Page 14 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • December 2, 2009 Area 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 Bertha Stronach accepting her award in Atlantic City. 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. ������������������������������ Boilers Repaired or Replaced in One Day W/COUPON • Exp 12/31/09 • Not Combinable ������������������ • Oil Tank Abatement • Chimney Liners • Water Heaters • Sewers & Drains • Cast Iron Gas Fired Boilers ComForcare Assisted Living in Your Own Home • Personal Care • Meal Preparation • Light Housekeeping • Medication Reminders • Hourly & Live-In • Licensed, Bonded & Insured Home Care Come stay in our CATSKILL MOUNTAIN SKI RETREAT. Stay 2 nights, get the 3RD NIGHT FREE! ����������������������������������������� Senior Discounts • N.J. State Lic# 6980 ������������ Serving Bergen & Passaic Counties Upper Saddle River Office 201-962-3222 ��������������������� WHY TAKE CHANCES? �������������������� A big snow storm can be both inconvenient and dangerous to your health. We have a machine in stock to suit your needs, from electric shovels to powerful 10.0 HP models. Talk to us...We’ll sell you the right size for the job, at the right price. 9-23-09 Mike/Janine ComForcare2x2(9-23-09) 2x2 Talk to your kids about how dangerous it can be. ��������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ������������������ � 12-2-09 Model # PR8ES27 CirinoLandscpVacaRental2x2.5 2col x 2-1/2” Pat... from Janine