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Stories of Our Grandparents

It’s no surprise that you’ll find grandparents sharing wonderful accounts of their grandchildren. But when we asked our SGLC residents about their own grandparents, that’s when the stories really began.It was a different world back then. Mothers were housewives and fathers supported the family by working outside the home. Televisions…
williamknight
September 13, 2021
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A Work of Heart

Bill and Gail Kohler look forward to Christmas Day with great anticipation—and not for the reasons you might expect. Bill and Gail are Jewish, and Christmas offers these dedicated volunteers the perfect time to give back, by covering a shift at Seashore Gardens Living Center (SGLC).“SGLC has traditionally asked for…
williamknight
August 31, 2021
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Living Her Best Life

At one hundred years young, Gloria Ezzie knows a thing or two about what makes a great life.Spend just a few minutes with Gloria Ezzie and you’ll be basking in her positive glow, counting the many blessings in life, and marveling at how a single conversation could be so inspiring.…
williamknight
August 23, 2021
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A Helping Hand, SGLC’s Rehab Nurtures Independence

Dolores Wilson knows what it’s like to fall down and get back up again. It’s happened to her so many times that she’s lost count.“I’ve fallen in my home,” she said. “My legs have collapsed at Boscov’s. I’ve fallen at few times at my daughter’s. I hit my head on…
williamknight
August 11, 2021
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Behind-the-Scenes Louis N. Ricciardi, CFO

For the past 20 years, Lou Ricciardi has been keeping our Home financially on track. As Chief Financial Officer, he now oversees the finances for the Seashore Gardens Foundation, Seashore Elder Housing and the Seashore Elder Housing Management Company. It’s now a part-time role, as Lou is semi-retired.“I couldn’t leave…
williamknight
July 14, 2021
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Comfort Care at SGLC

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and the perfect time to highlight our Comfort Care Neighborhood. Comfort Care is devoted to our residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s a place where staff serve as caregivers, friends, confidantes and even surrogate family members.“There are days when I’ll be someone’s daughter…
williamknight
June 21, 2021
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Across the Generations

A Stockton professor brings her students to Seashore Gardens Living Center and the results are magical.From creative storytelling to Opening Minds Through Art, Associate Professor Megan Foti has been involved in memorable programs at Seashore Gardens Living Center (SGLC). The occupational therapy professor at Stockton University has been volunteering since…
williamknight
April 22, 2021
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A Lifetime of Love

Happy 75th Anniversary, Doris & Bernie! We tend to honor and celebrate enduring marriages by equating them to precious metals such as silver for a 25th anniversary and gold for a 50-year marriage. But there are metals more valuable than gold and silver and, when we observe the following anniversary, only the…
williamknight
March 31, 2021
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A Blizzard of Affection

Among the many visitors who used to frequent Seashore Gardens Living Center, few can compare to this four-legged favorite. Pet therapy can brighten anyone's day!When Sue Walsh says the word, “work,” Blizzard is ready to go. He heads to the door, knowing that he’ll soon be cuddling with his friends at…
williamknight
March 18, 2021
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We’re Better Together!

In the midst of the pandemic, a group of Jewish teens is forging important connections with seniors four or five times their age.It doesn’t take much to make 13-year-old Sam Goldstein smile. Just ask him about his pen pals, Shirley and Howard Bernstein. “I’ve always wanted a pen pal,” he…
williamknight
March 5, 2021
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