The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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November 2, 2013

BUSINESS BRIEFS | Everyday LIFE  sold to Senior LIFE

— Presbyterian Senior Living recently announced the sale of Everyday LIFE to Senior LIFE Lehigh Valley.

Everyday LIFE is a comprehensive program of all-inclusive care for the elderly and is funded by Medicare and Medicaid.

Everyday LIFE became part of the Presbyterian Senior Living network in 2007 and was the first such program to serve seniors in Northampton and Lehigh counties.

Senior LIFE Lehigh Valley is a recently formed entity affiliated with Senior LIFE, a brand of experienced, independent, PACE/LIFE providers operating in Pennsylvania since 2006.

Senior LIFE has six PACE centers serving approximately 850 participants in 10 counties, including Senior LIFE in

Johnstown, Altoona, Greensburg, Washington and York.

Tri-Star raises money for elementary school

Tri-Star Chrysler-Dodge-Ram-Jeep of Blairsville recently helped raise $2,600 for Blairsville Elementary School through the Chrysler’s Drive for the Kids program.

Each of the 210 parents and guests earned a $10 contribution to the school from Chrysler by taking a brief test-drive in a Town & Country, the company’s award-winning minivan. Tri-Star Auto Group then added a $500 bonus, supplied the vehicles and provided volunteers from the dealership to assist in the fundraising drives.

Since Drive for the Kids was introduced in 1993, Chrysler dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation. Chrysler has contributed over $4.5 million for student needs

– from playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and computers.

Chrysler Group LLC is proud to continue this tradition of community involvement.

Information at www.drive4kids.com.

VA medical center named top performer

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center has been named top performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

The medical center was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

The medical center was recognized for its achievement on the care for pneumonia rating. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

The medical center has four locations and offers services to the more than 87,000 veterans living in a 14-county area of Pennsylvania encompassing Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Mifflin, and Somerset.

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