September 11, 2023

Look What’s Happening at the Katzman Family Center for Living During During September

A Katzman resident enjoys a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

The changing of the seasons is a very enjoyable time of year. In fact, Massachusetts showcases some of the most gorgeous fall foliage in the country. Residents at Katzman Center will be able to experience the beauty of the season when they take part in our annual Fall Foliage Ride, complete with traditional cider doughnuts and apple cider.

Recently a group of residents were treated to a day at Fenway Park, watching the Boston Red Sox play against the Houston Astro’s. With clubhouse seats above home plate, residents truly felt that they were part of the action! Resident Leonard Katler had been a season ticket holder for years but hadn’t visited Fenway in a very long time. He thought he would never again be able to attend a game at Fenway again, so he was very excited to be able to see his beloved team again. Residents picked out Red Sox souvenirs to remember a happy day.

Our first annual “International Potluck” was met with great enthusiasm. Staff brought delicious international dishes that represented their country. It was fun exploring foods from around the globe in the comfort of our very own courtyard. What an easy way to travel!

Executive Administrator Jill Tura impressed residents with her singing skills when she and Jimmy Honohan sang together at a recent musical concert. They are a dynamic duo! Residents are also finding joy in our “Expressive” art classes.” An unexpected bonus: the classes enable some residents to discover some “hidden talents” that they didn’t even know they had! We have a very talented group.

September brings the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Family and friends are welcome to attend all services. To usher in the holidays, Rabbi Sruli Baron stopped by to talk to staff and residents about the holidays and the many rituals associated with these specials days. Coming up: A Sukkah built from scratch with branches and leaves from our yard will be erected to celebrate the joyous holiday of Sukkot. Services will be officiated by Cantor Sidney Zimmerman.

Last but certainly not least, we’d like to wish Hyman Katzman a very happy birthday. Hyman recently celebrated his 93rd birthday. Hyman, you are an inspiration to us all!