Mother’s Day in a Nursing Home – Poem

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Mother’s Day in a Nursing Home What is Mother’s Day? By definition it is a celebration of the mother of a family however I will say it’s a celebration of any mother figure in one’s life. What should I...

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+...

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...

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 typical day at St. Joseph’s Senior Home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic has brought about some unprecedented challenges for many nursing homes across the US. The caregivers, the staff, as well as the residents have had to adopt so...

A special ‘Thank You’ to a special resident: Mr. Edward Sita

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“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.”  – Author Unknown St. Joseph’s Senior home is much more than just a regular nursing home. it is a s...

Hope dies last – letter from the heart.

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“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24   Dear Sister, St Joseph’ Senior Home I am writing to you today because there is so much I want to say abo...

The interview with Ann. The resident of our Assisted Living.

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Ann Stallone became a resident at St. Joseph’s Senior Assisted Living since 2017. She is our oldest resident. Ann is always smiling 🙂        Russell Stallone (Ann’s So...

THE EDDY CHARLES STORY

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It’s been seven years since I retired from an NYC Law Firm after twenty – nine years working there. I was looking for a niche that could best fit my needs as a new retiree. I never thought that ...