April 13, 2023

April Happenings at JGS

A resident posing with a puppy

March and the beginning of April have been filled with festive activities and holiday celebrations!

At our Annual Senior Prom, Ruth’s House residents Barbara and Mike Mohajery were crowned King and Queen of the Prom. Members of the Longmeadow High School Key Club helped residents dance the night away, and a good time was had by all!

Lena Vellturo, Director of Veterans’ Services for the Town of Longmeadow, brought area veterans over to visit with our veterans, and they all enjoyed the some great conversation, American trivia and refreshments.

As always residents enjoyed ice cream in our Coffee Shop. Our thanks to our coffee shop volunteers for keeping the coffee shop open on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 PM!

A definite highlight of this past month was a special visit from 8 week old puppies. Residents gathered in the Gloth Family Auditorium and were greeted by the most adorable bundles of love. These furry friends made our residents and staff giggle with delight.

A new spiritual group, known as “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, led by spiritual life intern Sara Malzone, meets one Friday a month at the nursing home and Wernick Adult Day Care. A new theme is selected every month for exploration, and reading, songs and poems are shared and discussed. Thank you Sara for helping us nurture the spirits of our residents with your thoughtful and loving programming!

With the spring comes the holidays of Passover and Easter. Passover Seders were held at the nursing home and Ruth’s House Assisted Living. Our thanks to Cantor Martin Levson for leading the seders and retelling the story of the Biblical story of Exodus – where God freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. And our thanks to Deacon Higby for leading Easter Services with our residents. Thank you for helping our residents recharge their spirit of hope and faith, rebirth and renewal!

Enjoy the pictures!