Alaris Health Celebrates National Volunteer Week with Appreciation Events

(Pictured left to right: Erwin Pablo, assistant director of nursing and volunteer; Maria Liaban, director of nursing; Wanda James, volunteer; Paul Cohen, administrator; )

(Pictured left to right: Erwin Pablo, assistant director of nursing and volunteer; Maria Liaban, director of nursing; Wanda James, volunteer; Paul Cohen, administrator; )

Jersey City, NJ, May 27, 2016Alaris Health is extremely grateful for and proud of the volunteers who donate their time and energy throughout the year for our residents. In honor of National Volunteer Week last month, Alaris Health celebrated those volunteers with fun and commemorative festivities.

Volunteers come from a mix of Alaris Health residents and community members, led by each Alaris Member Health Center’s recreation director. Volunteers donate their time to organize, lead and participate in various activities for residents, including religious services, voter registration, fundraisers, daily activities like pet therapy, cooking classes, birthday parties, bingo, exercise and much more.

 

(Pictured left to right: Art Vargas, food service director; Cliff Bryant, dietary supervisor)

(Pictured left to right: Art Vargas, food service director; Cliff Bryant, dietary supervisor)

The National Volunteer Week events kicked off with an appreciation luncheon at Alaris Health at the Fountains – North Campus, followed by a dinner at Alaris Health at Rochelle Park in the evening. Volunteers and their guests attended the luncheon and dinner and enjoyed musical entertainment, food and beverages.

Volunteers and their guests were also invited to an appreciation and award ceremony at Alaris Health at Riverton. As tokens of appreciation for their dedication, each volunteer was presented with a certificate of appreciation, Silver Star keychain engraved with “Volunteers are shining stars!” and long-stemmed roses.

 

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From the recreation directors who coordinate such events to the dedicated departments that participate, and of course, our faithful volunteers, Alaris Health would like to thank all the participants who contributed to making the volunteer program such a success. If you are interested in learning more or becoming a volunteer, please contact your nearest Alaris Member Health Center or email social-mailbox@alarishealth.com. We look forward to another wonderful year of volunteering.

 

To see more pictures from various Alaris Volunteer Appreciation events, click here!


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health at Castle Hill Celebrates Bring Your Kid to Work Day

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(Pictured left to right: Maeliah Hill; Corin Bryant; Brianna Sanchez; Rikka Libatique, Castle Hill Activity Director; Anaya Lewandowski; Jermirah Gonzales; Rosalyn Rivera)

Union City, NJ, May 9, 2016Alaris Health at Castle Hill opened its doors to welcome our staff’s wonderful and enthusiastic children for an action-packed Bring Your Kid to Work Day last Thursday.

Seven joyful, curious kids arrived bright and early with their moms and dads, excited for a chance to see where their parents work and what they do every day. Their day started off with breakfast and a meet and greet with residents. They then toured the Center, asking questions along the way, afterwards enjoying a game of Simon Says and jewelry making before lunch.

The afternoon proved just as action-packed as the morning. The kids participated in an educational program and learned about how recreational activities are essential parts of residents’ daily living and provide a sense of community belonging, while also enhancing well-being and self-esteem. The children also learned about the importance of residents’ privacy and rights and how to treat each resident with respect and dignity.

Of course, the day would not have been complete without fun activities with Alaris Health at Castle Hill’s beloved residents. They played a ball toss game, had a relay race, did arts and crafts projects and were treated to a pretzel and ice cream social. When asked what they thought about the day, one kid said, “I made paintings and appreciate the fun times I had today!” The kids were each presented with a certificate of appreciation at the end of the day.

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(Pictured left to right: Rikka Libatique, Castle Hill Activity Director; Alisha Lewandoswki)

Bring Your Kid to Work Day was an excellent opportunity for kids and parents to engage with and learn more about each other in

a new setting. One employee reflected, “My daughter enjoyed

her day with her peers and recreation staff. She made friends with them, and it was a great experience to spend my time with my daughter while at work.”

The kids left a little wiser and made the residents’ day a little brighter with their visit. With the success of the day, Alaris Health at Castle Hill plans on celebrating Bring Your Kid to Work Day again next year with even more children.

 

To view more pictures from this event please click here.


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.