August 15, 2018

Three “Art from the Heart” 2018 Finalists Are from the Centers Health Care Family

BRONX, NY (August 15, 2018) – The Centers Health Care family is proud to announce that three of our residents have been chosen winners of the 2018 \"Art from the Heart\" annual statewide competition by the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL). On behalf of the Foundation for Quality Care (FQC), the NYSHFA/ NYSCAL selected 13 winners from among 94 submissions provided by nursing home and assisted living residents across New York State. This year, a total of 60-member facilities participated in the program and entries were received from every NYSHFA/NYSCAL district. Thirteen pieces of art were selected as winners and they will be featured in the 2019 Art From the Heart wall calendar. Of the 13 pieces chosen for publication, three were the work of residents of the Centers Health Care Family. They include:

  • Jean Freese, Fulton Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing, Gloversville, NY
  • Joyce Hennelly, Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing, Cooperstown, NY
  • Marjorie Spivey, Martine Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, White Plains, NY

\"We are very proud to have so many talented residents among us,\" said Kenny Rozenberg, CEO of Centers Health Care. \"And we’re especially proud of what this says about our recreation program. It truly demonstrates the strength of our recreation departments throughout our continuum of facilities, and the importance we place on creating active, vibrant lifestyles for all of our residents. Bringing out our residents’ artistic talents and teaching new skills is all part of the program. Congratulations to each and every one of our recreation teams and to our three winners.\"

It’s interesting to note that this is the second year in a row that Cooperstown Center has produced a winner. Two selections appearing in the current, 2018 calendar were created by Cooperstown residents Claire Cardinale and Jean Pysnik for last year’s competition. Also, Martine Center resident Marjorie Spivey had turned 100 years old this past April.

The \"Art from the Heart\" Program was launched as a way to honor the vibrant contributions and creative spirit of residents, and the decision process is always difficult. Individuals whose work was not selected for publication all receive a certificate of recognition.

About Centers Health Care

Centers Health Care is one of the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuums in the northeast. The Centers Health Care family includes 45 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in NY, NJ, Rhode Island, Missouri and Kansas. In addition, the Centers continuum includes home health care, Managed Long-Term Care, Adult Day Healthcare, Assisted Living, two state-of-the-art Renal Dialysis Centers, and Centers Urgent Care providing walk-in medical care.

More than 22,000 dedicated staffers and caregivers provide for the needs or over 8,000 long-and short-term residents throughout the Centers Health Care family.

Centers facilities are well-known as innovators in the industry, pioneering new services and protocols to ensure their residents are not only medically cared for in a safe, clean and nurturing environment, but that they enjoy their lives to the fullest each day.

Through their family of skilled nursing facilities, Centers Health Care offers acute and sub-acute care, welcoming patients with very diverse needs including those on ventilators, bariatric patients, and those suffering with heart failure, HIV, AIDS, dementia or in need of dialysis or specialized nutritional services including TPN.


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