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Gorgeous Grandma Day at Emeritus at Emerson – A Brookdale Community

So you think the young are the only ones with a lock on being gorgeous? Think again and take a gander at these ladies.

EmeritusEmeritus at Emerson – A Brookdale Community of New Jersey Emerituscelebrated National Gorgeous Grandma Day with a Fashion Show.  Life Enrichment Director, Carol Habler organized many wonderful activities, such as providing the residents with hand massages, nail painting and  a make over.  The Fashion show was rehearsed with the assistance of Michele Kappenman who provided the background music of “Pretty Woman and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper on a big screen during the show.

The fashion show was followed by a reception for the residents and families serving sparking champagne and an exquisite array of desserts.


A big thank you for submitting this story goes to Carol Habler! Here’s more about the organization that put this event together.

EreritusThe Perfect Location

Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard and walking trails, Emeritus at Emerson is right in the heart of Northern New Jersey. Located close to the Garden State Parkway and the Palisade Parkway, our independent retirement community offers 98 senior apartments. Emeritus at Emerson is located next to an organic farm on Old Hook Road. Nearby are many markets and stores. Our community is less than a half hour from New York City.

A Wonderful Selection

Part of our mission at Emeritus is to provide choices for our residents, and it starts with the type of rooms we have to offer. Emeritus at Emerson has three floors with a total of 98 senior apartments (we have studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, and companion rooms). We have many areas of community space for our residents to relax in and entertain in, including our backyard patio.

Strong, Caring Relationships

We value strong partnerships with area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation centers such as Holy Name, Valley Hospital, Englewood Hospital, Emerson Health and Rehab, Woodcliff Lake Rehab, and Care 1. Through the communications and relationships that we share with the key staff within these affiliations, we provide seamless continuum of care for our residents.

Learn more about our other Emeritus communities that offer assisted living in New Jersey and read more about all of Emeritus’ senior care services.


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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