Friends of Kane Help Residents Beat the Winter Blues
The band Mon Gumbo returned to Kane Glen Hazel for the 3rd year in a row on the evening of February 16th. Mon Gumbo is a Pittsburgh favorite that combines a flavorful mix of R&B with Cajun sensibilities. Residents and staff packed the second floor activities room and were well prepared with beads and a variety of Mardi gras type masks. The masks were provided by Studio Capezzuti through their “Puppets for Pittsburgh” program. The music was marvelous and the evening was topped off with a specialty chilled beverage made from French vanilla ice cream.
On “Fat Tuesday” the residents and staff were treated to a multi-floor parade led by Albert Pantone from Recreational Therapy. Albert and his jovial gang became town criers proclaiming the news about the upcoming afternoon’s events. They were wearing paper mache masks, playing music and handing out beads. Some of the masks, including the monkey mask Albert wore, were created by residents and Recreational Therapy. The BNY Mellon volunteers once again were a tremendous help with the event and the residents. The parade included the strolling Banjo All Stars who also performed on the 2nd floor once the parade was concluded. At the gathering on the 2nd floor the residents and family members were indulged with a hot fudge sundae. The All Stars kept playing and the cheerful residents tuned in or sang along. A good time was had by all!
The residents and staff from Kane Regional Centers would like to thank the bands Mon Gumbo and the Banjo for the musical portion and Studio Capezutti for the visual. Kane Glen Hazel residents have an ongoing relationship with BNY Mellon and would like to show them their appreciation for always being there to help.
For more information, contact Albert Pantone, Recreational Therapy at Kane Glen Hazel at 412.422.6800 or Bill LaLonde Marketing Outreach Representative, Kane Regional Centers, at 412292.8069.