March 29, 2024

Get Busy Living: Activities Galore at Cohen Florence Levine Estates and Florence & Chafetz!

Virginia Fiske and Elvis

Residents and staff participated in a myriad of activities, projects and celebrations these past few months. Our Discover the Love of Spirit event, held in conjunction with our sister residence Harriett and Ralph Kaplan Estates, was enlightening, to say the least. Renown psychic, spiritual medium and teacher Maria Halvorsen entertained guests and told futures during a festive afternoon get together. Maria has a proven track record and excellent reputation. We’ll just have to wait and see if her predictions come true!

Virginia Fiske, who is beautiful and vibrant at age 105, received the prestigious Person of the Year Award from Essex Media Group. What a wonderful honor and very well-deserved. Congratulations Virginia. We are so proud of you!

Restaurant outings, bingo trivia, mystery rides, tea parties, arts & crafts and book club meetings kept our residents busy and active. Florence & Chafetz residents were treated to a “spring fling” luncheon to usher in the season. Pretty spring flowers and colorful decorations were in abundance. Our trip to Wilson Farms was a huge success. Take a look at the photos and the smiles on everyone’s faces.

Prior to Purim, residents made hamantashen cookies with Rabbi Sruli Baron, his wife is Chaya, and their eight week old baby! As always, our annual Purim event drew quite a crowd. Residents, families and staff enjoyed dancing, singing and refreshments. There were many creative costumes! This year, Rita Singers was chosen as the Queen and Rob Woltag, who is a residents son, was crowned King.

Resident and family feedback is a very important tool at CJL. We listen closely to all comments and questions. Notably, at our last resident forum we had multiple residents talk about living at Cohen Florence Levine Estates. Charlie Kanter, who is 99 years young, summed it up best. “I love living here,” exclaimed Charlie. “In fact, this is the best phase of my life!”