The Kane Regional Centers celebrated the beginning of the holiday season at all four centers during the week of December 3. The Centers rang in the season with parties, music, presents, illuminated candles and Christmas trees.
Kane Ross got the ball rolling with its traditional Christmas party on December 4. Marla Dean and her group entertained the residents with an old fashioned sing-a-long. The music put everybody in a festive mood and there was a lot of participation from the crowd. During the performance, Kane Ross employees treated the residents and their families to Christmas goodies and punch.
On December 5, Kane Scott held its illumination night. The evening got underway with a rousing rendition of “Oh Holy Night” by Administrator Neil Bowser. In addition to the entertainment, there was also a live Nativity scene at the Center.
“Kane Scott had entertainers and refreshments on each floor of the building,” said Marci Donovan, Recreation Therapy Supervisor. “Jim Flinner played the sax and keyboard on the first and fourth floors, the Westminster Presbyterian Church Bell Choir performed on the second floor, and Joe Diamond belted out Christmas tunes with a country flavor on the third floor.”
The Kane Glen Hazel celebrated its Annual Christmas Community Open House on December 6. The Rodman Street Baptist Choir put on an inspiring performance in the Glen Hazel cafeteria and Craig Zingler entertained with seasonal melodies on the piano in the second floor cafeteria. The residents, families, community members and staff were served a Christmas ham just like they always have at home.
Kane McKeesport rounded out the week of festivities with its Candle Night on December 7. Assistant Director of Nursing, Kathy Moriarty, and a friend sang Christmas songs with a hometown spin for the crowd of residents. Kane employee Joe Firment recited the Clement Clarke poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Valley Voices Community Choir returned again this year and put on another stellar performance.
The residents, friends, family, staff and administration of the Kane Regional Centers thank all of the performers and visitors who came to our centers to make the night special for our residents. We also thank our employees who put in extra time and effort to make the season wonderful for our residents.
For more information, contact Bill LaLonde, Community Outreach Representative at 412.422.6773.