Photo Gallery View Photos of Green Hill Explore our senior living photo gallery for events and resident photos and discover what makes Green Hill the best senior living community in West Orange, NJ! Green Hill Our Community - Come explore our beautiful community! Lifestyle at Green Hill April Happenings 2018 April was jammed packed with fun including the annual Spring Fling social, a visit with Congressional Candidate Mikie Sherrill, Earth Day planting of fresh herbs for use by the cooking club and many other clubs and activities. March Madness at Green Hill Dozens of events and activities were held at Green Hill in March. Photo highlights from some of the activities are here. Do you see someone you love having a great time at Green Hill? February Happenings in Pictures Welcome Tea 1/30/18 The Green Hill Resident Volunteer Group hosts the Welcome Tea for new residents on January 30th. The Cooking Club prepared delicious hors d'oeuvres for the event. January Superfoods 2018 January Super Food at Green Hill with Chef Jomar and Michiko Tomioka RD focused on the health benefits of citrus. Residents enjoyed Brazilian Lemonade (called Swiss Lemonade) and a citrus mousse. Citrus foods are a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, including vitamin C, potassium, folate, calcium, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, and much more. Citrus is a low-calorie food with no cholesterol. The whole fruit is considered a 'good' carbohydrate. Vitamin C aids on the formation of collagen and is good for the skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and bones. Vitamin C helps in wound treatment, tissue repair, anemia and stress. Potassium supports new cell production and growth. Potassium is an important electrolyte for supporting healthy blood pressure and nerve impulses to the muscles. Evidence indicates that a diet with citrus foods can help reduce the risk and/or retard the progression of cardiovascular disease, cancer, anemia and cataracts. Happy Holidays 2017 The holidays at Green Hill are a time of family, friends and the spirit of the season. Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Veteran's Day Event Thomas Robert (Bob) Vaucher, Lt. Col. (99 years of age) presented on his WWII experiences to residents of Green Hill in West Orange on Veteran’s Day. Honoring Our Veterans The Fog of War: A Personal Story of the First Seven Days of WWII A humorous account by a WWII veteran and pilot of the day Pearl Harbor was attacked and hear first-hand about the week the United States entered WWII. Grandparent's Day 2017 The annual Grandparent's Day carnival was a great success. Thank you to the tremendous Green Hill activities staff for their expert planning. Thank you facilities, dining, housekeeping and to all directors and team members for another wonderful intergenerational experience for our families. Monarch Butterfly Presentation Our resident's are so proud of their children. Josephine Shigo's daughter Loretta came to Green Hill to share her knowledge and advocacy of the Monarch Butterfly. Loretta Shigo is an experienced teacher naturalist/art educator involved in bringing art and environmental education to children and adults in a variety of different formats. Visit her website at www.monarchjourney.com 4th of July 2017 July 4th Annual BBQ featuring Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and a dessert of watermelon and cookies. Easter Bunny Visit 2017 Happy Easter from the Green Hill family. Residents enjoyed a lunchtime visit by the Easter Bunny delivering candy from his Easter Basket. Passover Seder 2017 The annual model Seder was held on the eve of Passover. Each year Cantor Mel Novick, a member of the activities team, leads a Passover Seder primer on the eve of the holiday. Residents learn about the exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt and the purpose of the annual storytelling. They explore the traditional foods of the ritual meal and sign songs of the holiday. All residents and their families were welcomed. Barbara's Retirement Trustees, staff and residents gathered for a celebratory reception in Barbara’s honor on March 31st, where Chairwoman Lori Braender presented her with a special gift and resolution of thanks, unanimously passed by the board of trustees. St. Patrick's Day 2017 Happy St. Patrick's Day. Residents in the Green House Homes and Legacy building were feeling the blarney with music, costumes and tasty holiday food and drink. "Snomagedon" 2017 This is how we do it at Green Hill during a snow storm. Fearless staffers who stayed overnight or trekked thru the snow to care for our residents!!! Shout out to Darlene, Jay, Vanesta, Debbie, Caroline, food service, housekeeping, Joanne at the front desk holding down the fort, Alison, nursing staff. Wow! Residents have fun keeping busy and warm. Dorothy Bagli, an elder in house 115, and Shahbaz Paulette Etienne are enjoying the snowy afternoon by keeping busy with folding laundry! Elders, family and staff of house 119 have a great time making their own pizzas with all the toppings. Resident Shirlean Russo's daughter, Judy Pawlowski, brought all the fixings to make your own pizza. What a way to ride out the storm. National Nutrition Month Happy Valentine's Day and Heart Health Month From Green Hill! Snow Update All is well at Green Hill for the first big snow of the winter. Achievement Awards Distributed at Green Hill Staff Holiday Party Annual Green Hill Holiday Party with Family and Friends Staff and Santa Visit and Carol at Green House Homes and Nursing Residences at Green Hill Halloween at Green Hill Another fun filled Halloween at Green Hill. The staff really knocked it out the park with their fabulous costumes and great trick or treat party. It was a beautiful day for the trick or treat parade through the Green House (R) Homes neighborhood. Oktoberfest Celebrated at Green Hill Grandparents Day 2016 Summer Fun at Green Hill 5th Annual Green House Block Party at Green Hill Green Hill 150th Anniversary Recognized by West Orange Chamber of Commerce Green Hill Attends West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom Green Hill 150th Anniversary Gala Green Hill Holds Passover Seder Easter Celebrated at Green Hill St. Patrick's Day at Green Hill Animals Famous and Infamous Bring Joy to Elders at Green Hill Valentine's Day at Green Hill Mardi Gras 2016 Lifestyle at Green Hill Green Hill's Holiday Party Residents enjoyed Green Hill's holiday party located in Legacy Residence on December 16th. Green Hill Celebrates the Holidays Green Hill staff and Santa Claus sang Christmas carols at the Green House® home’s holiday parties. The annual strolling, singing event was enjoyed by residents and family members in the festively decorated Green House homes. Each Green House Home has a Christmas tree decorated by residents and Shabbazim, and a joyful Chanukah display with Menorah and Dreidels. Green Hill Wishing a Happy Chanukah to all! Elders enjoying Chanukah celebrations at Green Hill. Cantor Mel Novick leads the candle lighting ceremony each night. Thanksgiving 2015 Residents of Green Hill in West Orange enjoyed an early cocktail party to celebrate Thanksgiving prior to their huge holiday feast. Favorite songs were performed by one of Green Hill¹s favorite musician Eric Kerssen. Mia Southworth enjoyed visiting with elders of Green Hill, and delivered cookies to help celebrate the season! Veterans' Day 2015 Jerome Markowitz and Robert Lowenstein, pictured with Mel Novick, Community Life Assistant, honored Veterans Day by participating in a discussion of their experiences while serving our country. Mr. Lowenstein was a Sergeant who served in Germany during WWII and Mr. Markowitz was a Sergeant during WWII in the army air corps; he was a gunnery instructor. Halloween 2015 Residents & staff enjoyed a fun filled Halloween at Green Hill. The day began with a costume parade with students from Pleasantdale school. The students performed Halloween songs and showed off their wonderful costumes. In the afternoon staff and residents had a Halloween dance party, with music by DJ Jason Zaplin of DJ ZAP MUSIC. Prizes were awarded to the best costumes! Residents also snacked on homemade treats- spider web cupcakes and chocolate dipped pretzels. A good time was had by all! Great Food Prepared for Elders at Green Hill Chef Jomar Bras demonstrated using a pressure cooker for making delicious and nutritious meals without spending hours by the stove. October Events October is only half over and Green Hill has been incredibly busy this month with events and programs for, and in the community. Rutgers Nursing Students Visit Green Hill Nursing students from the Rutgers-Newark campus visited Green hill in West Orange on Monday October 5th to conduct personal health assessments for a class assignment. Grandparents Day A gorgeous last day of summer was host to the Green Hill Grandparent’s Day on Sunday September 20th. The annual event welcomes the whole family to the 12 acres campus in West Orange for games, entertainment, food and fun. Labor Day Celebration Elders enjoyed a delicious Labor Day barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon. The fun continued to the outdoor patios where they enjoyed the beautiful gardens they worked so hard to maintain this summer! Cruise Week 150th Anniversary Fourth Annual Green House Block Party Beatlemania In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Green Hill, The National Touring Beatles Stage Show, BEATLEMANIA AGAIN was held at Green Hill Inc. on Sunday June 7th. Garden Club The Green Hill Garden Club having fun planting vegetables and flowers to enjoy all summer long. At harvest time the vegetables will be part of the healthy and delicious meals served at Green Hill. Nursing Home Week Green Hill celebrated Nursing Home Week May 10-16. This years theme was "Bring On The Fiesta" We celebrated with special programs each day-Live music, homemade treats, Carnival games and Karaoke. National Nurses Week Green Hill's Intergeneration Program Hosts Henry Gardner Green Hill Open House Look What's Happening in the Green House homes at Green Hill! The Shahbazim baked cookies with elders in Green House #121. Home cooked meals and fun in the kitchen are an important part of the Green House style of living for elders. Shirlean Celebrates in Style Elders in the Green House Homes enjoy birthdays with housemates, and special events with family and friends in their own home at Green Hill. Shirlean Russo, from Green House #119, celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends yesterday. They are also having a big party on April 19th where 35 family & friends will be celebrating the special occasion! Pet Therapy When pet friends join residents for fun and socialization at Green Hill it brings out the kid in elders and staff alike. Therapy dog Lady, escorted by activities staffer Karen Gyetvay, visited with elders in the nursing and assisted living departments. Lady is a rescue dog certified for pet therapy by Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs in Morris Plains, New Jersey.