regional Hospital for the past 29 years. She isContinue Reading

Belmont College Student Preserves Historic Windows

When 28-year old Nick Jacobs of Big Rapids, MI began calling Elmhurst, The House of Friendship “home” in late January, he acquired more than 40 adopted grandparents, all eager to get to know the young man who is restoring precious leaded glass windows in the historic Bloch mansion. “I’ve heard lots of good life storiesContinue Reading

Elmhurst Introduces Chef Michael Travis

Chef Michael Travis has joined Elmhurst as Director of Culinary Services, announces Executive Director Jamie Crow. “We are  extremely pleased that Chef Travis has joined the Elmhurst Team. His experience in the restaurant business and the catering arena will enhance the culinary menus for our residents on a daily basis,” Crow said, adding, “Elmhurst hasContinue Reading

Victorian Christmas Open House a Success

Young and old alike enjoyed the magic of Christmas at Elmhurst on December 12. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to greet youngsters and oldsters. The Elmhurst Chorus made its debut. Carolers were also on hand from St. Michael Parish School and Wheeling Country Day School. A great start to the holiday season.