October 16, 2023

Celebrations and Activities Highlight our Fall Season

September and October have been months of celebration across our campus. Ruth’s House celebrated its 25th Anniversary with an outdoor festival for residents and staff, including a special bbq for Memory Care residents. It culminated with a community-wide event that included donors, volunteers and elected officials who helped mark this important milestone. The community event included a dedication, candle lighting and remarks for the future of Ruth’s House.

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, was celebrated with holiday dinners at The Leavitt Family Jewish Home and at Ruth’s House. Sukkot was celebrated with various activities throughout the 8 day festival. Students from The Yeshivah Academy helped us decorate our sukkot. At Ruth’s House, The Anfang Sukkot Celebration included special meals in the sukkah, religious services, and visits to the sukkah throughout the week, to sit, meditate, sing, pray, read, eat or just rejoice int beauty of the fall season.

Residents at the Home were entertained by The Eddie Forman Band at our Monthly Birthday Party. One of the band members is the son of one of our residents, and she was so proud to see her son perform. The auditorium was full and everyone had a wonderful time.

Residents have been enjoying pet visitation time with Dutchess, the sweet little puppy of Diane Cusson in our Life Enrichment department. Dutchess can be seen most days sleeping on a bed of hay in Cheryl Gumlaw’s office, our Life Enrichment Director. Resident love when Dutchess comes out to play, she fits so perfectly in their laps!

Our monthly Veteran’s Gatherings offered friends the opportunity to deepen their relationships and enjoy some great conversation.

And residents continue to enjoy our many arts and crafts activities. Jewelry making has been a real hit!