Millville Woman’s Club Members Meet Senior Living Director, Two Millville High Students

From left: Donna Pio, MWC Education Committee Chair; Courtney Ayers; Aliza Langlois; and Barbara Westog, Co-Chair MWC Education Committee. RIGHT: Michele McLaughlin, director of Community Relations at New Standard Senior Living.

Michele McLaughlin is the Director of Community Relations at New Standard Senior Living and she was invited to the Millville Woman’s Club’s (MWC) January meeting to provide members with information about this new facility. New Standard is a retirement community that offers assisted living services. A variety of options are offered to fulfill resident needs, from personal care to housekeeping. Meals are prepared on-site. Transportation is provided for shopping and other events. Staff strives to empower residents to maintain dignity and independence. Residents are encouraged to participate in scheduled social, educational and entertaining activities. Payment options are available to make this affordable, including New Jersey Medicaid Waiver.

One MWC member who resides at New Standard offered positive comments about her experience living there. McLaughlin provided brochures regarding New Standard. Contact 856-469-8192 for more information or to schedule a visit.

MWC Education Chair Donna Pio introduced two senior girls from Millville High School (MHS) and invited them to share with members their school and community activities as well as future goals. Courtney Ayers is a member of the National Honor Society and Leaders Club. She is taking advanced studies in English, psychology, statistics and chemistry and is also studying anatomy and physiology. Ayers is enrolled in the Early College Program at Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) where she has completed courses in Medical Terminology and Elements of Healthcare and is currently studying Sociology, Introduction to Ethics, US History and Pre-Calculus. Ayers has had an academic varsity letter and varsity softball letter. She helps coach South Jersey Heat softball teams. Ayers plans to study nursing in college and eventually become a nurse practitioner.

Aliza Langois is also a member of the National Honor Society and is taking advanced studies in English, psychology, statistics and chemistry as well as anatomy and physiology and culinary arts. She, too, is enrolled in the Early College Program at RCSJ where she is taking courses in Sociology, Introduction to Ethics and US History. Langois received a Bronze Congressional Award in 2019. She is captain of field hockey and has had varsity field hockey and softball letters as well as an academic varsity letter. Langois works at the Maurice River Diner and My Little School Daycare. She volunteers for the nursery at Calvery Chapel, Heislerville Fire Company and helps to coach the Bulldogs Softball Team. Following graduation, Langois plans to attend Albright College in Reading, PA for two years, where she will also play on their division three softball team, then complete her BSN in nursing at Drexel University. Her goal is to work in a hospital.

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