Happy Birthday, Jo!

Happy Birthday to Our Founder and Director of Nursing

Another year to celebrate the joy of Jo Alch. Here at Acappella In Home Care we have a lot to be grateful for and one of those things is this woman right here! Acappella would not be what it is today without your wonderful spirit, hard work, and beautiful smile. The Acappella team wishes you a Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Jennie Verne Parris!

Today would be my Grandmother Jennie’s 100th birthday. She wanted so badly to live to celebratDa smalle that milestone birthday, pushing herself in every way to achieve it. She didn’t want to say goodbye to her family she loved so much. She lost a hard fought battle with Congestive Heart Failure in March of 2015, two months shy of her 98th birthday.
I thought I would celebrate today for her by sharing one of her best recipes. Grandmother Jennie was an excellent cook, and my Grandfather used to brag to his family and friends– “Your Grandmother is the best cook in the city of Dallas,” as she smiled with pride. I would have to agree. I remember watching her make her homemade pie crust from a step stool next to her in the kitchen, my favorite being her cherry pie.
To make the crust, Grandmother would always use the Classic Crisco Pie Crust Recipe  – but with a twist. She had learned a secret from famed Texas chef Helen Corbitt and used the trick to make every crust. “Before you add the flour,” she whispered to me, “cream the shortening.”
Grandmother always insisted on using Comstock Cherry Pie Filling. To the filling, she’d add 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, and dots of butter. Into a 350 degree oven it would go for 50 – 60 minutes until the cherries were bubbly and the crust golden brown.
Happy 100th birthday Grandmother Jennie!
With love,
Jo

2017 Pajama Drive Kickoff

Our 2017 Pajama Drive Kickoff begins on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Join us for breakfast from 830-1030 am, donate pajamas, get involved!

Our goal is to collect 1000 pair of men’s and women’s pajamas
to deliver to low/no income seniors this Christmas.

2017 Pajama Drive Kickoff

 

Acappella in Home Care
7920 Beltline Road #380
Dallas, TX 75254

 

Acappella’s Emma Locke and Tom Lves Named Finalist in APS Caregiver Awards

RN finalist Tom Lves, Caregiver finalist Emma Locke, Director of Human Resources Ope Daramola.

RN finalist Tom Lves, Caregiver finalist Emma Locke, and Director of Human Resources Ope Daramola.

The Dallas County Adult Protective Services Community Board hosted a Caregiver Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 3rd. Members of the Acappella staff were present to support two of our finest: Emma Locke and Tom Lves. Ms. Locke was named a Finalist in the Excellence in Professional Caregiving – In Home Care category; Tom Lves was named a RN finalist. Congratulations to Emma and Tom. We honor your commitment to providing the very best care!

 

 

 

 

Jo Alch and Ope Daramola at the Dallas County Adult Protective Services Caregiver Awards Luncheon.

Jo Alch and Ope Daramola at the Dallas County Adult Protective Services
Caregiver Awards Luncheon.

The Dallas County APS Community Board is an organization that supports APS Caseworkers and staff, and their clients in 10 Dallas-area offices.  Funds raised through the Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon are used to support the Staff through continuing education, recognition and appreciation and resources.  Funds will also be used to stock the Silver Star Room with needed supplies such as box fans, space heaters, adult briefs and nutritional supplements.

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