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Filmmaker Evan Briggs had spent a long time thinking about aging in America, our relationship to the elderly and how dysfunctional it seemed. 

"What is it about our value system that makes it so these people don't really have a place here anymore after a certain age? Why are we OK with that?" she thought. "There is so much wisdom and life experience that our elderly members of society have that we're just not availing ourselves of, and that just seems like a huge loss."

When she learned there was a preschool in her town set inside a retirement home, where the residents and the children interacted on a daily basis, she knew she wanted tofilm a documentary there.

Briggs spent the 2012-13 school year filming three days a week at the Intergenerational Learning Center for children 6 weeks to 5 years old inside Providence Mount St. Vincent, a retirement home for about 400 adults in West Seattle. Her first feature-length film, "Present Perfect," explores "the very real experience of aging in America -- both growing up and growing old."

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I just received this beautiful letter which was posted on the internet!


"My Dad was just at Regency Grande and the people are great and show them patience, dignity and respect and truly seem to care! It seems more like a hotel inside than a nursing home!


Sandi MacNaughten"




If "pictures speak a thousand words," then these words speak VOLUMES!!!



Regency Grande awarded the prestigious “2015 Best Nursing Homes” distinction by US World and News Report!






From the desk of Marie Barnes, Marketing and Public Relations Director at Regency Nursing Centers.


St. Joseph's Wayne Auxiliary and Regency Gardens Post-Acute, Rehab and Nursing Center, 296 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, held their second annual wine and gourmet pizza fundraiser event on Thursday, June 10th.  The event was enjoyed on the expansive, lush gardens, directly in front of St. Joseph's Hospital.  The Auxiliary of St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital is a hard working group of energetic volunteers devoted to fund-raising and community service for the hospital.  The event will be the first fundraiser to go toward the auxiliary's most recent $100,000 pledge.  The auxiliary is rich in history, with a time line of starting their organization when the hospital was built, almost 145 years ago.  


Approximately 200 attended the event, enjoyed camaraderie, with friends, along with meeting new people and networking.  The grounds boasted a large tent that held some of the guests, while others enjoyed sitting in front of the fountains and ponds that are part of the landscape.  Staff from both Wayne and Paterson hospital campuses, along with other guests from every type of organization, volunteer, and many health care providers, mingled and relaxed, enjoying the wine that was provided by Valley Wine and Spirits, in Wayne.  Tables were set up under the tent for participants to enjoy wine and beer tasting.  Other sponsors for the event that provided food and drink were, Hunterdon Brewing Company, Bensi, Brownstone, Fri Guyz, Lina's Ristorante, Muscle Maker Grill, On The Border, Preakness Gourmet Deli, Taste of Tuscany, Il Crinale, DiCavino, Cobby's Florist, Tap House Grill, and Stop & Shop.  

There was plenty of spirits to taste, plenty to eat, and music was provided to enhance the summer evening out.  The event was a huge success in bringing the community together, generating funds toward a worthy cause, and enjoying a lovely evening out.



Pictured are left to right, Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Mark Benedek, Administrator, Regency Gardens Post Acute, Rehab and Nursing Center, Daniel Kline, Vice President,  and Site Administrator, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, Mary Beth Papetti, RN, Director of Nursing, Regency Gardens Post Acute, Rehab and Nursing Center, Ruthanne Braddock, RN, Site Director, Nursing, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and Carmella Petrozzi, Admissions Director, Regency Gardens Post Acute, Rehab and Nursing Center.   

 For further information about Regency Gardens please call, 973-790-5800, or visit        

Chai Lights Hadassah held their annual Fashion Show on Sunday, May 7, 2015 at Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute, Rehab and Nursing Center, 380 Demott Late, Somerset, NJ.  




The event started in the morning, with a delicious hot and cold brunch, and socializing.  After enjoying the meal, the models began their walk down the runway showcasing fashions provided by Stein Mart.  There were both men and women's fashions that ranged from casual to evening styles.  The models were members of the active adult communities in Somerset.  The group of approximately 100 community members enjoyed the fashions, fun, food and the social aspect.




Pictured are some of the models that participated in the show.  For further information about Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute, Rehab and Nursing, please call 732873-2000, or visit  


Join in for a lovely evening, under the stars, to benefit St. Joseph's Hospital, Wayne, at Regency Gardens Post-Acute, Rehab and Nursing Center's beautiful lush gardens.  St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, will be hosting a Wine and Gourmet Pizza Tasting event held on June 11th, at 6:00 pm.  


Enjoy a fine selection of wines provided by Valley Wine and Spirits, Wayne.  There will be tasting from some local restaurants as well, Benzi, Brownstone House, Fry Guyz, Lina's Ristornate, Muscle Maker Grill, On the Border, Preakness Gourmet Deli, Taste of Tuscany, and other community based businesses join in on making it a community effort.  There will be live entertainment, along with beer tasting,old and new friends getting together, networking and enjoying an evening out.  


This is the second annual Wine and Gourmet Pizza event held by St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, partnering with Regency Gardens Post-Acute, Rehab and Nursing Center, 296 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, located directly in front of St. Joseph's Hospital.  Last year approximately 100 people attended, and truly enjoyed the evening.


For further information, and to purchase tickets, priced at $35.00 each, please contact St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 973-956-3392.  


Pictured are auxiliary members, during a planning meeting.



Monmouth County’s Office on Aging joined with Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hazlet to host the Monmouth County’s Centenarian Celebration, honoring residents who are or will be aged 100 and over in 2015.

“It was great gathering to celebrate our Monmouth County centenarians,” said Freeholder John P. Curley. “It was truly astonishing to see how active many of them are and to hear them speak of their more than 100 years of living. This was a great celebration for them to share with their families and friends, and I look forward to it every year.”

The birthday party was held at the Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on May 11 and included a luncheon, music, gifts and a birthday cake.

“A few centenarians got up out of their seats to dance and others were dancing and singing in their seats,” said Curley. “Their energy and excitement filled the room. It was absolutely wonderful.”

There were 15 centenarians in attendance: Josephine Alessandro, 100; Eleanora Bell, 99; Rita D’Elia, 99; Katherine Elberty, 101; Hazel Feick, 100; Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, 102; Mario Gazzara, 101; Nicoletta Granato, 100; Adeline Lubkert, 99; Helen McKeown, 99; Rose Perrotta, 101; Brother Patrick Power, 102; Christina Savoca, 103; Ruth Schiff, 102; and Irene Starosolsky, will turn 104 on May 31.

“I am so honored that I was able to share this special day with these Monmouth County residents who have reached this phenomenal milestone,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso. “It was an incredible event and all of the centenarians had a great time.”

In May 2013, Regency broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Largest Gathering of Centenarians” at their Somerset location, Regency Jewish Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center by gathering 31 centenarians in one location.



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