Debra Straughn, director of sales and marketing for Presbyterian Senior Living, recently addressed the Dover Colonial Rotary Club.

Her presentation began with the organization’s mission statement: “Guided by the life and teachings of Jesus, the mission of Presbyterian Senior Living is to provide compassionate, vibrant and supportive communities and services to promote wholeness of body, mind and spirit.”

PSL serves 31 communities in Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Westminster Village, the sole PSL location in Delaware, was established in 1927 by Ellen Parker, widow of a Presbyterian minister. Nine women were its first occupants.

Westminster offers three levels of living assistance: independent living, assisted living and long-term care and short-term rehabilitation.

Straughn said the difference between Westminster Village and other senior communities is that PSL offers maintenance-free living, opportunities for activities, socialization, readiness to help when needed thus providing peace of mind for the families and an engaging environment to pursue new interests. Westminster also offers guaranteed appliances, chef-prepared meals and regularly scheduled transportation

Straughn ended her presentation by advising those in attendance to remember that “not having a plan is not a plan. Therefore, plan ahead, research now. In short, get to know us before you need us.”

For more on Dover Colonial Rotary Club, call 270-5966.