October 16, 2023

Behind the Scenes at the Leonard Florence Center for Living

Walk for Living at Leonard Florence Center for Living

October is a very busy month for activities at LFCL. In celebration of Sukkot, many of our recreational programs took place in our wonderfully decorated Sukkah. We held such things as our book club and current events discussions inside the sukkah. It was a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the fall season.

On the activities front, we are pleased to announce that we have scheduled Christian services on Saturday mornings at 11am. Being part of the Chelsea Jewish family enables residents to participate in a variety of religious services and traditions. Everyone is welcome! Our Tai-Chi exercise class picked up a lot of traction. Residents speak highly of the range of motion and breathing techniques taught in the class. In fact, many have stated they feel rejuvenated and less tense afterwards!

In an ode to Elton John, CAP’N FANTASTIC will be performing live on October 27. It is bound to be a lively and fun event. This month residents visited Cheesecake Factory and Olive Garden, two all-time favorite dining establishments. Coming up on the activities calendar: A Paint the Town class on October 20, complete with music and drinks, as well as Trivia & Tunes, the iconic trivia game show, is back by popular demand on October 24. Resident Lynda K. explained why she likes the game so much. “I love music, so especially like to learn things about the artist and their songs that I didn’t know about!”

Residents, staff, and the entire organization geared up for the ALS & MS Walk for Living, held in honor of our amazing residents. This year’s turnout was the best ever, with almost 1000 people on hand! It was a wonderful day with Former Governor Charlie Baker and Lauren Baker serving as the Walk ambassadors, welcoming the crowd, and paying tribute to the Leonard Florence Center. Take a look at the photos from this special day.

Happy birthday wishes are in order to the following residents. Hope it was a very special day!

October Birthdays:

  • Lois F: October 2
  • John R: October 5
  • Patrick O’b: October 5
  • Marie E: October 9
  • Fabio I: October 10
  • Daphne P: October 12
  • Yvette J: October 18
  • Meghan B: October 28
  • Jeffrey M: October 31