On Friday, July 29, 2016, the residents and staff of Eastburn Unit at Regal Heights Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center celebrated its first “Ribbons and Bow Ties Eastburn Formal Lunch Event.” The residents enjoyed a delicious meal followed by music and dancing. “It’s hard to tell who enjoyed themselves more, our dedicated team or the residents,” said Administrator, Kris Perrone. A true sense of connectedness and bringing back a sense of being in the moment is what the Activities, Dietary and Nursing Departments were able to provide throughout this delightful afternoon.
Eastburn, our secured Memory Care Unit, offers a caring, bright and safe environment for our residents. Nico Zaballero, Activities Director, and his team brought the room alive with a beautifully decorated, purple-themed room.
The color purple symbolizes mystery, and Alzheimer’s is indeed a mysterious disease. Researchers have learned much about the disease, but cannot solve the mystery of how to cure or prevent it. Purple represents magic, and this afternoon was magical. http://www.alz.org. Nico and his team look forward to making this an annual event for the residents.
The menu for the event included the following:
Prime Rib, Marinated Herbed Chicken Breast, Garlic-Herbed Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Fresh Broccoli Salad, and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert.
A culinary delight provided by our talented chef, Lennell Preston, and his team.
The dedication of the staff on Eastburn Unit is present on a daily basis – simply by sitting with a resident, holding their hand, or listening to a familiar story a resident tells. Linda Hance, RN, Unit Manager on Eastburn, is pictured with resident, Robert Parks, dancing and enjoying a visit with treasured family member, Joe Spencer. Joe came to visit his wife, Edith, everyday while she was on Eastburn and continues to be a part of our family at Regal Heights. The comments from family members showed how delighted they were in seeing their loved ones dancing, smiling and looking amazing!