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In the News at Bethel

 

Bethel is a regular contributor to Westchester Senior Voice magazine providing articles of interest to today’s seniors looking for healthy living, housing and healthcare resources. From memory care support programs to seniors who volunteer their time, Bethel offers information and solutions for seniors, and their families, living in Westchester and beyond.   Click on the link to read our articles:

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Kacey Morabito, WHUD-FM Personality, Presents Seminar at Bethel Springvale Inn

April 16, 2019

Pictured at the Caring for the Caregiver in All of Us – A Health and Happiness Seminar at Bethel Springvale Inn Assisted Living Residence last week are: (l to r) Kacey Morabito, presenter and WHUD-FM co-host of the Mike and Kacey Morning Show, and Patricia Pelican, Bethel Springvale Inn Community Relations Director.

Ms. Morabito addressed a full house on how to Gain Practical Advice to Make Every Day Easier, among other topics, to help enlighten and empower people to live fulfilling, happy lives.

 

Bethel’s Annual Gala: Walking the Red Carpet at the Jacob Burns Films Center

March 22, 2019

Pleasantville - Guests of the Bethel Foundation’s Annual Gala walked the red carpet at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville earlier this week for the premiere of Cyber-Seniors, an engaging movie that shares a warm and humorous look at seniors as they learn how to use social media.

 In the film, seniors partner with teens who enthusiastically take on the responsibility of being their 21st century technology mentors. The story follows the seniors as they learn new skills while the teens gain insight into the current and former lives of their senior protégés.

The evening also featured A Silent Auction which enabled attendees to bid on unique items such as autographed Toe Shoes from the NYC ballet, a signed football from the NY Giants, Wine Tasting for Twelve at Best Wine Purveyors, and a Film Sponsor Membership with Jacob Burns Film Center, among others.

Catered by Taylored Menus Inc. of Pleasantville, guests sampled epicurean hor d’oeuvres and desserts during the course of the evening.

Proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services provided by Bethel to its residents.

 

Edward P. Grano Named Corporate Director of Rehabilitation at Bethel Homes & Services

January 29, 2019

Bethel Homes and Services has announced that Mr. Edward P. Grano, PT, has been named the organization’s Corporate Director of Rehabilitation to oversee resident therapy on its Croton-on-Hudson, Ossining and Valhalla campuses.

Says Ms. Goldstein, Bethel’s CEO, “We are pleased to have Mr. Grano join our team and bring his level of expertise to the Bethel community. His hands-on practical application of therapeutic skills, innovative program development and successful administrative oversight in a number of healthcare settings will most certainly benefit our rehabilitation department and strengthen our continuum as a whole.”

Mr. Grano has held leadership positions in both acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care facilities, as well as having had oversight of orthopedic specialty group and sports medicine therapy programs. “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to Bethel and sharing it with the residents and staff on each of the campuses,” says Mr. Grano.

Having begun his career at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains as a physical therapist before becoming Director of Rehabilitation Services at one of Burke’s affiliated skilled nursing facilities, Mr. Grano’s most recent position was at Field Home in Yorktown where he served as Director of Rehabilitation for 10 years.

His approach as Director of Rehabilitation is always patient-centered and he guides his staff to follow the same model to ensure each resident’s individual needs are understood and factored into every moment of treatment. “If a staff member is finding challenges with a resident, we first work to learn what barriers exist that may not be outwardly apparent. These could be physical, of course, but often there is a psycho-emotional component that can never be underestimated. Listening, tactful conversation and positive, per-sonal energy can be powerful problem-solving skills to help residents navigate those obstacles that create fear, doubt and even the loss of hope that may be experienced when needing rehabilitation,” says Mr. Grano.
He continues, “My focus on hiring and developing clinicians with these abilities are what make this program truly unique. It only takes a few moments in one of our clinics to feel and understand this intangible feature of our programs.”

In addition to his onsite clinical responsibilities, Mr. Grano will undertake community outreach as well. “I plan on helping to further brand Bethel Homes as a quality rehabilitation center and increase our service area by networking with area phy-sicians, professional referral sources and healthcare providers,” he says.

Says Ms. Goldstein, “We look forward to the community partnerships and awareness which his efforts will provide and especially pleased that our residents will be the ultimate beneficiaries of Mr. Grano’s addition to the Bethel community.”

Josephine DeSilva, Former Baker at Reader's Digest, Celebrates 104th Birthday at Bethel Nursing Home

January 28, 2019

Ms. Josephine DeSilva recently celebrated her 104th birthday at Bethel Nursing Home in Ossining where she has resided since 2016. The oldest of 12 children, Ms. DeSilva worked as a baker for Reader’s Digest. She and her husband, Manuel (deceased), raised their family in Pleasantville and are the parents of daughter, Josephine, of Briarcliff Manor, and son, Manuel, of New Hampshire (deceased).

Her advice for a long life is to, “Be kind to everyone, dance even if you’re in a chair and once in a while, it’s okay to take a nap!”

Ms. DeSilva still dances, sings and bakes and enjoys being with the friends she has made at Bethel Nursing Home. Ms. DeSilva has seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.