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PVM Welcomes Karen Love as New Initiative’s Coordinator

Detroit – Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) has announced Karen Love as the Coordinator for Community Connections, a new community based, member driven network in Greater Midtown Detroit that helps connect seniors with their community and resources that will help support a vibrant life at home.

Love is the President and CEO of KarYzma Media Consulting specializing in Black media. Prior to KarYzma, Love was the Chief Operating Officer of the Michigan Chronicle and Publisher of the FrontPage newspapers. As COO, Love was in charge of local and national advertising sales, as well as being the liaison to other African American newspapers and related organizations around the country.

In addition to her wealth of experience in the newspaper business and marketing, Love has served on the board of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., Marketing Youth Sport Recreation and the Michigan Women’s Foundation, among others. Additionally, she served four years on the Planning Commission for the City of River Rouge, where she resides. Love is a dedicated member of Triumph Church where she is also a teacher and Dean of Practical Application courses at Triumph University.

“We are pleased to welcome Karen as the Community Connections Coordinator. She has extensive knowledge with community relations, and has been a leader in the Greater Detroit Community. We’re eager for her to grow and build this new network that will be great for the community,” said PVM Board Chair Lynda Jeffries.

Community Connections will be holding an Open House inviting community members to hear about the new initiative in the Greater Midtown area. The Open House will be held on October 24, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. at The Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation in the Hannan Café, at 4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be served.

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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM), headquartered in Southfield, MI, is a faith-based, non-profit, multi-site system that has served seniors of all faiths since 1945. PVM serves more than 4,300 seniors and currently has 26 senior living communities including continuing care retirement communities (apartments, assisted living, and skilled nursing all on one campus), subsidized senior housing, and market rate senior housing. The PVM Foundation advances the PVM mission by providing philanthropic support for benevolent care, innovative services such as Green Houses® for the frail elderly and wellness programs for residents and seniors throughout the state. For more information on Presbyterian Villages of Michigan or Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation log on at www.pvm.org.