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  • November 20, 2018
    Breanne Cavileer named executive director of Light of Hearts Villa
    The boards and leadership of the Sisters of Charity Health System and Light of Hearts Villa have named Breanne Cavileer as the executive director of Light of Hearts Villa. The hiring of Cavileer follows the retirement of former Executive Director Elizabeth (Betty) Hickle in October. Cavileer is a licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA) and certified dementia practitioner with more than a decade of experience leading skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
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  • July 13, 2018
    Resident Spotlight: An Unexpected Ministry
    One spring morning, five years ago, Sister Helen Therese Scasny, SC, [former executive director at Light of Hearts Villa] made an announcement at breakfast. “I’m going to become a beekeeper.” We were incredulous. “That’s a lot of work, Helen.”
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  • December 29, 2017
    Resident Spotlight: Veteran, Physician and Former Surgeon Takes a Walk Down Memory Lane
    Pedro Vallejo, M.D., and his wife Erlinda moved into Light of Hearts Villa in March 2015. Both were familiar with the building, having sent their three daughters to Lumen Cordium High School, which was transformed into a senior care facility in 1989. Both came to know Light of Hearts Villa well in their 14 months living there.
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  • September 19, 2017
    Former Mayor of Bedford Maintains Close Ties to the Villa
    Since he was a young boy, Dan Pocek, former mayor of Bedford, has had a connection to Light of Hearts Villa. Dan’s family moved to Bedford in 1955 and he attended St. Mary School in Bedford, being taught by the Vincentian Sisters of Charity of Bedford, who later established Lumen Cordium High School. He was a member of the Bedford City Council when Lumen Cordium High School was converted to a senior care facility in 1989. He was elected mayor in 2000 and served for 13 years. His wife Christy served on the Light of Hearts Villa Board of Directors for nine years and remains active with Fall Fest and other activities. “Light of Hearts Villa is one of the crown jewels of the city,” said Dan. The connection doesn’t end there.
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  • November 16, 2016
    Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) Para-Professional Award
    STNA, Jackie Raines Receives Award
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  • November 11, 2016
    Angels are among us
    Light of Hearts Villa Featured in Nov / Dec NEOhio Catholic Magazine
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  • November 09, 2016
    Mother Of Eleven, Finally In Heaven
    Regina Brett, New York Times bestselling author and columnist for The Plain Dealer, writes a lovely tribute to her mother Mary Brett who resided here at Light of Hearts Villa for 3 years.
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Loving and Provident God, you are the one who grants us the days of our lives and fills them with your loving care. We praise you for the many years and countless blessings that you have given. Strengthen us with the reminder that our days are in your hands and our purpose in this life comes from you. Fill our minds and hearts with thankful thoughts, pleasant memories and quiet contentment. Your grace alone is enough for us. Amen.