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Regency Gardens Resident Spotlight: Meet Kurt the Musician!

Dear Regency Friends,

Meet a  most talented musician who is hanging out with us for a little while for some rehabilitative therapy.

Kurt has been  playing the Electric Base Guitar for almost fifty years. When he was a youngster, Kurt took accordion lessons, because in his own words, “my mother insisted on lessons and my father enforced it.” He taught himself to play the piano and then taught himself to play the Electric Base  Guitar. Kurt played with many bands in Little Falls at the local bars and in College Circuits. They specialized in Rock-n-Roll and Rhythm and Blues from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. He said, “As a stable profession, I was a refrigeration mechanic.” His sister brought and hooked up his guitar in his room at Regency Gardens, to give him that home-like feeling that Regency strives to achieve for our residents. Not only did he play for his sister, his brother-in-law and great niece, he entertains our staff and our residents, who look forward to his performances at the facility.

According to Regency Gardens Activity Director Liz Johnson; “Music is the best Medicine”

Truer words were never spoken!

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Meet An Inspirational Resident at Regency Jewish Heritage!

Meet Our Beloved Molly!

 

Molly Is one of our centenarian residents who has been residing at Regency for almost 3 years.

Mollie grew up in New York City with her parents and 3 brothers.  As a child, she loved to read and walked to the library every Saturday morning.  She was allowed to take out 2 fiction books and 4 non-fiction, and her choices always included fairy tales.

Mollie went to Hunter College in NY on a full scholarship and earned a degree in political science and history. During the war, she worked for the Navy, inspecting ammunition in a factory in Jersey City. After the war, she worked as a payroll accountant at Lerner Shops clothing in New York City. 

A few years later, she married a lucky man who lived in Highland Park, NJ and the couple had two lovely daughters there, Wendy and Alisa. Both are now grown and visit her all the time.

Mollie worked for many years as a special education teacher in a nearby elementary school.  She was also an active volunteer in the PTA and Hadassah. She loved to bake for her family; her specialties were apple pies and sponge cake. 

Sadly her husband passed away 15 years ago and Mollie is now living at Regency. Today, Mollie spends her day with her peers; she joins them for Zumba gold, yoga and joins in all the programs that are offered daily. She keeps her mind and body active. And she tells everyone, “Every day is a gift especially if nothing hurts, so enjoy life”.

Mollie is an amazing resident and a truly an inspiration to all, because if she can do it, you can too!

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Have You Seen Our New Social Media Snippets?

We have been busy here at Regency lately!

With the exceptional reviews we have been receiving from our grateful families, we decided it was high time to create beautiful social media appropriate graphics of our online reviews wherever they appear, which we have been publishing on our social media pages.

These reviews are initially published on Google etc and then we aggregate the reviews and turn them into social media worthy ‘snippets’ for posting to Facebook!!

Take a look at this latest review snippet, which was recently published on Google by a grateful family at Regency Gardens in Wayne and is now additionally and prominently featured as a ‘snippet’ (I couldn’t think of a better descriptive) on our Regency Gardens Facebook Page!

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A Special Anniversary Celebrated at Regency Gardens Nursing, Wayne, NJ!

John and Helen Celentano celebrated their 71st Wedding Anniversary on Oct. 6,2017, with a gala affair at Regency Gardens!

The facility was decorated with balloons and a “special” cake was served. The happy couple met in their teens and were High School sweethearts. After graduating, John joined the Navy during WWII and was stationed in the Philippines. When he was discharged, the couple was married at “Our Lady of Libra” in North Bergen.

Helen owned two Beauty Shops and John worked for the Postal Service. They are proud parents of two sons and are delighted with their two grandsons, one great grandson and one great granddaughter. Helen and John are contented with their life together. They praise the friendly and efficient staff and she states, “We are well cared for at our home at Regency Gardens”.

God bless them both!