Sussex Healthcare, Senior Living Home

Recently, operators of a famed senior living home company announced a change in leadership. In February, Amanda Morgan-Taylor was appointed the new CEA of the prestigious Sussex Healthcare. As a hardworking elder advocate, Ms. Morgan-Taylor actually started earlier to get a sense of what this healthcare organization needed. Her devotion to public and private healthcare service is noteworthy, and this new CEO has already made some big changes that will improve the already stellar elder service that this healthcare organization has provided in their now 20 high-end senior living homes for well over 25 plus years.

Along with the new CEO appointment, Sussex Healthcare has just announced that they will be hiring soon in most of their departments. Interested individuals are urged to contact the company and review the full job postings online. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone desiring to get into the highly revered healthcare arena in some aspect. All nursing shifts need more employees, with both full and part time positions. Nursing assistants are a valued member of the healthcare team, and experienced physiology, mental, recreational and occupational therapists are encouraged to apply. As this healthcare provider is adamant about providing a lively, fun and safe environment that offers many enjoyable daily excursions and diversions for residential seniors, those with talents to share in music, gardening, art and more should give the organization a call.

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The welcoming environment in any given Sussex Healthcare residential home is highlighted with the homey decor theme and relaxed demeanor of staff. This skilled healthcare establishment aims to provide superior services that encompass many aspects of daily life. The company also boasts a beautiful new gymnasium that seniors are welcome to use. It is staffed with experts in fitness so the area is safe. These fitness specialists are trained to create individualized fitness routines and exercises. Seniors can get muscle and joint pain relief by using this company’s warmed and heated new pool and various hot tubs on the premises.

Since Sussex Healthcare is determined to always deliver exceptional service, they have also announced that they are expanding their housekeeping, maintenance and laundry services. New positions in these and other necessary departments like dietary has also been announced. Employees love the laid back atmosphere that Sussex Healthcare offers. All staff are considered important pieces of the full Sussex Healthcare network. The company offers fantastic pay, many benefits and so much more.

Learn more about Sussex Healthcare: https://www.esht.nhs.uk/

How Robert Ivy Became An Advocate For Good Design

Robert Ivy is the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Institute of Architects. He was born and raised in Columbus, Mississipi. After graduating from high school he attended Sewanee University in Tennessee and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English. He then attended Tulane University and earned a master’s degree in architecture. He now lives in Washington, D.C. since that is where the AIA is headquartered.

For 15 years, from 1981 to 1996, Robert Ivy worked at the architectural firm Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy. He was a principal of this company also served as a critic for many national publications about architecture. His writing led to him being hired by McGraw-Hill Construction Media in 1996. He served as both a vice president and editorial director. While he edited many publications put out by this company the most prestigious magazine in the industry, Architectural Record, was a key focus of his. Other publications he edited were Constructor, Sweets, Greensource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, and others.

Robert Ivy has been honored a few times by professional organizations in the architectural industry. Among these was American Business Media presenting him with their Crain Award in 2009. This is this organization’s highest distinction. In 1998 he was given the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence. Perhaps his biggest honor occurred in 2010 when the architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi named as a “Master Architect”. The vote was unanimous and he is one of just seven people to earn this designation since this fraternity formed in 1917. The award was given to him due to his effective communication about why good design should be valued.

In 1992, Robert Ivy published Fay Jones: Architect. E. Fay Jones was one of the giants of the American architectural industry. He had apprenticed with the celebrated Frank Lloyd Wright in 1990 he won the AIA Gold Medal which is the AIAs highest honor. Robert Ivy’s book is considered the definite biography of him and his work.

Writing for Huffpost a number of times, Robert Ivy has often said that good design has a dramatic effect on the health of the people who live and work in the building. As the CEO of the AIA, he pushed for architects to always take health into account when designing a building or creating infrastructure in a city. He has said that bad design has led to bad health such as the fact that over 35% of Americans are now obese.

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End Citizens United Identifies 2018 Targets

The stated goal of the political action committee End Citizens United is to reverse a 2010 decision by the United States Supreme Court to disallow any limits to campaign contributions by groups to specific candidates. The group is focused on forcing ‘big money’ out of politics by electing Democratic candidates that are in favor of reforming campaign finance policies.

ECU recently released a list, entitled the Big Money 20, of Republican politicians who they say have constantly favored the interests of big business over those of the people they were elected to represent. The political action committee says that these politicians show their favor for these special interests by either the acceptance of large donations, of giving support to legislation that benefits mega-donors or pushes- back against the reform of campaign finance policies.

Tiffany Muller, the executive director of End Citizens United, says that the list is comprised of members of Congress that are the “worst of the worst.” ECU plans to combat these offenders by spending $35 million on the various elections that these congressmen will be a part of in 2018. This is $10 million more than the PAC spent during the 2016 election cycle.

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Many of these incumbents that are being targeted by ECU are facing stiff competition in their bids for reelection. Two exceptions to this fact, however, are Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who are not expected to face any real threat according to most political analysts.

End Citizens United depends on small donations of the more than 3 million members of the organization to provide funding for their efforts. ECU considers this a tangible sign that people of America are seeking to change what they see as a corrupt political system.

One pollster studying the issue, Al Quinlan, reports that voters identifying themselves as independent are particularly interested in seeing money from special interests groups removed from the political process. Only job creation and protection from terrorism are seen as bigger priorities to independent voters.

Quinlan also says that research has shown that speaking up about the effect of big money in politics resonates deeply with voters. He cites the example of the Nevada Senate race of 2016 involving Joe Heck and Catherine Cortez Masto of the Republican and Democratic parties respectively.

The study polled voters on both conventional Democratic messages versus the message of reforming campaign finance policies. It was determined that the campaign finance reform message was much more effective at swaying the minds of voters than the traditional Democratic talking points proved to be.