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(Editor’s Note:  GRAND Magazine is proud to present this wonderful event that celebrates grandmothers.  If your organization has an event that shines a light on grandparents, please let us know at ccrosby@grandmagazine.com) 

By Carol Habler, Life Enrichment Director, Emeritus Senior Living at Emerson, New Jersey

Emeritus Senior Living at Emerson, New Jersey will be celebrating National Gorgeous Grandma Day on July 23, 2013.  Life Enrichment Director, Carol Habler has organized many wonderful activities for this special day.  She has been with Emeritus for 2 years enriching the lives of the residents with many creative and stimulating events.

She has coordinated with the Rivervale Girl Scouts of New Jersey who will be making corsages for the residents.  Before the event, the Girl Scouts will be pampering the residents with hand massages and nail painting.

A Fashion show has been planned and rehearsed with the assistance of Michele Kappenman, also very creative and inspirational.  The resident will be modeling on the runway to background music of such songs as “Pretty Woman” and Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”.

After the show, the residents will be entertained by Russ Martone to music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.  As one of the residents’ favorite entertainers, he will sing exquisite songs and romantic ballads from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin.

Dining Services Director, Marion Pickett-El has prepared exquisites array of desserts and sparking champagne will be served.

About Emeritus Senior Living

Emeritus Senior Living is the nation’s largest memory care and assisted living provider, with the ability to serve nearly 50,000 residents. More than 30,000 employees support nearly 480 communities throughout 45 states coast to coast. Emeritus offers the spectrum of senior residential choices, care options and life enrichment programs that fulfill individual needs and promote purposeful living throughout the aging process. Its experts provide insights on senior living, care, wellness, brain health, caregiving and family topics atwww.Emeritus.com, which also offers details on the organization’s services. Emeritus is based in Seattle, Wash.; its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC.


Carol HablerEmeritus at Emerson offers the perfect setting for enjoying your Golden Years to the fullest.

At Emeritus at Emerson, our residents look forward to delicious restaurant-style meals and an activity calendar packed with fun events, meaningful activities and entertaining excursions. Beyond the active lifestyle, most seniors choose Emeritus at Emerson for the care. In addition to our Independent Living community, we provide Assisted Living and Memory Care communities which are available to residents if their health needs change. In our Memory Care neighborhood, we use a compassionate and innovative approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care, called “Join Their Journey.” The program helps us torecognize individuality, encourage choices, and allow these residents to live in a way that feels familiar to them.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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