A Poignant Trip Down Memory Lane at Regency Gardens, Wayne, NJ!

A very poignant and touching story this morning out of Regency Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation in Wayne, NJ.

Our beloved resident, Frances M and her husband owned the local candy store, Dayton Chocolates for over 75 years

Dayton Chocolates is one of those delightful and old school chocolatiers who create one-of-a kind chocolate delicacies that are just out of this world! Their chocolate creations come in all forms and compositions, including white chocolate, dark chocolate and everything in-between.

The business has now been taken over by her Son, Danny and he is honoring the same tried and true traditions of enhanced customer service and going the extra mile for his loyal chocolate enthusiasts!

However, as much as Frances loves her days at Regency Gardens, every once in a while she feels a longing to retrace her steps and go back to visit the landmarks and meet the families and children of the same friends she interacted with many years ago when she spent her days at the store.

This week she felt that longing again and we were only too happy to oblige and facilitate a trip back to the store and down memory lane!

The visit to the candy store was an emotional one and we captured the moment in these photographs below.

God bless you Frances! We love you so much!

About Regency Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation

Residents and families alike appreciate our luxurious rooms, sumptuous dining with choice of delicious meals, beautifully appointed living, dining and recreation areas, and stimulating schedule of activities and entertainment. Outside, our park-like grounds, complete with gardens, gazebos, waterfalls, fountains, fish ponds and walkways offer a perfect setting for socializing or quiet reflection.
Convenient to major roadways and public transportation, Regency Gardens is adjacent to award-winning St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, one of the area’s premier acute care institutions.
Located in Wayne, one of Northern New Jersey’s finest communities, Regency Gardens is a charming and welcoming haven set on seven magnificently landscaped acres. The two-story, 120 bed facility has been custom designed for optimum safety, accessibility and comfort. A stunning lobby, beautiful wall and floor coverings, bright and cheerful areas for relaxing or socializing, all add to our residents’ enjoyment, positive outlook and sense of well-being.
Standards of quality and continuity of care are exceptional. In fact, Regency has ranked at the top of state surveys for five years running, and members of our nursing staff average nearly a decade of continuous service. We have also been awarded the highest 5-star rating in Gannett News Service’s recent statewide review as reported in USA Today. Services range from 24-hour skilled nursing to rehabilitation therapies and assistance with basic requirements of daily living.

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