On January 23, 2015, Keswick CEO Carmel Roques was featured in the Maryland Daily Record article, “First year of CEOs Stopping Diabetes Program Celebrated.” The CEOs Stopping Diabetes program is an initiative meant to curb the incidence of diabetes and other chronic diseases in Maryland through workplace health programs and benefits.
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Keswick is pleased to announce that Lauretta Byers will begin in her role as Director for Adult Day Services on Wednesday, January 14th.
Lauretta brings 17 years of experience in medical adult day services and rehabilitation to this position. Most recently, Lauretta served as the Center Director for Active Day Medical Adult Day Care in Arbutus. Additionally, her experience also includes the roles of Rehabilitation Director with Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc., and Program Director with Foundations Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program.
A graduate of Coppin State College, Lauretta holds a Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Virginia Union University.
Keswick is pleased to announce that Novella Tascoe will begin her new role as the Executive Director of Keswick Community Health Services on Monday, January 12th.
Novella’s most recent work has focused on developing policies and programs to implement innovative models of care aligned with the Affordable Care Act and the triple aim of health care, including Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and community based programs.
Novella comes to Keswick from Bon Secours Baltimore Health System where she served as the interim director of West Baltimore Primary Care Access Collaborative and project management specialist, a multi-stakeholder collaborative group aimed at reducing health disparities and improving cardiovascular health in West Baltimore. She built this initiative from scratch as an individual contributor to eventually oversee an effort that involves more than 10 direct and indirect reports.
Reporting to Keswick President and CEO, Carmel Roques, Novella will continue to develop and implement community related programs to fully develop Keswick’s position as a community health resource including Keswick’s neighborhood provider collaborative. As such, Novella will serve as a facilitator and catalyst for developing community partnerships.
Keswick is pleased to announce that Action in Maturity (AIM) will be locating to Keswick’s 40th Street campus December 1st. The local “senior center without walls,” AIM provides transportation and social services to older adults in the North Baltimore area.
Having AIM physically located on the Keswick campus is one step in Keswick becoming a greater health resource to the community. For Keswick, it means expanding its mission of enhancing the lives of older adults to a much larger audience throughout the community AIM now serves – its membership consists of more than 1000 participants. And for AIM, the move means access to more space for its programming – a true benefit for an organization committed to outreach through the facilitation of activities.
“Keswick is growing as a community health resource,” said Carmel Roques, CEO of Keswick. “Having AIM with us on our campus means more people will experience Keswick in new ways.”
Shortly before Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Claus visited Keswick to spread joy and holiday cheer. Long-term residents, short-term guests, family members and staff all smiled and laughed as Santa and Mrs. Claus walked the halls, shared hugs and made everyone’s day.
On the final day of Hanukkah, Cantor Kim Komrad read prayers and led songs for the lighting of the candle. Afterward, participants enjoyed potato latkes and juice.
Keswick staff also joined together with a holiday party to celebrate the season, kick off the New Year, and recognize all that Keswick accomplished in 2014.
View photos from all of Keswick’s holiday events in the gallery below!