Manor Moments

March is Social Work Month

March 2024

Social Work Month, observed throughout March, celebrates social workers’ constant contributions to our community. These professionals use psychology and sociology to solve social issues and improve many residents’ quality of life and advocate on their behalf. Cornwall Manor is fortunate to have three social workers as part of our team.

Alexis Lehr, left and Wendy Ebersole, right.

Wendy Ebersole and Alexis Lehr are both social workers that provide support to Health Center residents. Additionally, Lexi supports Corson Hall Personal Care residents. In their roles, Wendy and Lexi assist with discharge planning and arrange after care, evaluate mood and state/provide emotional support, monitor and intervene with behaviors, develop care plans, provide psychosocial support during adjustment periods, advocate for best quality of life, address any and all concerns that arise and support families.

Wendy has been a social worker for 23 years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in education from Bloomsburg University. She shares that the most rewarding part of her job is getting to know the residents and their past lives. She feels that social workers can empower residents and give them hope. Wendy enjoys mini golf, shopping, camping and the beach, spending time with family and playing board games.

Lexi became part of the Cornwall Manor team in June 2022. She has her bachelor’s degree from Alvernia University in Behavioral Health & Psychology. Lexi is working on her master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lock Haven University. She plans to use this degree to obtain her license as a professional counselor and wants to use her degree to become a resource for the older adult and geriatric community. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, crafts and cooking.

Audrey Spitler

Audrey Spitler is the social worker for campus. In her role as the Campus Social Services Coordinator, she is a resource for independent living residents. She serves as the community and campus liaison, endures residents’ psychosocial needs are addressed, supports the need for transition to a higher level of care, organizes and coordinates support groups, advocated for resident rights, reviews the resident handbook, provides emotion support and conversation, coordinates in-home healthcare/hospice, provides education to residents on various topics, oversees daily wellness checks and more.

She has her Bachelor of Arts from Shippensburg University and has been a social worker for 42 years. Her second job out of college was at the Lebanon County home and she quickly realized that this population of residents, is who she enjoyed the most. Audrey feels that all residents are full of wisdom and self-accomplished. In her spare time, she likes to read and spend time with her family, has an interest in genealogy and collects tea pots and cups.

Ladies, thank you for your dedication and commitment to Cornwall Manor and the residents you serve!