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Greentree Gazette

News You Can Use from Greentree Manor-Volume 1, Issue 1


Winter 2012

Whats Happening?
Art Horn Weather Show Enjoy a lecture and slide show by former NBC meteorologist, Art Horn. Date: Jan. 26, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM Recreation Room GTM Resident Art Show Enjoy original paintings created by Greentree Manor residents. Date: Jan. 27, 2012 Time: 6:30 PM Recreation Room Belly Dancing with Maggie Learn new techniques with a professional belly dancer. Date: Feb. 10, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM Main Dining Room Mr. Magic-How Did He Do That? Date: March 7, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM Main Dining Room Irish Music with Karen Kurowski-Dance a jig or two with Karen. Date: March 18, 2012 Time: 2:00 PM Main Dining Room See You There!

Greentree Celebrates the Holidays in Style

Residents enjoy festivities from November through January 1st

Starting with a Thanksgiving Dinner for 60 residents and family members to a New Years Countdown Party with Millianne, the holidays at Greentree Manor were festive, indeed! Robert DiQuattro sang carols to the delight of all at the Greentree Manor Resident and Family Christmas Party, and 2 special performances were given by the Spittin Image Performers and the Community Dance Ensemble. Following a visit from Santa, bearing gifts for all residents, the highlight of Christmas Day was a holiday dinner with all of the trimmings for family and friends. A Hanukkah service and traditional dinner was celebrated by Rabbi Rosenberg of Temple Emanu-El Synagogue and accompanied by Roz Etra on the accordion. Special thanks go out to the Jewish Federation students for their contribution to the festivities. Happy New Year to all!

Spotlight on Rehab

Shelly Ceceri, PTA

Shelly joined Greentrees staff in October, bringing nearly 20 years experience as a physical therapist assistant. Shelly earned her AAS degree as a physical therapist assistant from Becker College in 1992. In addition, she holds a BS in business management from Albertus Magnus College. Shelly has also completed additional training in dementia, prosthetics, and wound care, and has upgraded her skills to include working with patients with balance deficits. Shelly is an accomplished drummer and flautist, and would like to learn to play the piano. She is an enthusiastic cook and enjoys traveling. For fun, Shelly keeps fit and active playing and coaching softball, hiking, and taking boot camp fitness classes. Shelly recently visited New Orleans and is looking forward to an upcoming trip to Las Vegas. Shelly makes her home in East Haddam with Vinnie, her husband of 15 years, and daughters, Katrina, 13, and Emily, 11.

News You Can Use: Lighthouse Home Care

Meet Lighthouse Home Care

Located in an historic house in Old Saybrook, Lighthouse Home Care provides homemaker, companion and personal care services to shoreline residents. After a rigorous State survey, Lighthouse was also awarded a license to provide skilled nursing services. As director, Alberte Coccomo, says, We live by our motto, Our family, helping yours every day. Services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week or on an hourly basis. Often, providing care at home can delay entrance into a nursing home. For more information, call 860-395-2990. Take 3 Actions to Fight Flu

#1 Take time to get the flu vaccine. #2 Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. #3 Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes

Greentree Manor is a five-star facility! Thanks to all staff for your continued commitment to our residents!

Healthy Resolutions for the Year Ahead

Resolve to reduce stress Resolve to recognize the importance of maintaining a balance in your personal life. Spending time with friends and doing other activities you enjoy can relax you and provide much-needed me time. Use self-help groups to lose weight and quit smoking if necessary Weight Watchers ( and TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) (, 2 resources with offices along the shoreline, can help you to lose weight with group support. The Connecticut Quitline, at 1-866-END-HABIT, is a confidential telephone service offering free help for smokers who want to quit. Control your diabetes
Work with your health providers to control your blood sugar, lose weight, and get more exercise. All of these actions will improve the control of your diabetes.


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