Phoebe Richland Employee Receives The Alzheimer’s Association’s Pride Award for Bucks County

Richlandtown, PA – Connie Quier, Memory Support Community Life Coordinator at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, received the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Chapter’s PRIDE Award for Professional Recognition in Dementia Excellence. Quier received the only award presented to a direct care memory support worker in Bucks County.

This annual award, formerly celebrated at the Martin Luther King Recognition Event, is given to 18 extraordinary direct care workers at one of the association’s three annual conferences. The award is presented to honor one nominee from each county in the Delaware Valley Chapter’s service area.

Quier was nominated by Kristin Kiehstaller, Director of Community Life at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, for the exemplary work she does on a day-to-day basis. “Connie introduced many innovative programs to enhance the quality of life for residents and educational experiences for campus members,” says Kiehstaller.

Quier served as an active member on the Niche Team for the Phoebe Center for Excellence in Dementia Care since its founding in 2012. Quier embraced Montessori and Activity Engagement Programming and as part of the Niche Team, she helped to compile a manual of the types of programming Phoebe provides to residents and the outcomes that are realized.

“Connie eagerly embraces new opportunities to enhance care for older adults and to expand the knowledge of her peers,” adds Kiehstaller. “Her relaxed attitude, enthusiasm for her work and caring attitude toward her residents demonstrate her exceptional value to Phoebe.”

About Phoebe Ministries
Phoebe Ministries is a non-profit, multi-facility organization specializing in healthcare, housing, and support services for seniors. Founded in 1903 and affiliated with the United Church of Christ, Phoebe Ministries offers a full continuum of care to suit the diverse needs of senior adults. Located in seven Pennsylvania counties and serving thousands of seniors annually, Phoebe features four continuing care retirement communities, eight affordable housing facilities, and two pharmacies. For over a century Phoebe’s tradition of excellence and passion for caring have made us the leader in care for senior adults and their family members. For more information about Phoebe Ministries, call toll free 800-453-8814, visit, “like” us on Facebook ( or visit our YouTube page (