WINTHROP HOSPITAL DOCTORS VISIT HARVEST HOUSES
Six doctors, geriatricians, from Winthrop Hospital Geriatric Center visited us to learn about the concept of Harvest Houses, Residences for Independent Seniors. Sisters Jeanne and Mary spoke to these professionals about Harvest Houses’ philosophy, goals and experiences in the lives of its residents. They emphasized the value of this small group-living in a non-institutional setting. This model is relational and life-giving with positive aspects for our later years.
Having been introduced to this unique retirement community the doctors responded:
“I have been a geriatrician for 30 plus years and have never heard of Harvest Houses. We need more Harvest Houses, and families must know about this!”
“It is such a preventive, affordable model. So many seniors could benefit from living like this.”
HARVEST HOUSES, RESIDENCE FOR INDEPENDENT SENIORS, is awarded a $30,000 grant from Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Service.
HARVEST HOUSES, RESIDENCES FOR INDEPENDENT SENIORS
THE FIRST OF ITS KIND ON LONG ISLAND
Kim Parbst, Administrator of Senior Services, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Center, NY, speaking to the Harvest House Board of Directors highlighted the following facts from recent research by AARP and Harvard University:
Kim affirmed the unique setting of Harvest Houses as a model of Senior Housing on Long Island:
“Harvest Houses offer a safe, affordable, community-based environment for independent seniors.”
We welcome Maddie Roberti to the Harvest Houses volunteer team! Maddie, a senior at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset, will be sharing all the good news from Harvest Houses on our Facebook page!
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR SENIORS
VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY
February 13, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00pm at Harvest House, Syosset
February 14, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00pm at Harvest Park, Floral Park
ST. PATRICK’S/ST. JOSEPH’S DAY PARTY
March 15, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00pm at Harvest House, Syosset
March 16, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00pm at Harvest Park, Floral Park
WELCOME SPRING PARTY
April 26, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00pm at Harvest House, Syosset
April 27, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00pm at Harvest Park, Floral Park
Come, bring friends and enjoy an afternoon of singing, dancing, refreshments – a good time for all!
RSVP: Sister Jeanne at
For the Benefit of
Residences for Independent Seniors
Syosset • Floral Park
Sunday, May 21, 2017
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Mulcahy’s 3232 Railroad Ave. Wantagh, NY
For information call:
S. Jeanne A. Brendel, O.P. at (516) 496-9796
Follow our Facebook Page for specific details about this event