Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester Congratulates our Residents for being recognized for their art work at the 2012 LeadingAge New York Annual Art Exhibit!
Between delicious and plentiful meals and the many activities that our residents of Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester engage in daily, they also manage to produce beautiful art work.
With the guidance from our experienced and caring Therapeutic Activities and Creative Arts Therapy team, our residents are able to kindle (or re-kindle) their art talents. Last month, we are happy to say, that 3 of the 5 pieces of art submitted by our residents were selected to be part of the 2012 LeadingAge New York Annual Art Exhibition as part of a statewide traveling art exhibit at the LeadingAge headquarters in Latham, New York, and at the LeadingAge Annual conference and Exhibition.
Each year, LeadingAge New York, formerly known as NYAHSA, chooses 70 pieces of art —submitted by residents, staff, and volunteers at our member facilities throughout New York State, and sponsors a traveling Art Exhibit.
In addition to submitting some of our residents’ pieces for exhibition in Albany, HHH of Westchester hosts a gallery event every year in May, in honor of Older American’s Month.
“We have a gallery event for the month of May every year, when all the residents’ works are hung up and families are invited to come and visit the gallery. The fact that 3 of our residents’ work was chosen to be part of the LeadingAge Annual Art Exhibit is incredibly exciting. It’s an affirmation of their work and creativity. Our residents, just like everyone else, love to be honored and praised. It makes them feel special and unique, and it is wonderful for ego and self-esteem. It is a beautiful thing and we are very proud of all of our residents for their art and their creativity,” says Maria Scaros Mercado, Director of Therapeutic Activities and Creative Arts Therapy of HHH of Westchester.
On behalf of the Hebrew Hospital Home Continuum of Care family, we would like to congratulate Gazella Allen and Angela Albanese (both from 1 North), and Martin Blumenstein (from 2 South)! Honorable mentions also include Harriet Fenton and Irving Dobbs (1North), whose work was also submitted to the exhibition.