December 30, 2021

Centers Health Care Bronx Nursing Homes Enjoy The Holidays

 

Christmas 2021 was a bounce back holiday season for many nursing homes throughout the New York City tri-state area as various holiday events such as Christmas lunches, dinners and socials filled the dining rooms and common areas with all kinds of fun events. Whether there were holiday arts & crafts, secret Santa fun or caroling, 2021 surely shined, even with COVID-19 variants making its presence known. That’s OK because the majority of nursing home residents and staff personnel have been vaccinated and many have received the booster.

At three Bronx nursing homes run by Centers Health CareBeth Abraham Center on Allerton Avenue, Triboro Center on Teller Avenue and Bronx Center on Underhill Avenue and White Plains Road, the sites and sounds of the 2021 holiday season were highly festive.

Holiday music always brings people together and at Bronx Center, the 200-bed skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center off of Bruckner Blvd., the Recreation team led by Diane Garofola, the team brought in a jazz guitarist who played holiday music like a rock star. A few days before, Bronx Center had many of their residents help trimming the various Christmas trees in the facility.Beth Abraham Center, the 448-bed skilled nursing facility located on Allerton Avenue and Bronx Park East, had various socials throughout the facility where chocolate desserts were given out and Christmas photo opportunities took place as residents and staff dressed for the holidays.

 

Dressed like elves, reindeer and Santa, the staff at Triboro Center on Teller Avenue and 167th street had an amazing time over Christmas. Staff from each department toured the facility singing Christmas carols to residents in their rooms as well as in the dayrooms. Staff members posed for pictures with the residents as they made their way around, through the hallways and into all of the rooms.
“The holidays are an amazing fun time and while last year was primarily quiet, this year it all came back and it was all smiles everyday,” said Jeff Sicklick, Centers Health Care’s downstate Corporate Regional Director. “We all need to be safe, smart but have a good times even you have to social distance.”

 

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