The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sent a camera crew to one of The Green House® Homes at Green Hill in West Orange, New Jersey recently to capture the intimate home-style living environment provided by The Green House Homes for senior nursing care residents. Green Hill Green House elders Marie Rachel and Shirlie De Costanza performed… read more
Art classes are held weekly at Green Hill exploring painting, clay making and a variety of multi media fine arts. Recently teal light holders were completed by the Clay Craft Class. Every Saturday elders enjoy painting class with art instructor Jackie Hanlon, who assists the elders with different painting techniques; they work on many different… read more
Passover Seder was celebrated at Green Hill on Tuesday April 26th led by Cantor Mel Novick who provides weekly Friday Shabbat services and discussion groups in the Legacy building, and in each of the four Green Hill Green House® Homes. Religious outreach at Green Hill includes a Catholic service each Saturday with Communion and Rosary… read more
Green Hill elders celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in old-fashioned Irish style on Friday, March 15th, with a performance from Irish Tenor Danny Yates, warm Irish coffee and homemade Irish soda bread.
Toni Lynn Davis of Union, NJ was recently awarded Professional Certification by the American College of Health Care Administrators, thereby demonstrating a commitment to high professional standards and providing the best quality care to consumers. To become a Certified Nursing Home Administrator, one must have two years experience as an administrator, hold a current NHA… read more
Residents of the Green Hill Green House® Homes created four custom quilt pieces in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The Green House Homes project. Each open and operating Green House Home in the country are contributing to the Green House Homes quilt which will be on display at the Green House Conference in Boston… read more
Happy Hour in the Green Hill sunroom enjoyed an impromptu jam session with elder Sam Paparatto on saxophone joining accordion player Eric Kerssen. Sam has played saxophone for most of his life for fun and as a member of an orchestra. Eric performs monthly for the weekly Happy Hour event. We hope to hear the… read more
The Green House® Homes at Green Hill enjoyed another visit of volunteers from Eisai Pharmaceuticals. Eisia volunteers visit elders at the Green House Homes twice a year, and bring different crafts to work on. Elders colored Easter eggs and made a special Easter craft. Thank you volunteers Gina, Lisa, Kim & Peter for making the… read more
A new hearing loop sound system is installed in the Green Hill auditorium, living room and in the nursing unit in the legacy building. “The state-of-the-art system; it reaches every nook and cranny with uniform excellence and delivers near perfect reception to those using hearing aids with the required “t-coil”, said elder Julian Caplan. The… read more
Maintaining good ear health and the ability to hear well reduces ones feelings of isolation, and increases the quality of ones life. Studies now show that those with hearing loss may even have an increased chance of dementia. Here are a few tips to maintain hearing health.