April 11, 2023

Behind the Scenes in Peabody!

All eyes were riveted on Kaplan resident Pam DeGroot when she interviewed Ted Stux, the President of the Jewish Journal. Pam asked relevant and pressing questions; Ted spoke about the importance of maintaining newspapers that focus on local news as well as publication that enable you to get to know the leaders in the community. Ted pointed out that this process ensures quality and accountability in terms of community leadership. The residents joined in, which resulted in lively discussions.

Residents sang alongside Steve Belgiorno at a recent concert. Steve regularly takes requests from the audience and plays the songs we love to hear. An interesting fact: Steve plays with no music in front of him. He’s a very talented musician and we feel fortunate to have him visit our campus so often.

Brudnick Residents Carolyn Blazingame, Freda London, Jenny Joyce and Monica Gura made beautiful necklaces and bracelets with volunteer Deb Eskanazi. The colors were very spring-like and the designs were quite creative.

Another musical great also performed for us this month. BCL residents were treated to a concert with the versatile and charismatic Jimmy Honohan. Even the staff members got in the groove of Jimmy’s music, dancing with residents and showing many of their own unique dance moves. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience!

Take a look at the many Passover photos elsewhere in this newsletter. The Seders were a joyous occasion for residents, families, staff, and friends. Thank you to everyone who made these events possible.