Written by Marie Barnes, Regency Corporate Marketing Director.
Wayne, NJ – On a summer’s evening, amongst beautiful gardens, glasses clinked, music drifted through the crowd, the smell of fresh, lush gardens permeated the area, with lively conversation and laughter ringing through the group.
This special evening took place on Thursday, June 12th, with over 125 attendees who joined in at the Wine Tasting event held by St. Joe’s Hospital, Wayne Auxiliary. The event was hosted at Regency Gardens Post-Acute, Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 296 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne.
This fundraiser will benefit St. Joe’s Hospital, Wayne campus, and go toward the pledge the Auxiliary has made to the hospital. The volunteer group is a dedicated committee of people, who work very diligently to make a difference in their community. The Auxiliary works in conjunction with the Foundation Office and Development Director, Susan Spatt of St. Joe’s Hospital, Wayne campus.
Many community members knew each other and it was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect in a relaxed, enjoyable environment, many old friends had an opportunity to reminisce, while new friendships were formed.
Warwick Valley Winery served samplings of wines and liqueurs, explaining the various combinations of flavors. Gourmet Pizza was served made freshly from a large pizza oven set outside on the patio grounds of Regency Gardens. The atmosphere provided beautiful surroundings with waterfalls, mature trees, koi ponds, and beautifully manicured grounds.
Live music serenaded the group, and photographer, Michael Lawrence, from Wayne, donated his services, taking photographs. Hot and cold appetizers were also served, along with soft beverages, for a variety of tastes. Vendors set up tables for their wares, and the attendees enjoyed a little shopping.
The collaboration and event was enjoyed by everyone present, and attendees commented that they would enjoy attending another evening like this next year!
For further information about Regency Gardens Post-Acute, Rehabilitation and Nursing and Center, please call 973-790-5800, or visit us online at, www.regencynursing.com.