News stories from Rolling Fields

16 Oct: Halloween Drive Around Parade!

For many years we have held our annual safe Trail-of-Treats here at Rolling Fields. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will have to make some changes this year. Unfortunately we are unable hold a traditional trick or treat where we would set up a wonderful Halloween experience for all to enjoy while our Elders could enjoy passing out candy to…

08 Oct: Rolling Fields Elder Care Named Top Nursing Home by Newsweek

Rolling Fields Elder Care Community by Heritage in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, ranks among the top nursing homes in America for the second consecutive year, according to a recent report from Newsweek. The publication identified the Best Nursing Homes for 2020-2021, and also released the nursing home finder by ranking more than 15,000 homes across the nation. Rolling Fields, which opened as…

07 Oct: October Visitation Update

Dear Friends of Rolling Fields, As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide, the safety and health of our residents and staff continues to be of the utmost importance. Staff are monitored daily upon arrival for work and wear surgical masks and eye protection, such as face shields, to limit the transmission of COVID-19 from potential asymptomatic employees. Staff…

29 Sep: Rolling Fields Couple Enjoys Six Decades of Marriage

It’s hard to imagine many things lasting for six decades, but for Randall and Nancy Gruber, their marriage has managed to withstand the test of time. The couple, who live at Rolling Fields Eldercare Community in Conneautville, celebrated their 60th anniversary earlier this year. The tale of how the two ended up together since 1960 is a strange one.

15 Sep: Heritage Announces Administration Changes at Rolling Fields Elder Care Community

Lisa Haglund, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, recently welcomed new administrative staff at Rolling Fields Elder Care in Conneautville, PA, appointing Sara King as Rolling Fields Administrator and Joseph Weeks as Rolling Fields Assistant Administrator. Haglund shared, “We are honored to welcome Sara and Joseph to Rolling Fields. They both have a long history and tradition with our organization…

01 Sep: Visitation Update

Dear Friends of Rolling Fields, As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide, the safety and health of our residents and staff continues to be of the utmost importance. Staff are monitored daily upon arrival for work and wear surgical masks and eye protection, such as face shields, to limit the transmission of COVID-19 from potential asymptomatic employees. Staff…

28 Jul: Rolling Fields Elders Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

Randall and Nancy Gruber, both Elders at Rolling Fields Elder Care, a Heritage skilled nursing community in Conneautville, recently celebrated 60 years of marriage together.

22 Jul: Rolling Fields Workers Who Tested Positive for Virus Return to Work

Nineteen employees at Rolling Fields Elder Care Community who tested positive for COVID-19 are back to work after completing a 10-day isolation period, while five residents who tested positive are due to be released from the facility’s isolated coronavirus unit today or Wednesday. “We just want to hold on to them just a little bit extra just to make sure…

14 Jul: New CEO Leads in Caring for Frontline Workers at Rolling Fields Communities

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries President and CEO, shared details this week on her new “Feeding the Hearts of Heroes” campaign at Rolling Fields Elder Care, a Heritage senior living community in Conneautville, PA.

13 Jul: Encouragement from Heritage CCO

Jeremy Rutter, Heritage Chief Clinical Officer, shared words of comfort and encouragement for those concerned about staffing and the safety of employees and residents at Rolling Fields Elder Care, which had 5 residents and 17 staff members test positive for COVID-19 on Monday, July 13. “The health and safety of our residents and staff is of the utmost importance. At…

13 Jul: Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Tests

Heritage President and CEO, Lisa Haglund, confirmed today that Rolling Fields, a Heritage senior living community in Conneautville, PA, has 5 residents and 17 staff members who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in their skilled nursing community. Haglund stated, “The COVID-19 positive tests were a result of the mandated blanket testing in Pennsylvania for nursing home staff and…

13 May: Heritage Ministries Confirms New Permanent President and CEO of Organization

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has confirmed Lisa Haglund as the permanent President and CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. Lisa previously served Heritage as the Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Development across all communities in four states. Lisa began her career with Northwest Bank, a ten billion dollar corporation, for over twenty years,…

17 Apr: Heritage Ministries Announces Executive Change

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has named Lisa Haglund as the interim CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. She will replace previous CEO, David Smeltzer. She stated, “Each employee at Heritage plays an important role every day, but especially as we face the recent events unfolding surrounding COVID-19. I am both honored and blessed to…

30 Mar: Conneaut Cellars Making Hand Sanitizer for Nursing Facilities

Conneaut Cellars Winery & Distillery has joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic — making and donating hand sanitizer to three area nursing home centers. Last week, Conneaut Cellars completed its first batch of hand sanitizer — about 18 gallons, according to owner Joal Wolf. The hand sanitizer was given to Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville, Rolling Fields…

20 Feb: Tips to Avoiding Financial Planning Mistakes

Whether you just landed your first job or nearing retirement, it’s never too early or too late to plan for your long-term future. Unfortunately, studies show that only about 33 percent of US households have an IRA designed to help save for post-retirement life and less than half of those people have a 401k set up. Kiplinger.com lists five common…

21 Jan: Simple Stretches to Keep You Moving This Winter

During the winter months, inactivity can take a toll on the physical and mental health of seniors. Staying active during the colder months is vital to maintaining good health. Senior living communities like Rolling Fields offer wellness and fitness programs and we encourage community members to remain involved and engaged during the winter months. Here are six simple stretches you…

06 Jan: Improving Eating Habits

Changing the way you eat doesn’t sound too difficult. But, if you’ve been doing something for most of your life, and now you’re in your 60s or older, that can be pretty daunting. What helps is to have a partner to help you. Those residing within retirement communities that provide three nutritious and delicious meals each day enjoy such a…

16 Dec: Staying Active in the Winter Months

Hibernation is not an option for seniors during the winter! While the cold, the snow, and the lack of sun can be depressing, you cannot let that cause you to curl into the fetal position and count the days until spring arrives. It’s no joking matter either. Being inactive is unhealthy for you physically, mentally, and socially. Therefore, it’s recommended…

02 Dec: Tips to Fighting Cold and Flu Season

Winter – also known as cold and flu season – can leave you more prone to falling ill in the cold months. There are over 200 different cold viruses, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults average two to three colds each year. Both the common cold and the flu are contagious, but cold symptoms…

25 Nov: Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be an especially difficult time to grieve the loss of a loved one. Your sense of loss can be magnified during family gatherings, holiday traditions and meaningful events. The need for support is the greatest during the holidays. Focus on good memories and take comfort with family and friends. There are a number of ways you…

19 Nov: Different Types of Therapy

There are different types of therapy available at Rolling Fields! Our partnership with HealthPRO/Heritage, a progressive industry leader providing world-class therapy management services, helps provide world-class therapy management services, for skilled, outpatient, acute care, and home care settings nationwide. HealthPRO/Heritage works with local staff at to achieve a unique balance of delivering the optimal quality of care with exceptional resident…

29 Oct: Sunlight May Not Be Enough to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Calcium and vitamin D are two of the most important nutrients for bone health, but vitamin D deficiency is common among seniors. Because seniors typically drink less milk and spend fewer hours outside, they often aren’t getting all the vitamin D they need. For most people, sunlight is the most important source of vitamin D, as sunlight converts cholesterol to…

18 Oct: Rolling Fields Elder Care Named Top Nursing Home by Newsweek

Rolling Fields Elder Care Community by Heritage in Conneautville, PA ranks among the top nursing homes in America, according to a recent report from Newsweek. The publication identified the Best Nursing Homes for 2019-2020 and also released the nursing home finder by ranking more than 15,000 homes across the nation. Tonya Moyer, Rolling Fields Interim Administrator, said the recognition was…

14 Oct: Tips to Staying Active In the Winter Months

Cold weather forces many seniors inside during the winter months, but you don’t have to limit your activities until spring. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. That’s just 30 minutes, five days a week. Rolling Fields offers a wide range of physical and mental activities and varied programs and events…

02 Oct: Tornado Anniversary News Stories

See below for news stories highlighting Rolling Fields tornado anniversary. Celebrating Tornado Recovery – Erie News Now – click here Rolling Fields Eldercare Community Residents and Staff Thank Community for Help One Year After Tornado – Your Erie – click here Quick Thinking, Cooperative Efforts Remembered a Year After Tornado Hits Rolling Fields – The Meadville Tribune – click here…

29 Sep: One Year Anniversary Thank You!

October 2, 2019 will mark the one year anniversary of the Conneautville Tornado. Your assistance on that fateful day was a tremendous support to Rolling Fields to ensure the care and safety of 161 Elders. While there was damage to our property and buildings, we were blessed to come away from this disaster with no injuries to Elders or Care…

23 Sep: Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Research has shown that a more plant-based diet may help prevent, treat, or reverse heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. While you may not want to give up steak and chicken for good, you can still adopt a plant-based diet while consuming modest amounts of fish and lean meat. People who averaged eight-plus servings of fruits and…

16 Sep: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pets not only can improve the lives of seniors, but they also have a positive impact on their health too. People of all ages benefit from having a pet, but this is especially true for seniors. Walking a dog not only provides an opportunity for exercise, but also the chance to socialize thanks to increased interactions with neighbors. Studies show…

09 Sep: Brain Games

Do you think that crossword puzzles and word search games are nothing more than mild entertainment that help pass the time? Think again. Those affordable and easy-to-find games are likely one of the keys to staying mentally sharp as you age, at least that’s what numerous studies have shown. Brain games, as well as other mentally stimulating leisure activities play…

26 Aug: Are You Practicing Safe Medication Management?

As we age, it becomes more likely that additional medicines are being used which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects or interactions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration urges older adults to use caution when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Physical changes as you age can affect the way medicines are handled by your body. Rolling Fields offers…

06 Aug: Stretching Exercises

Seniors who reside at Rolling Fields enjoy numerous amenities and scheduled activities, including exercise classes. These community members can literally walk from their home and join their peers in working up a sweat, socializing, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s just one of the many reasons why Rolling Fields is a great choice for senior living. Outside of exercise classes,…

29 Jul: Three Fun DIY Projects for Grandchildren

One of the most important relationships in our lives is the one between grandparent and grandchild. When you live at a maintenance-free community like Rolling Fields, grandparents have the space, freedom, and lifestyle that allows them to connect with their loved ones! You can create memories and bridge the generation gap with these three fun DIY projects to do with…

21 Apr: Rolling Fields Announces New Not-for-Profit Status

David Smeltzer, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced today that Rolling Fields Elder Care Community by Heritage in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, was recently granted the designation of 501 C-3 not-for-profit corporation. This unique shift of a for-profit to not-for-profit based organization is not something that is commonly seen in business organizations in the lucrative senior care industry, but it signifies…