October 01, 2021

Entertainment Can Be Great For the Mind

For the residents at Williamsbridge Center, the intimate 77-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility on Tomlinson Avenue, the Recreation Department, led by Director Monique Sampson, did something on August 26 that was aimed to, not only bring back beautiful memories and have some laughs, but also to do an exercise that’s ideal to help stimulate the mind for those of advanced age. Here, two staff personnel from Activities dressed up like Marilyn Monroe and in her “Poetic Justice” t-shirt, Janet Jackson where they roamed the facility doing their walks and even singing a tune like Monroe’s “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation”.

Our residents love to be entertained and little do they know, doing something fun like this is actually helping them,” said Sampson. “I am hoping to do more programs like this because when you get smiles and also satisfy something psychologically, it’s definitely a win-win.”

Williamsbridge Center has one of the most active Recreation Departments throughout the Centers Health Care family.

As seen on Patch


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