The life stories that deserve to be heard

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“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie   Whenever we look at the elderly, we usually see them as sickly persons, completely re...

Life Story of Irene Butrico

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Irene as a child Irene was born in Eerie, PA on October 4, 1930, to Anthony and Mary Jaskulski who were both from Poland. Irene moved to South Plainfield when she was very young and spent the next 70+...

Valentine’s Day at st. Joseph’s

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“The secret of Christian living is love. Only love fills the empty spaces caused by evil.” – Pope Francis   Many seniors who transfer into nursing homes or assisted living facilities often ...

My mom – Little Ania the little pretty blue-eyed lady

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My Mom, “Little Ania,” as she is affectionately called by the Sisters and Staff of St. Joseph’s, became a treasured resident of St. Joseph’s on January 17, 2020.  I w...

The World Day of the Sick

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“Serve the sick with such love, as you would serve Jesus Christ Himself” -Bl. Edmund   image from: https://aleteia.org/ Each year on February 11th, St. Joseph’s community celebrates the World Da...

Christmas Season at St. Joseph’s

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The Christmas season is one full of joy and celebration. This is especially true at St. Joseph’s, even during a pandemic the Christmas spirit shines through. The Christmas traditions at St. Joe’s incl...

“God gave us music… that we might pray without words

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“God gave us music… that we might pray without words It goes without saying that music is and always has been an inherent element of social and cultural lives for people of all ages. It accompan...

Polish American Heritage Month the annual event celebrated in October

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Life changed suddenly for the whole world when COVID-19 arrived, and with it came the need for elderly people to quarantine in Senior Homes. Especially our seniors became immersed in a new reality whi...

A Guide to Making Your Move to Assisted Living a Pleasant One

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For many older adults, the transition to senior housing is a huge step. This often comes with a great deal of uncertainty and emotional turmoil. However, seniors also have the potential to live happy ...

Home, Sweet Home

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Moving away from home is never easy. There is something extremely nostalgic about leaving behind the place where you feel most comfortable and safe. Such a move entails great St Joseph’s Senior...