Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 4th Celebration at Maristhill

Our engaged community at Maristhill celebrated Independence Day with a fabulous barbecue on the patio.

Residents, their guests and our staff all enjoyed the sunny, warm day along with the fun!

Other activities this week included our regular exercise groups, summer crafts, and some wonderful entertainment by Tony Funches, formerly of the Platters, and performer Julie Zielski. 

In addition, we all enjoyed a book signing and presentation by author N.S. Dolkart, who is also our Assistant Activities Director.

It seems there's always something happening at Maristhill!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Signing at Maristhill - Join Us!

In one of last year's posts we announced that Noah Beit-Aharon, Assistant Director of Activities at Maristhill, is also a talented author of fantasy novels!

In fact, Noah has secured a two-book contract under his pen name N.S. Dolkart, and a book-signing event has been scheduled to take place at Maristhill on Wednesday July 6th.

You are welcome to join us from 3pm - 5pm in Maristhill's newly-renovated lobby for a presentation and reading from Noah's second book, "Silent Hall," and, of course, for some socializing and fun!

Curious about the book?

Here's a brief summary:
After their homeland is struck with a deadly plague, five refugees cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods, and who is willing to sacrifice anything – and anyone – to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe.

With Psander as their patron, the refugees cross the mountains, brave the territory of their sworn enemies, confront a hostile ocean and even traverse the world of the fairies in search of magic powerful enough to save themselves – and Psander’s library – from the wrath of the gods.

All they need to do is to rescue an imprisoned dragon and unleash a primordial monster upon the world. How hard could it be?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

First Glimpse of Maristhill's Completed Renovations

While, as you may know, the grand opening is scheduled for this Friday (June 17th, 4 - 6:30 pm), here's a first-glimpse of Maristhill's new entry way.

The renovations have included a new entry-way, lobby and sun room, complete with a large deck on the third level which will allow residents to more easily enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

We'll share some additional photos after Friday's event, and also once the landscaping is completed. Can't wait!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Grand Opening & Dedication of the Mary DiDuca Wing at Maristhill

The official grand opening of Maristhill’s new sunroom will take place on Friday June 17th from 4:00 to 6:30pm, when we invite members of the greater Waltham community to an open house and dedication ceremony.

The work has been ongoing for some time, and we are completing final touches in the lobby, with furniture, art work, and landscaping at the front entrance, just in time to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather!

Read the full announcement...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Wonderful Resident Milestone Celebration at Maristhill

It seems like there's always something happening at Maristhill as our engaged elder community regularly enjoys a wide range of activities, performances and presentations. 

In the picture to your right, resident Pauline Manning, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, enjoys the resident luncheon with her niece Dawn Marie.

Congratulations Pauline! 

Monday, May 9, 2016

The activity room was crowded with residents and their families at Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s Mother’s Day Social with renowned entertainer Tony Funches.

As you may know, the incomparable Tony Funches was the former lead singer of Herb Reed’s Platters. A favorite among residents and staff, Tony’s stage career has spanned nearly thirty 30 years, more than twelve of which were spent with the Platters. 

He has performed at Maristhill numerous times over the past several year, and the wide vocal range of this incredible singer is just the beginning of his talents. His on stage personality and ability to engage audiences of all age levels are exceptional, and we are thankful that Tony visits Maristhill on a regular basis.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Grand Opening of Renovated Space at Maristhill Coming Soon!

It is a time of excitement and change here at Maristhill, as we prepare for the grand opening of our renovated lobby and sunroom.

In the next week, we will be re-opening the main parking lot and moving our receptionist back to the front of the building.

New furniture has also been ordered, and I am working on landscaping the front area to be a welcoming and colorful space.

Stay-tuned for another update soon!