What’s New at Covenant Village

Ears To Hear — And A Heart To Listen

I would imagine if we were honest with ourselves, we would have to admit that from time to time we fall into the habit of “listening” to others, but not really listening to them. Being a good listener does not simply entail the physical act of hearing someone speak, but of focusing our attention on the person’s words, emotions, and expressions. To…

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The Burn — Killing Two Birds with One Stone

“Killing two birds with one stone” is an idiom we commonly use when referring to completing two tasks in a single action. And boy! Doesn’t it make us feel efficient and accomplished when that happens?! On Monday, May 2nd Covenant Village’s local fire department performed a controlled burn of the green Hillgate House located near the Duke powerlines on campus.  Per Seth…

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Flags Half-Staff: 1 Million US COVID Deaths

Covenant Village will be flying our flags half-staff today in remembrance of all who lost their lives to COVID-19, now totaling 1 million people in the United States. Please remember the family and friends of those who lost their lives in your thoughts and prayers.

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Grounds—Nurturing Nature Nurtures Our Souls

First impressions can sometimes make or break deals, partnerships, and/or relationships. Frances Crockett, CV Resident and Grounds Committee Chair, recently shared about an employee who came to CV for an interview and said the first thing she noticed when coming to campus was the beautiful grounds work. Similarly, potential future residents on the wait list have said roaming around campus makes them…

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Up & Coming—Resident Small Group Discussions

Covenant Village’s CEO, Dale Melton, recently stated in a Community Memo, “…the unexpected….times in our life bring the opportunities for a new approach and an occasion to re-envision the way we live, even work.” Matt Gibbons, Sr. Director of Resident Care and Services, and Jenn Barker, Sr. Director of Human Resources, recently had the opportunity to organize a series of Resident Small…

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Assistance — A very good word!

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good (encouraging) word cheers him up (Proverbs 12:25).  Everyone has experienced anxiety, dread, fear, or worry (all synonymous in my estimation) at some point in life. Some of us experience it on a more frequent basis than others.  My husband, Cory, often reminds me to “trust the Lord” and “stop worrying!” If I…

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Chaplain Joan Martin honored with MLK Unity Award

Although the ceremony was postponed for nearly two weeks due to lingering ice and snow from the Jan. 17 storm, three longtime community leaders were recently presented with the Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition 2022 Gaston County Martin Luther King Unity Awards. The Rev. Joan Martin, the Rev. Dwayne Burks, and Michael Meeks received the awards in a special ceremony on Sunday,…

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Working at Covenant Village- A True Blessing!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find a job that gave a feeling of excitement and fulfillment? One where the Employee is valued? At a place where ideas and suggestions are always welcomed? Where the work environment is friendly, helpful, and kind – a home away from home feeling?  At an organization that cares for and provides the best for its Employees? Sounds…

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New Branding Unveiled

Covenant Village, Gaston’s Life Plan Community for maturing adults, is pleased to unveil a new corporate logo and tagline that honors the past, represents the present, and inspires the future. “Covenant Village has and always will stand as a hallmark for excellence in aging well and with purpose. As we continue to live into the vision our founding leaders set for us…

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Stephanie Parent

Long before Stephanie and Mel Parent moved to Covenant Village, it was a familiar destination for visiting dear friends and staying in touch with Gastonia colleagues who now lived there – for 15 years! But Covenant Village wasn’t on Stephanie’s radar until they began to make life plans for themselves. So, they joined the legendary Covenant Village WaitList, and decided to shop…

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Sarah Wentz

Covenant Village is delivering on its promises, says Sarah Wentz, who moved to the community with her husband David in 2019. “I used to worry about aging. But, Covenant Village removes that worry,” says Sarah. For as long as she can remember, Sarah has witnessed how this happens – for every resident who makes Covenant Village their home. As a member of…

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Dr. Carlos Vargas

Dr. Carlos and Mrs. Willma Vargas made Covenant Village their home in 2020. However, they chose Covenant Village long before they ever imagined their retirement years. In fact, the Vargases were new residents to Gastonia in the late 1970s when Dr. Leslie Morris, Carlos’ partner at Gaston Radiology and a founding member of Covenant Village, urged the couple to join the Wait…

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