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Meet our November Resident of the Month

Say hello to our Resident of the Month: Margaret A.! Born November 26th on Thanksgiving Day, we are all very thankful for Margaret. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she is one of 11 children. Growing up she was a dancer and very involved in her Church. Margaret always enjoyed her family time with her aunts, […]

Celebrating our October Resident of the Month

We’re thrilled to announce our Resident of the Month: Selma D.!From Selma’s son, Mike:“Saint Selma” as she’s known in my circles, is a positive, can-do woman. A loving wife, an attentive, nurturing mom to her son, and a best friend to all who know her well, Selma is most frequently laughing, listening, and offering insight […]

National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Dress-down days, food and water ice trucks, banner word race, garden of greatness, affirmation webs, food contest, chair yoga, and celebrating our connection through music with Jimmy Wells — these are a few of our favorite things from this year’s Nationwide Healthcare Week/National Skilled Nursing Care Week!

Brookside Celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week

The Brookside family spent the week celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Week. Established by the American Health Care Association in 1967, National Skilled Nursing Care Week recognizes the essential role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for recovering and elderly patients. The week starts each year on Mother’s Day and is celebrated through the following Saturday. Our staff had fun, gave […]

Residents Enjoy Winter Activities

In preparation for the holiday season, our residents had a blast participating in some of our favorite winter activities, including crafting snowmen and decorating paper wreaths. Their holiday decorations made Brookside feel like a winter wonderland.  Though this holiday season was different, our residents found joy in their favorite holiday traditions. 

Residents Have a Striking Good Time at Brookside

No matter the circumstances, Brookside’s Activities Director always finds a way to strike up some fun, and bowling always draws a crowd! Residents enjoyed the miniature bowling lane we created in our facility for all to attend. With staff members assisting, residents who joined in the fun had the opportunity to roll the ball down the lane and knock down as many pins […]

Residents Salute Constitution Day

Our residents salute Constitution Day! Each year on September 17th, we remember the day the Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. To celebrate, our residents came together to bake a classic American dessert, homemade apple dumplings! They enjoyed every last bite.

Brookside Staff Members Have a Blast at Cookout

It was a beautiful day for Brookside’s Staff Appreciation Cookout. Special thanks to Brookside’s own Troy Jones in Dietary for entertaining us and Serenity Hospice for the refreshing treats from the Ice Cream truck! Our staff members do so much to keep our residents happy and healthy each day, the cookout is just one small way […]

Fall Fun at Brookside with Pumpkin Painting

Residents enjoyed a favorite fall activity – pumpkin decorating!  Ahead of Halloween, Brookside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center residents got creative and expressed themselves with colorful paint and markers. Arts and crafts are always among our most popular activities.

Resident Centenarians Recognized by Aging and Adult Services Office

Four Brookside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center residents were recognized May 3 by the Office of Aging and Adult Services during the annual Centenarian Luncheon. The residents included Gertrude Jackson (102 in June), Rosalyn Neidich (100 this year), Maxine Holtzman (102) and Millie Sauber (100). Denise Gibbons, LPN and certified wound nurse, and team member Mike […]