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! 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Maristhill Marketplace Resumes in 2016 - Save the Dates!

Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is happy to announce that our 8th Annual "Maristhill Marketplace" has been scheduled for Friday, September 23 rd from 1:00-6:00pm, and on Saturday, September 24 th from 9:00am-12:00pm.

As in previous years, the Marketplace fundraiser will take place in early Fall, with the raffle drawing set to begin on Saturday the 24th.

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!

Read the press release...

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Moving Wall Comes to Waltham August

The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. 

When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of The Wall. He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington. John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall. It went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas in October of 1984. 

Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site. It will be in Waltham August 10th through the 16th. 

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!