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Tanglewood Group to Host Summer Concerts in the Park

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Nestled just behind Tanglewood Manor, The Louis Ferreri Memorial Park offers miles of peaceful woodland full of activities for both residents of the Tanglewood Group and the community. Opened in 2006, this hidden treasure has become the location for a wide variety of outdoor activities during the spring and summer.
Boasting 2.5 miles of walking trails, 6 seating areas, 3 stocked fishing ponds, and a dock that doubles as a performance stage, the Louis Ferreri Park delivers a calming ambiance within the bustling city of Jamestown.

As summer quickly approaches, Tanglewood Group residents, staff, and family members look forward to hosting another season of events in the park. Beginning in June, their Summer Concert Series will offer attendees a display of local entertainers in hour long performances on the outdoor stage. Seasonal favorites such as the Lake Erie Banjo Jammers, KoKoMo Time, Steve Strickland, and the Happy Days Band are just a few performers that will be providing musical entertainment this year.

The public is welcome to visit the park to experience all that it has to offer throughout the summer months. Community groups are also invited to host events at each of the Tanglewood facilities.

The Tanglewood Group has been offering quality care to seniors in the greater Jamestown area for over 30 years.  For more information about the summer concert series, use of the Tanglewood facilities, or any of the services Tanglewood offers, visit www.tanglewoodmanor.com or call 716-483-2876.

 

 

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Volunteers Offer Therapeutic Approach

JCC, Occupational Therapy, OTA Students, Jamestown Community College, Memory Garden, Dementia Care, Assisted Living, Tanglewood Group, Arts and CraftsJCC Occupational Therapy Students Getting Involved at the Tanglewood Group

The Tanglewood and Memory Garden facilities have been alive with great volunteers from the JCC Occupational Therapy Program this winter!  We have welcomed two interns from the JCC OTA program at Memory Garden and Tanglewood Manor. These  ladies have been coming up with new activities as well as spending one-to-one time with the residents at both facilities.

At the Tanglewood Group we partner with organizations to increase our ability to connect with the community. The interns we have been hosting this have been able to assist with increased activity at both facilities. The interns have also implemented group activities including ladies groups, trivia, crafts and one of our favorite activities  – BINGO. Our residents and staff have enjoyed their energy and enthusiasm. Residents have also really enjoyed their youthful attitude and the ability to engage in new conversations. The interns have also commented that they enjoy getting to know the residents and spending time with them.

The interns are able to gain knowledge and skills that go beyond the classroom. While here with the Tanglewood Group they have been able to meet with other departments and really obtain a hands on learning experience. The Tanglewood Group is proud to continue partnerships like these that build relationships with community members.

We continue to look forward to hosting more groups and community events at each of our facilities. If you have any suggestions or recommendations please contact Nicole Mucheck at (716) 488-9434 ext. 2226.

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Meet our New Chef!

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The Tanglewood Group is pleased to announce the addition of a brand new chef, Travis E. Bensink, C.C., to the Tanglewood Manor staff. Travis brings 10 years of professional cooking experience and over 14 years of leadership experience to the Tanglewood Group family of properties. Beginning his career cooking at a Walt Disney World resort property, Mr. Bensink earned a customer service award through the Disney Traditions management training program, gaining experience as an Executive Chef with kitchen management and catering. Most recently, Travis was the Executive Chef at the Chautauqua Institution and Heirloom Restaurant, leading a staff of over 50, creating regular restaurant menus and managing events and inventory. A seasoned chef who values fresh, seasonal ingredients, he is particularly adept in staff training and leadership.

The Tanglewood Group is proud to welcome Travis and his culinary expertise, and looks forward to his creation of exciting new resident menus that are not only nutritious and delicious but also beautifully-presented. Nicholas Ferreri, Tanglewood Group’s owner, notes “As important as taste and quality is, we know that you eat with your eyes as well. Our goal is to provide residents not only with the best product, but with the best food presentation in the industry.”

To learn more about Tanglewood’s addition or to schedule a visit, please call 716-483-2876 or visit tanglewoodmanor.com.

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Tanglewood Group Welcomes New Music Director

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Tanglewood’s Golden Gems, made up of residents from Tanglewood Manor, Tanglewood’s Memory Care Households, Memory Garden and the Frewsburg Rest Home are very excited to have a new director join the team this year. After we sadly bid farewell to our longtime music director, Mary Schmidt late last year, we welcomed Paul Hoeffler, well known local musician and entertainer as our new Music Director.

Paul is a third generation musician. Born and raised in Amherst, he moved to the Jamestown area 25 years ago. Paul travels the world as a piano entertainer working in the entertainment industry. He calls Jamestown home with his wife, Joann, has raised two daughters here and is also a proud grandfather.Assisted Living, Paul Hoefler, Music, Activities, Golden Gems, Tanglewood Group

Paul is off to a fantastic start, having recently directed an amazing holiday program for our family and friends here at Tanglewood Manor. The concert consisted of some of the traditional holiday songs by the Golden Gems, solo performances, a duet and quartet. Paul even wrote a special holiday song for the Gems to perform for the program, and it was just what everyone needed!

Assisted Living, Paul Hoefler, Music, Activities, Golden Gems, Tanglewood GroupThe Golden Gems  have performed more than 100 concerts throughout the greater Jamestown and Chautauqua area over the years. As the group continues to grow we are able to provide a wide variety of performances from individual solos and instrumentals to large group concerts for local audiences.

Hoeffler is excited to begin the New Year with new performances at home as well as other venues in the community. The Tanglewood Group is pleased to have such a talented group of performers who can continue to do what they love under his direction. Our Golden Gems enjoy getting out in the community whenever they have the opportunity.

The Tanglewood Group’s Activities Department looks forward to hosting and performing for many more group and community events at each of our facilities. If you have any suggestions or recommendations for performers, or are interested in booking the Golden Gems to perform for your club or event,  please contact Nicole Mucheck at 488-9434 ext. 2226.Assisted Living, Paul Hoefler, Music, Activities, Golden Gems, Tanglewood Group

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Frewsburg Rest Home Awarded Medicaid-eligible ALP Beds

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The Tanglewood Group is proud to announce that the Frewsburg Rest Home has been awarded ALP status as an assisted living facility. With the addition of 81 Medicaid-eligible resident beds, the 106 W. Main Street, Frewsburg, NY location can now offer the same government-assisted care to seniors that the Group’s Tanglewood Manor facility in Jamestown, NY has offered since 1998. The “Rest Home,” as it is known by local residents, has served seniors in the community as an independent living facility for over 40 years. With the announcement of the ALP bed additions, residents will only be required to pay a rate deemed by New York state to be suitable for their income, with Medicaid subsidizing the cost of care. Not only does this mean that the property can welcome residents of all income levels, but it also means current and future residents will always have a home–with the same benefits and care– regardless of changes to their income or personal savings. The charming Victorian property, which greets visitors entering the Village of Frewsburg, underwent major renovations and improvements after the 2014 acquisition by the Tanglewood Group. Completely renovated and modernized rooms with full baths now add a touch of elegance and luxury to the comfortable, country home and family-style setting. To learn more or to schedule a visit, please call 716-569-3095 or visit tanglewoodmanor.com.

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Tanglewood Group Rewards Employees at Year-end Assemblies

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According to Nick Ferreri, the Tanglewood Group’s President and CEO, 2016 was the best year that his organization has ever had. Ferreri, who welcomed employees from all Tanglewood’s facilities at their recent Employee Recognition In-services praised his staff for their hard work and dedication.

“Tanglewoood Manor and Memory Garden had a very impressive year. It was the best year yet!” Ferreri said. “The memory care units have been a great addition to Tanglewood Manor, offering care at a level that has never been available before in this area. The Frewsburg Rest Home and Comfort Today have also been gaining ground, and with the imminent addition of ALP beds at Frewsburg and the Medicaid Managed care program that is now available at Comfort Today, we expect even bigger things in 2017, so hold on to your hats!”

Ferreri hosted the annual recognition events at both the Jamestown and Frewsburg campuses this year, awarding bonuses to several individuals for various achievements.

The company’s annual Service Award, given each year to the employee with the longest tenure was presented to Housekeeping Supervisor Laurie Capps. Capps, who has been with the Tanglewood Group for 14 years and 10 months was given a watch and a trophy in recognition of her accomplishment.

Six individuals from all three facilities were given Perfect Attendance awards for 2016. Jessica Delahoy, Rebecca Johnson, Valerie Nordine, Linda Peterson, Melissa Sheldon, Victoria Thomas, Linda Earle, Jeff Greer, and Wanda Peterson all received $600 for their flawless records.

Sarah Grable, Diana Johnson, Brenda Eccles, Dixie Martinez, and Erica Johnson were each awarded $500 as “Second Chance” drawing winners for 2016. These customary drawings are held each year from a pool of entries that includes the names of employees from each facility that have been recognized for achieving 6 months of perfect attendance for the first or second half of the year, as well as employee of the month nominees at each facility.

The two biggest winners for 2016 were Ruth Loman, of the Frewsburg Rest Home and Shena Anderson of Tanglewood Manor/Memory Garden, who were both recognized as Employee of the Year for their respective facility. In honor of this prestigious award, each woman will receive round trip airfare to anywhere in the continental United States or the Caribbean and a $1000 check.

All Tanglewood Group employees were also treated to a “Christmas Tea” luncheon, catered by Sandee’s Bakery and given a boneless ham as a token of thanks for their work throughout the year.

Ferreri also took a moment to remember employee Brenda Garris, who recently passed away. Brenda was a longstanding employee of the Tanglewood Group and was known for her dedication and caring to the residents that she served. He expressed his condolences to Brenda’s family, several of whom have connections to the Tanglewood family and to her co-workers, noting that she will be missed by many.

State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, Lisa Vanstrom from NYS Senator Cathy Young’s office and Jacqueline Phelps from the office of Congressman Tom Reed were also on hand for the Jamestown campus ceremony, assisting with the drawing, and giving high praise for the quality of care that the Tanglewood Group provides to local seniors.

“I am always excited to be a part of this annual presentation.” said Goodell. “This group of people makes such a difference in other people’s lives. It is easy to forget sometimes how difficult it can be to care for others. You are all a blessing to so many. You should be very proud of the reputation that the Tanglewood Group has – not only in Jamestown, but throughout the state.”

Ms. Vanstrom echoed his sentiments, congratulating the company on their proud tradition of providing excellent care for over 40 years, and Ms. Phelps agreed, referring to the Tanglewood Group’s employees as the “best of the best.”

Ferreri concluded the Jamestown festivities looking towards the future, mentioning the company’s upcoming expansion.

“We are looking forward to taking the Tanglewood mission to Allegany, NY, where we plan to open our biggest single facility yet.”  he said. “We saw a need for our type of care in this neighboring area and we are excited to see our dreams become reality there as well.”

 

 

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Our Love to Woody

The following verse was written and presented this week by one of Tanglewood Manor’s ‘resident poets’.

Thank you, Deanna for your heartfelt sentiments.Therapy Dog, Woody, Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier, Tanglewood Manor, Senior Living

Woody Dear, we love you so,

Tears were shed when you had to go.

You brought us fun and lots of joy,

A wonderful little “doggy boy”.

When we were down and very sad,

A hug from “fur ball” made us glad.

Terri loved you with all her heart,

All of our lives you were a part.

Becky’s care for you was great,

You were her little running mate.

A doggy treat you could always sneak,

On the floor or under the seat.

You funny “prankster”, that’s what you are,

I say that with a “hardy, har, har”!

A sad sweet face and the way you looked,

Could get you quickly off the hook.

You laughed, you played, you were happy and loved,

No more pain in “doggy heaven”, now miles above.

We will dream of you every day,

A piece of our hearts  you stole away.Therapy Dog, Woody, Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier, Tanglewood Manor, Senior Living

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