Monday, November 24, 2014

Maristhill Receives Gift from Waltham's "Yoloanda's Glitz Gala!"

Maristhill was among several recipients and participating organizations at a recent charity event.

"Yolanda’s Glitz Gala" celebrated a fashion icon and Waltham legend’s milestone birthday in the stylish and philanthropic manner she requested – by raising about $100,000 for four local organizations.

When organizers approached Yolanda Cellucci with the idea for an event for her 80th birthday this year, she decided that proceeds would go to Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, the Reagle Music Theatre, and the Waltham Rotary Club. 

Since the organizations are splitting the profits evenly, each one will receive close to $25,000.

And one of the biggest highlights was a complete surprise – Maristhill administrator Carolyn Fenn announced from the stage that an addition to the center will be named after Cellucci’s mother, Mary DiDuca, who lived there for nine years after she developed Alzheimer’s.

“I almost started to cry,” Cellucci said...“That was probably the most touching moment of the evening.”

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Intergenerational Programming is Fun!

Our residents frequently spend time with local students, which is fulfilling and enjoyable for all parties!

Whether carving pumpkins or playing bingo, the students have fun and the residents share an opportunity to engage with the local community.

Over the past month all of us at Maristhill enjoyed a fabulous concert presented by the Brandeis Chamber Music Club, carved pumpkins, and also spent some creative time working on various arts and crafts with younger students from St. Jude's school.