June 13, 2013

Letters of Appreciation

Taking car of our residents is our priority, and doing it with compassion is how we do it. Thank you to the entire Polacco Family for the privilege of taking care of your loved one.
Here is a nice letter written about us in the Swampscott Reporter. This letter also appeared in the June 13, 2013 Jewish Journal

On May 5, 2013, my father- in-law, Mike (Michael) Polacco passed away. He was 94 years old.
Several years ago Journalist, Tom Brokow wrote a book titled, “The Greatest Generation.” A “New York Times” review called it, “A tribute to the members of the World War II generation to whom we Americans and the world owe so much.”
In this book, he wrote about men just like my father- in- law. Mike was a member of The Greatest Generation. As young men they did what was expected of them. They served their country in World War II, returned home, married, worked and raised their families; many never speaking of the horrors they witnessed as young boys — yes boys, as many were still in their teens — all to assure the freedoms we enjoy today. He was our hero.
He spent his final years being cared for by the wonderful staff of Aviv Center for Living. I was very moved when the charge nurse said to me, “Things will not be the same without Michael.”
The staff grew to love him and treated him like their own father, husband or Papa.  It is never easy to leave the care of a loved one to some else. Our family will forever be grateful for the loving care they gave him.  We have been truly been blessed.
—The Polacco Family, Linda, Leonard, Michael and Janice