January 3, 2024

Look What’s Happening at Katzman Family Center for Living

Ruth celebrates her 102nd birthday

At KCL, we understand why December is often referred to as the “most wonderful time of the year!” We enjoyed many fun and festive celebrations. At our annual Hanukkah party, everyone was singing, dancing, and getting into the holiday spirit. The traditional treats of jelly donuts and chocolate gelt were savored by all. Residents did their part in creating our Hanukkah décor, which was displayed throughout our building.

Chef Chuck Magno made truly delicious traditional potato latkes thought out the eight nights of Hanukkah. Resident Rona Margolis led the prayers as the menorah was lit each night.

Another highlight of the season was our bus trip to view the beautiful holiday lights in the area. Hot chocolate and doughnuts completed the annual ritual.

A big thank you to the Home Instead team for spreading holiday cheer at KCL. Representatives stopped with holiday gifts for our residents. What a nice idea! And, in the spirit of the holidays, our hard working staff was treated to a festive lunch with delicious food, along with the chance to win multiple gift baskets.

We held a very special celebration for resident Ruth Finkelstein (Gilda Richman’s cousin) who celebrated her 102nd birthday. Happy birthday Ruth!

Ice cream is always a big hit with our population here at Katzman, so it was only fitting to have a grand ice cream social. Residents had their choice of multiple toppings to create their favorite ice cream sundae.

Residents had the opportunity to see baby goats, chickens, and other farm animals, when The Party Animal Farm stopped by for a visit. They even got to hold hamsters and bunnies!

As safety is a number one priority here at Katzman, our team members, comprised of staff volunteers, enacted an emergency evacuation. This way, in the unlikely event that an emergency occurs, our staff will be fully prepared to execute a safe evacuation. It’s important to be prepared for all potential emergency situations.

Here’s to a happy, healthy, and busy 2024!