Monday, January 16, 2017

Maristhill Receives 2016 Business Excellence Award

We are happy to announce that Maristhill has been given the 2016 Waltham Small Business Excellence Award in the Home Health Care classification by the Waltham Small Business Excellence Award Program

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Waltham Small Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties. 

The Waltham Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Waltham area. Each year, their selection committee identifies businesses that they believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. 

"These are small businesses that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community," they said.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year at Maristhill!

The holiday season was bright here at Maristhill, with many celebrations of family and friends taking place in our updated facility.

The New Year is off to a grand start as well, with another activity-rich month. Among the favorites will be Gary Landgren, better-known as the Honky-Tonk Piano Man!

"The Honky Tonk Piano Man" is a nickname that has followed me around for over 20 years to all the places I have entertained," Landgren says.  

"It's a style that includes ragtime, swing and early jazz elements all rolled into a very informal, yet lively presentation. Usually one hour. I also inter-act with the people, a touch of humor, some history etc etc. For the most part, audiences tap their toes, clap and sing-along."

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Spirit At Maristhill!

Maristhill gets in the Spirit of the Season and kicks off Christmas with their annual Family Christmas Party featuring Tony Funches, a great entertainer who was formerly with the Platters.

The event took place in our new sun-room, which was completed as part of our recent renovation. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Great Expectations!

As the holidays approach, we are excited to be able to bring back our traditional annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Dinner in the Activities Room.

Last year, we were unable to host these events because of construction, and we missed having the opportunity to join with residents and families in celebrating. We also plan to hold separate holiday parties for our two long term care units, now that we have the lovely sun-room to use for functions, and we hope many of you will join us for live music and goodies! 

Information on these and all the many holiday “happenings” will be available in this newsletter, on our bulletin boards, and at the front desk.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween at Maristhill!

Staff, residents, and a special visitor are getting ready for the annual Halloween party at Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. 

Our annual party and celebration will take place in the Activity room on Monday afternoon.

Additional activities during October include:

- Pumpkin Carving with St. Jude Students

- Art Therapy
- Eddie Marando on Accordian
- Halloween Dessert Making
- Halloween Crafts
                                      - Voting Day!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Staff Recognition

In this month's newsletter Administrator Carolyn Fenn shared a special thanks to Bill Driscoll, our Activities Director, whose energy and enthusiasm in planning and executing Maristhill Marketplace were exceptional. This major fundraiser each year is astonishing to all of us! 

Also, please welcome Lynne Koot, RN, our new Assistant Director of Nursing/Staff Development. 

Lynne will be working closely with Luanne Deagle, our Director of Nursing, and has already jumped in with both feet to assist with flu shots, staff training, and all our ongoing projects! 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Maristhill Marketplace - Raffle Tickets Available By Phone!

As noted in our previous post, Maristhill's 8th Annual Fall Marketplace will take place on Friday, September 23rd from 1:00-6:00pm, and on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00am-12:00pm. 

A wide-range of collectibles will be offered at the sale, as well as jewelry, small furniture, holiday items, kitchenware, and hand-knitted Afghans. 

This year's raffle will have a 1st prize of $1000 and a 2nd prize of $500 along with 25 additional prizes ranging in value from $25 - $250! 

If you’re unable to visit us to buy raffle tickets this year you are luck… as tickets can be purchased by telephone! Simply call (781) 893-0240 Extension 30.