October 12, 2022

Behind the Scenes at JGS

Class from Yeshivah Academy Entertain the Residents

As September gave way to October our residents have continued to enjoy activities, socials and bowling, plus a very special visit from some fine-feathered friends!

Everyone got involved in our Bowling Tournament, with Dianne Cusson from our life enrichment staff making it a lot of fun! With the weather on the warmer side, residents are still savoring being outdoors And what could be sweeter than fresh summer corn on the cob? Residents enjoyed shucking fresh corn in the morning. The smell in the air was so sweet. Not surprisingly, the afternoon Corn on the Cob Social with family and friends was a real hit!

Each year our residents love it when they get a visit from the magnificent birds from the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehab Facility in Conway, where injured birds are rehabilitated, and if recovered, released back into the wild. Tom Riccardi brought in several beautiful birds, from a small screech owl to a giant golden eagle. He patiently introduced each bird, walking around the room so all the residents could enjoy seeing them up close. Some of our residents were even holding the smaller birds! It was a fascinating and fun activity.

Our special thanks to students from the Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy who helped us decorate our sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. The sukkah is topped with branches and students decorated it with bright paper lanyards, flowers and fall and harvest themes. Residents sit outdoors, under the protection of the sukkah, sharing light snacks and activities, weather permitting. It was a joy to have the students from the Yeshiva Academy visit our campus.