Wyckoff December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 9 Stronach recognized for contributions to life at CHCC Bertha Stronach, a resident of Heritage Manor Nursing Home at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff and former resident of Mahwah, was honored by the Health Care Association of New Jersey with the 2009 Resident Better Life Award. She accepted the award recently at a special awards luncheon at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. “Bertha is the most positive resident we’ve ever had here,” said Peter Peterson, LNHA, Heritage Manor Nursing Home and Southgate Vice President/Administrator. “She constantly initiates things to enhance the quality of life for our residents.” Ever since Stronach moved to Heritage Manor in late 2007, she has created programs and made suggestions for the benefit of residents and the organization. She started a weekly book club for residents and a discussion group for higher-functioning residents in Heritage Manor’s Dementia Care Unit. When 80 patients and residents moved when the Post-acute Care Unit relocated from Heritage Manor East to Heritage Manor West, Stronach wrote a program for a Welcome Social. “Bertha’s enthusiasm and energy are contagious. She serves as the president of the Heritage Manor Resident Council. She brings concerns and suggestions from other residents to meetings and addresses them with appropriate staff. She researches ideas for outside trips and guest speakers that she thinks will be of interest to residents,” said Alison Argott, Heritage Manor’s activities director. “Bertha also serves on the Neighborhood Project Team, a venture designed to give the nursing-home units a more neighborhood feel with a team approach to care. Because of Bertha’s advocacy efforts and positive attitude, the staff asked her to join the team.” The HCANJ is a non-profit trade association representing long-term care providers who believe that the individuals they serve are entitled to a supportive environment in which professional and compassionate care is delivered. The non-profit CHCC has been serving the community since 1911, providing a broad scope of mental-health and elder-care programs. Holiday Packages give the gift of relaxation. 90 Minute Warm Stone Massage and 60 Minute European Facial  $215  60 Minute European Facial and 60 Minute Swedish Massage  $160  30 Minute European Facial and 30 Minute Swedish Massage  $105  GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE ONLINE Bertha Stronach accepting her award in Atlantic City. Christian Singles of North Jersey will host a Holiday Dance Party on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Faith Community Christian Reformed Church Barn, 530 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff. Attire is dressy-casual. Cost is $5 and will include light refreshments. Attendees whose last names begin with A Christian Singles host Holiday Dance through M are asked to bring finger foods. Those with last names beginning with N through Z should bring non-alcoholic beverages. During the evening there will be an optional Christmas grab bag. Anyone who wishes to participate should bring a wrapped unisex gift (value to $5). Call (201) 337-7492. Araya Rebirth Make-Up, Massage Therapy & Skin Care Studio 10 Garber Square • Ridgewood, NJ 07450 P: 201-445-7005 • www.araya-rebirth.com HOURS: TUES & THURS 11-8 • WED & FRI 10-6 • SAT 9-5 2 Locations Glen Rock & Passaic PASSAIC LOCATION NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! We Offer Line Of Credits And Financing Plans 12-2-09 ArayaHoliday2x5 2col x 5” Kathy... from Nancy Rev:Janine 201.345-5621 �������� 595 North Maple Ave Ridgewood ����� �� 201-444-5763 ����� Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30