Renaissance Adult Day Services Participated in a Back to School Event

Back to School Event

Renaissance Adult Day Services‘ Jency Feliz had a great time on August 26 when she brought information about Renaissance Adult Day Services to a Back to School event at the MedAlliance Clinic in the Bronx.

Renaissance Adult Day Services is out in the Community

Duane Reade event Aug 2014

Renaissance Adult Day Services was excited to join Duane Reade in August at a Community Health Day. Dennis Edwards, marketer with Renaissance Adult Day Services, was excited to meet so many people and learn more about how Renaissance can help the community.

RENAISSANCE ADULT DAY SERVICES OPENS NEW LOCATION IN THE BRONX!

RENAISSANCE ADULT DAY SERVICES OPENS NEW LOCATION IN THE BRONX!

A NEW FRIEND TO THE ELDERLY COMMUNITY HAS COME TO TOWN …RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND GRAND OPENING AT THE NEW ADULT DAY CARE SERVICES CENTER

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Bronx residents can help welcome to town a valued member of their community that supports senior citizens. There will be a special ribbon cutting ceremony at Renaissance’s newest Adult Day Services Center to mark their opening at 787 E. 156th Street (Westchester Avenue). The day’s festivities are open to the public and begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The official ribbon cutting will be at 11:30 a.m. Alex Markowits, President/CEO of Renaissance Adult Day Services, Eileen Parenti, Executive Director of Renaissance Adult Day Services, and Zaida Rivera, Social Model Director of this Center, will be there to lead the ribbon cutting along with honorary guests and town official  

Parenti said recently, “Our goal is for our new center to make a great difference in the community and have a positive impact on the seniors who reside in the Bronx. We offer a wonderful resource to seniors with enriching activities in a safe environment that include programs that move the body, intrigue the mind and inspire the spirit. We know that Renaissance Adult Day Services Centers bring relief to adult children who need a place for their parents when they have to go to work. We also provide medical resources if they are needed.”

 The day’s events are all free and will include a continental breakfast from 10 a.m. to 10:30. At 10:30 a.m., Zaida Rivera, the Director of this Center, will make a presentation sharing information about the services provided and this will be followed by group tours at 11 a.m. The Ribbon Cutting will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch. The afternoon will be open for the community to experience some of their activities first-hand. While at the celebration, attendees can enter to win Broadway tickets and other prizes.

 The celebration is open to the public. Please RSVP to 718-649-3670 or Llondon@renaissancehomehc.com.

 About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:

All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Renaissance Adult Day Services – A Role Model for Many

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A ROLE MODEL FOR MANY ….MIKE SIMMONS DEMONSTRATES FATHER’S DAY DEDICATION AND RECEIVES THE RENAISSANCE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM RENAISSANCE HOME HEALTH CARE AND ADULT DAY SERVICES

Mike Simmons is a security guard for Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services at the Bedford Center in Brooklyn located at 2625 Bedford Avenue. His assigned work schedule is Monday through Friday. But, that’s not enough for Simmons. He checks on the building on Saturdays and Sundays, too. Simmons explained it this way, “I believe that work is about going beyond the paycheck. It’s about commitment and dedication.”

On Father’s Day, June 15, 2014, this father of five and grandfather of five, certainly went beyond what was expected of him. He came by the Bedford Center to check on the building. It was around 9 a.m. and he saw the gate down from a block away. He immediately called 911, concerned that someone was inside. He learned that earlier that morning there had been a serious car accident, where someone crashed into the wall of the building. Thankfully, no one was in the Center at the time and that part of the building was being renovated so no services are currently provided there. Simmons did not want to leave the building unattended. Even though it was Father’s Day, he stayed until 7 or 8 p.m. waiting for the construction workers to secure the building. He went home just to grab a bite, and then returned, staying overnight.

When Simmons was asked why he came on the weekends and why he stayed so long that day when no one was in danger, he explained it this way. “It’s like when you go on vacation, and you leave your light burning in your house. I’m that light. I’m a deterrent. If anyone should see me coming back and forth, it keeps a certain element away because they know someone is here.”

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director of Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services, was overwhelmed by Simmons’ dedication, even on Father’s Day and on June 23, 2014, she presented him with “The Renaissance Award of Excellence”. “Mike is the kind of employee who truly goes above and beyond. He is a valued member of our organization and everyone appreciates him. I am honored to present him with our Award of Excellence.”

With no time for a Father’s Day celebration this year, Simmons said, “My kids understand how committed I am to what I do. They know how I feel and I consider it a blessing that God had me in the right place at the right time. Life is allowing God’s will to go forth. If that happens, you are always where you are supposed to be and it will turn out alright. In this case, that’s evident.” Simmons’ children and grandchildren truly have an outstanding role model to follow.

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:

All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

RENAISSANCE HOME HEALTH CARE AND ADULT DAY SERVICES HOSTED A HEALTH FAIR WITH SOCIETY IN ACTION TO HELP COMMUNITY MEMBERS STAY HEALTHY

RENAISSANCE HOME HEALTH CARE AND ADULT DAY SERVICES HOSTED A HEALTH FAIR WITH SOCIETY IN ACTION TO HELP COMMUNITY MEMBERS STAY HEALTHY

Renaissance Adult Day Services hosted the Spring Into Health Fair created by Society In Action, Inc. at their Bedford location, 2625 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Community members who attended the Spring Into Health Fair could receive free medical information and testing including cholesterol testing, hearing tests, prostate screening, blood sugar testing, vision exams, blood pressure screenings and more. Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services, which provides in-home and in-location care that promotes social, physical, and emotional well-being to residents of all five NY boroughs, was proud to offer their Bedford Center for the event.

 Elsa Berrios, Social Model Director for the Bedford Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn, believes that being a business in the community is a responsibility. “I was excited to open the Center to Society In Action. We have a space that is not only large enough with private rooms for screenings, but is also located in the heart of the community. Helping the entire community is our mission.”

 Bernadette Gerard, CEO/President of Society in Action, couldn’t be more pleased to work so closely to the Renaissance Adult Day Services Center in Brooklyn. “At Society in Action we strive to always be in action for the well-being of our community. We are grateful to be able to create events with Renaissance that help us to accomplish this goal.”

Renaissance Health Fair with Society In Action

Photographed from Left to Right: Back Row; Vanette Destilus, Renaissance Community Outreach Marketer; Hans Garry Dorlean, Society In Action Founder/1st Vice President; Jumaane D. Williams, Councilman 45th District; Bernadette M. Gerard, Society In Action President/CEO; Elsa Berrios, Renaissance Social Model Director for the Bedford location.  Left to Right, Front Row: Maria Laurent, Renaissance Intake Coordinator and Rosalyn Sanchez, Renaissance Director of Marketing and Community Outreach

Society In Action, Inc. is a nonprofit civics and human rights organization dedicated to setting high standards by empowering the community it serves by means of education, workshops, and other outreach services via a social and political standpoint. They vow to be the voice of the voiceless by remaining in the forefront and ensuring that justice for the underprivileged is served. By collaborating with other human rights organizations and local government agencies, they are driven to fight for our brothers and sisters who are in dire need of help. For more information, visit www.societyinaction.org.

All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

RENAISSANCE HOME HEALTH CARE AND ADULT DAY SERVICES SUPPORTS HAITIAN FLAG DAY ON MAY 16, 2014

Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services, which provides in-home and in-location care that promotes social, physical, and emotional well-being to residents of all five NY boroughs, participated in the Haitian Flag Day celebration. The Renaissance Adult Day Services at 2625 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY is located in the heart of the Haitian community. As a member of their community board, Renaissance joined other area businesses and community members to celebrate the local politicians who are of Haitian decent. The celebration included a Haitian band and Haitian dancers.

Haitian Flag Day 2014 

From L to R: Elsa Barrios, Social Model Director for the Bedford Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn, District 45 Council Member Jumaane D. Williams and Rosalyn Sanchez, Director of Marketing/Intake for Renaissance Home Health Care Photo Credit: Nicole Bowles

All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com

RENAISSANCE HOME HEALTH CARE WALKS TO DEFEAT ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) AND RAISES $5,444

Renaissance Team ALS Walk

RENAISSANCE HOME HEALTH CARE WALKS TO DEFEAT ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) AND RAISES $5,444

Brooklyn, NY (May 13, 2014) — On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services, which provides in-home and in-location care that promotes social, physical, and emotional well-being, participated in the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association’s annual NYC “Walk to Defeat ALS”. The ALS Association works to improve the lives of those stricken by ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, as well as their families and raises funds for research that is crucial to finding a cure. The Renaissance Walk Team walked in memory of Jonathan Weinberg, the younger brother of Jamie Luchs, a Social Worker and Intake Supervisor for Renaissance. Jonathan passed away just under a year ago from ALS.

Team Renaissance was proudly represented by 22 members at the event who showed their support by contributing to the Team’s fund, which has raised $5,444.00 to date of the over $331,000 raised for the ALS Association of Greater New York.

Jamie Luchs, whose brother the Renaissance Team walked in memory of said, “It felt amazing to be united with my Renaissance family for such a good cause. I am so proud of what we achieved.”

Elsa Berrios, Social Model Director for the Bedford Renaissance Adult Day Services works closely with Jamie. “It wasn’t just a team effort; it was bigger than that. When I crossed the finish line, I felt like I had really made a difference for people suffering from ALS,” she said. 

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:

All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

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Renaissance Joins the Society In Action Inc. for a Health Fair on May 4 from 12-6pm

Renaissance Joins the Society In Action Inc. for a Health Fair on May 4 from 12-6pm

To celebrate the month of May as it recognizes health and wellness for ALL ages, Renaissance Adult Day Services hosts the Society in Action Inc. for their Spring Into Health Fair on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 12-6pm at 2625 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11226.  Admission is FREE and will include a wide variety of health screenings provided by Renaissance Home Health Care such as Cholesterol Testing, Anemia, Hearing Tests, Prostate Screening, Blood Sugar Testing, EKG, Vision Exams, and Blood Pressure Screenings.  There will also be FREE giveaways and refreshments.

About Society In Action, Inc. – Society In Action is a nonprofit civic and human rights organization dedicated to providing a vast array of services to the community, while fighting for justice and humane treatment for all underprivileged members of the society.  They work in unison with everyone interested in the advancement and betterment of themselves, their families, and the society as a whole. For more information call 347.36.6320 or 646.606.6402 or visit www.societyinaction.org          

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Renaissance Adult Day Services – The mission of Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Days Services is to demonstrate “Caring with a Commitment to Quality” by providing quality and services with compassion, dignity, and respect in either a clean, nourishing and welcoming environment or in the privacy of your own home.  Their experienced and professional associates are culturally diverse to provide the highest level of individualized care and services that enhance life, nurture the mind, body, and spirit, and celebrate independence.  For more information call 718.408.8088 or visit www.renaissancehhc.com

Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services support the Greater New York ALS Walk on May 3, 2014

Renaissance Home Health Care and Renaissance Adult Day Services support the Greater New York ALS Walk on May 3, 2014

Renaissance Home Health Care and Renaissance Adult Day Services are dedicated to quality care by helping people in the Greater New York area who need assistance due to ALS.  This year our team will walk in honor of our very own, Jamie Luchs.  Jamie is a social worker here at Renaissance who adored her younger brother Jonathan Weinberg who fell victim to ALS.  Here is her story.

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“My brother, Jonathan Weinberg, was two years younger than me.  We come from a relatively tight-knit community, so we went to a small private school from the time we were in nursery school through to high school.  He was always just two grades behind me.  We even went to the same summer camp and eventually, the same college.  We fought like most siblings, and I wasn’t thrilled to always have him around like that.  It wasn’t until we got older that we really bonded, and I realized how special he was. 

I had a profound respect for my baby brother Jonathan.  He had an amazing memory and he loved talking to people.  He really listened to what they had to say and he remembered everyone he met.  Jonathan was always so bright, super smart, witty and optimistic. Jonathan remained genuine and down to earth and grew to be very successful. 

Even when he suddenly lost the function of one of his legs, a few months after his wedding in 2012, he tried to downplay the obvious impairment and joke about it.  The next ten months were a rollercoaster.  The one thing he could never seem to bear was thinking people were worried about him.  We did worry, though.  The average life expectancy of a person with Lou Gehrig’s disease is 2-5 years from diagnosis.  The disease is marked by the progressive death of nerves along the spinal cord, eventually resulting in the loss of motor control and lung function.  We watched Jonathan’s condition deteriorate rapidly- his decline was atypical, especially considering his young age of 31.  He joked and kept the mood light, in true Jonathan form, even when he lost the ability to speak.  His Home Health Aides always got a kick out of him.”

Jamie’s brother died on June 19, 2013, less than 1 year from being diagnosed.  He had planned to keep fighting.  But suddenly he was gone.  While nothing could ever truly ease the pain of his loss, TEAM RENAISSANCE is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatment and a cure. Please consider joining TEAM RENAISSANCE in the Walk to Defeat ALS® or choose a team member from the list and donate to our cause.

Thank you for helping us to reach our fund raising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease.

More About ALS – Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.

This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.

Renaissance Home Health Care Supports Montefiore Einstein Center Cor Cancer Care

Larissa and Eileen

Renaissance Pediatrics Home Health Care,  Larissa Chechelnitskaya, VP of OutReach and Eileen Parenti, Executive Director attend a fundraising event at Montefiore Inspired Medicine to support Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care “7th Annual Mortefiore Beefsteak” on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  Renaissance Home Health Care enjoys supporting their local community institutions ideas and efforts in hopes of a better a tomorrow.