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Golden View Terrace assisted living facility opens

MEREDITH — Golden View Health Care Center has much to celebrate. The non-profit community recently opened a new assisted living wing, called The Terrace, which boasts many new and enhanced amenities including private suites with private baths and showers, living areas for visiting with family and friends, bistro style dining featuring fresh, seasonal dishes and signature items, comfortable outdoor living space, fitness options and wireless internet access throughout.

 Residents can choose from theatre excursions, guest speakers, musical concerts, scenic sightseeing tours and frequent on-site activities. In addition to the new assisted living option, Golden View's other assisted living option, The Inn, recently received another perfect state inspection from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human services.

"The Inn is proud to announce that our annual inspection met 100% of the standards again. Once a year, the facility undergoes an unannounced inspection to assure we are following the regulations that govern supported residential care facilities. The evaluation covers all aspects of the facilities operations, and I'm extremely pleased to announce to our staff, the residents and their families that the facility had received a deficiency free survey," said Administrator of The Inn and The Terrace, Heidi Murray.

The intensive evaluation included reviewing the facility's day-to-day operations, quality of care provided to residents, staff qualification, and facilities record keeping adherence to all state and federal mandates. The licensing inspector reviewed resident charts checking for accuracy and completeness. The inspector observed staff to verify the quality of resident care and compliance with medication supervision. Staff files were reviewed to verify compliance with licensing requirements including evidence of ongoing professional development. Finally, a tour and a complete inspection of our facility were undertaken.

"In all instances, we met or exceeded standards," Murray said.

But the celebrations didn't stop there. Residents of The Terrace and The Inn also celebrated their Golden View community through two National Assisted Living Week events. Residents of The Terrace attended a luncheon Wednesday, while residents of The Terrace and The Inn and their guests attended a concert of American standards on piano starring Ronnie Chase Friday.

To learn more about assisted living at Golden View, visit GoldenView.org or call (603) 279-8111.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 09:07

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21st annual FSB Charity Softball tournament opens today

FRANKLIN — This year marks the 21st Annual Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball event, a  double-elimination tournament to run Wednesday, September 17th – Wednesday, September 24th at Odell Park.

More than $54,000 has been raised for local charities in the prior 20 years. Voting for the charity of choice to receive tournament proceeds took place at Franklin Savings Bank and on the Bank's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank. The votes have been counted and this year's tournament will benefit Local Community Centers.

All proceeds are earned through the team entry fee, concession stand profits, and donations. Additionally, a significant amount of the charity donation comes from the annual raffle. Over 30 raffle items have been donated this year. The drawings will be held immediately following the championship game on Tuesday, September 23rd.

The one-week tournament features co-ed teams with teammates ages 13 and older. This year, the 2014 tournament will host a 14 teams: Beauchine's Auto & Towing, Byron's Septic, Cutting Edge Graphics, Elektrisola, Franklin Savings Bank, The Local Eatery, NB Hardscapes & Masonry, PatrAngie Mold, Patrick's Pub, Racks 'N Sacks, Regulators, Scared Hitless, SKR Site Services, and Sista Law Offices.

In 2013, Byron's Septic was crowned the tournament champions after defeating second place winners, Franklin Savings Bank, while Sisti Law Offices took home third place honors.

Organizations receiving donations from the tournament in years prior include: local high school Chem-Free celebrations, local walking trails (the Northern Rail Trail, WOW - Winnisquam, Opechee & Winnipesaukee -Trail, Winnipesaukee River Trail, and the Odell Park River Trail); local homeless shelters; local food pantries; the American Cancer Society; American Red Cross; local DARE programs; Franklin VNA & NANA; local Hospice programs; Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity; Make-A-Wish NH; the NH Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse; the Relay for Life; the American Diabetes Association; the Aaron Robert Risley Memorial Scholarship Fund; Mix 94.1 FM Cash-N-Cans; local animal shelters; the MacDonald Family Scholarship Fund; and the Odell Park concession stand rebuilding effort.

The Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament began in 1994 after a discussion about a charity tournament being held on MTV. Each year since, the tournament has had an overwhelming response with many teams returning each year and new teams asking to join in the fun.

More information and tournament updates will be posted at the bank's web site at fsbnh.com and on the FSB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank. You can also follow the Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fsbsoftball.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:51

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SCORE offers customer growth workshop

LACONIA — Could your business use a few more customers? The experience a customer has with you and your business is critical in growing your business and developing a long term customer relationship. Sadly many small businesses fail to look at how to offer an awesome customer experience. In this fast paced society of today a small business person needs to integrate all of the elements and customer touch points both digital and conventional to attract and develop a stronger relationship with customers.

SCORE Lakes Region brings you our "Creating an Awesome Customer Experience" workshop. During this highly interactive workshop you will be updated on the current state of customer dissatisfaction, how to create and develop a sustainable, cohesive customer experience that will gain their loyalty, propel referrals and word-of-mouth recommendations and ultimately grow your business.

This workshop will be hosted by Lakes Region SCORE. The presenter will be Kerry Pfrimmer, an award winning Marketing and Sales leader whose career advanced from the ranks of Sales & Marketing into general and executive management. His 30+ year career has spanned small businesses in specialty retail, automotive and recreational product segments and Senior Executive roles at Fortune 500 companies including; DuPont and GE. His passion for relentless customer satisfaction and growth will encourage you to propel your business to new sales levels and implement practical high impact solutions.

Advance registration tuition is $25 per person for September 24th workshop. Registration will be available at the door the night of the event from 5:00-5:30 PM for $30. The workshop will be held from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at the Laconia Chamber of Commerce, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH. Advance registration can be done by sending your $25 check with your contact information; name, email, phone number and street address to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Or you can preregister online at http://lakesregion.score.org/localworkshops.

SCORE Lakes Region is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization and Small Business Administration resource providing no cost small business counseling, mentoring and coaching for the life of your small business.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:17

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Senior Moment-um Introduction to Tennis on Sept. 22

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, September 22. We will meet at the Gilford Tennis Courts at the Village Field at 10:00 am for an introduction to Tennis led by Parks and Recreation Director, Herb Greene.

The Parks and Recreation Department will be providing modified equipment of small rackets and slower bouncing balls; however participants are welcome to bring their own rackets. Participants are asked to RSVP by Friday, September 19th.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:12

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