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EPOCH News

Brief occasional items announcing in-house EPOCH news, such as staff promotions.

Meet our team: Ludnie Emile

Ludnie Emile, MA Senior Care Foundation ScholarEver since she was 15 years old, Ludnie Emile’s dream has been to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps and become a nurse. As Ludnie says, “Becoming a nurse is not simply a job or career choice for me, but a calling.”

Born and raised in Haiti, Ludnie pursued her degree at the State College of Nursing, but her plans were derailed when a major earthquake hit and she had to relocate to the United States. Despite the challenges she faced, Ludnie continues to pursue her dream and is well on her way to achieving it. After moving to Massachusetts, she took English courses and soon found a position as a Dietary Aide at EPOCH of Weston, a job she loved. “I have enjoyed every second of my work at EPOCH, spending time with the residents during happy hours where employees and patients converse, eat and have fun. I didn’t think that as a simple diet aide I would make such an impact on the patients I encounter,” she said.

Meet our team: Dianna Felletti, RN

Dianna FellettiDianna Falletti, RN, plays an important role at Brewster Senior Healthcare as our MDS coordinator. MDS refers to a multi-disciplinary assessment tool we use in long term care; this assessment allows us to create individualized care plans for our residents and to ensure they receive the appropriate reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid.  

Meet our team: Sandy McSweeny

Sandy McSweenySandy McSweeny has been our concierge at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Weston for the last two years. She’s often the first person our residents meet when they move in and she makes them feel welcome right away with her warm smile, handwritten notes and beautiful flowers. 

As concierge, Sandy is incredibly involved in our residents’ daily lives, from setting up their appointments, to providing social support during physical therapy, to escorting them to lunch and dinner and serving them meals. She facilitates our brain fitness program, helping to keep our residents mentally sharp, and helps out with happy hour – something she enjoys almost as much as the residents. “We have a great happy hour,” she said. “Their favorite is the root beer float. They love to reminisce and talk about times they enjoyed floats with their grandchildren.”

Car shows, cookouts and concerts

Grandparents Day car showThere’s a lot on the agenda at our communities this week. First, we’ll host a car show and cookout in celebration of Grandparents Day. We’ll also start offering a biweekly exercise class specifically designed for seniors. The popular singer and entertainer Steve Palumbo will visit us for the first time and show off his Dean Martin impression. Finally, we’ll welcome musician Dan Daniels for a performance and discussion of classic folk songs. All events are free unless otherwise stated. We welcome you to join us!

Tai Chi, concerts and independent film at EPOCH

Ida Lewis, Keeper of the LightWe’ll host a variety of free events at our EPOCH communities this week, including Tai Chi classes, a blood pressure screening, concerts by the Victrola Society and Bill Burke, and a discussion with independent filmmaker Marian Gagnon. Join us for any or all of these free events. Keep reading for details.

Free Tai Chi class, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.
EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Blvd.
353 Blackstone Blvd. Providence, RI

The class will be led by eastern fitness instructor Bob McManus, who has 13 years’ experience teaching Tai Chi. All seniors in the community are welcome to attend and learn the ancient Chinese system for meditative exercise. To RSVP, please call 401-273-6565 or register online.

 
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