Great Days for Seniors, the Adult Day Health Program at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 24 for a new outdoor patio. The outdoor space will benefit more than 25 seniors who attend the program on a daily basis.
Seniors, their family members and staff were on hand to see the new outdoor space which everyone agrees will be a welcome addition to the program. Program participants are already planning to care for plants that fill the space. Others talked about enjoying the space with friends and enjoying a cold beverage come summer.
Suzie Kaytis, Director, says the patio will offer activities including gardening, outdoor exercise and outdoor dining options. “The biggest gap in our program was the lack of outdoor space. Thanks to a grant from BNY Mellon, our seniors will have a safe, secure, handicapped accessible outdoor patio which will enhance the quality of programming for all who are enrolled in the program,” says Kaytis.
Special guests included Jennifer Whelen, Sr. Coordinator, Community Partnership at BNY Mellon and Emily Shea, Commissioner, Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, City of Boston. Read the press release.
Adult Day Health Program at Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center has 20 years of experience caring for seniors in an adult day health center setting. We provide “Great Days for Seniors” at two Boston locations– Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) in Roslindale and Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) in Brighton. We serve older adults of all backgrounds and faiths and provide bilingual services for Russian-speaking individuals at our Brighton location.