Gift Shop Gives Residents Opportunity to Volunteer
(South Whitehall, PA)- Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center officially unveiled their new gift shop last Wednesday. County Executive Phillips Armstrong joined facility directors, staff and residents as he cut the ribbon.
“At Cedarbrook our care is built around three things: food, faith and fun. This gift shop is about fun, it will give our residents an opportunity to volunteer, stay active and interact with one another,” said Joseph Shadid, RN, MSN, MBA, NHA, Administrator/ Director of Cedarbrook.
Money raised from the store will go back into programs for Cedarbrook residents.
It’s not just fun though, among the backscratchers and mini-teddy bears, there’s plenty of food as well. Sweet treats and savory chips line the shelves along with some sugar free options.
Shadid would like to expand it to include coffee and tea, turning it into a mini-café for residents and visitors to enjoy.
The shop is just one part of the facilities ongoing renovations which will continue to improve quality of care and enhance the living experience at Cedarbrook.
The auditorium which often serves as the entertainment space, hosting musical performers and bingo nights for residents will soon be undergoing construction.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the leadership here at Cedarbrook. This shop and all the time you’ve put into it, is a testament to how hard all of you work to provide residents with a rich and enjoyable living experience,” said Armstrong.
Cedarbrook currently has 670 beds across two campuses. The South Whitehall facility will soon be adding a new wing.
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