FREE Wellness Fair at Renaissance ADS Plus a Meet & Greet Event

Don’t miss this FREE Wellness Fair and opportunity to get to know the people and services at Renaissance Adult Day Services in the Bronx. The event will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 787 East 156th Street location.

Everyone attending will enjoy:

  • Continental Breakfast & Buffet Styled Lunch
  • Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Glucose Monitoring provided by Renaissance & Bronx Lebanon
  • Games, Live Music, Raffle & Prizes and much more
  • Live Band & Performances
  • Meet & Greet the Renaissance ADS Clients & Staff

Did you know that:

Please RSVP to this event by calling Renaissanceat (917) 398-0070.

Go to www.RenaissanceAdultDay.com for more information about Renaissance and its services.

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7th Annual Community Health Fair & Student Recognition Event with NYC Councilman Mathieu Eugene

Renaissance Adult Day Services Brooklyn location is excited to be a part of the 7th Annual Community Health Fair & Student Recognition Event. Taking place on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event is presented by the Community Alliance Project, Inc with NYC Councilman Mathieu Eugene and The Flatbush Beacon Program.

People attending this event will be able to receive or participate with:

  • Free Blood Pressure Testing
  • Free Diabetes Screening
  • Free HIV/AIDS Testing
  • Brooklyn Pubic Library Bookmobile
  • 20+ Organizations & City Agencies
  • Job Training Information
  • Health & Nutrition Information
  • **New York Life’s Free Child ID**
  • **Free Giveaways**

The event is at Middle School 2, 655 Parkside Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11226.

For more information contact:

  • Councilman Eugene’s office: 718-287-8762
  • The Flatbush Beacon Program: 718-462-6992 ext 23025
  • The Community Alliance Project: 646-644-8319.

Community Health Fair April 25, 2015

Three Steps to Getting Hired at Renaissance!

1. Join Us at Our Open House!

Renaissance Home Care is holding interviews this week for hourly and live-in HHAs and PCAs!

Interviews are being held 10AM – 2PM  today (April 16th) and tomorrow ( April 17th)  at 91-31 Queens Boulevard, Suite 201, Queens, NY 11373.

OR

If you are not able to join us this week, call our human resource department at any of our New York City locations to set up an interview.

  • Brooklyn: 718-649-3670
  • Queens: 718-215-5934
  • Bronx: 718-704-0600
  • Westchester: 917-398-0070

2. Bring the follow items with you to your interview:

  • HHA Certificate (valid within two years)
  • Social Security Card (signed)
  • Proof of Address
  • Proof of Employment/Citizenship
  • Physical with labs
  • Two reference letters

3. Arrive at your interview with a positive attitude and the ability to represent the Renaissance Home Health Care motto: “Caring with a Commitment to Quality!”

Why choose Renaissance?

Renaissance offers hourly and live-in flexible hours, competitive salary and benefits, free training and in-service, and a sign-on bonus for qualified HHAs!

More information on our website: www.renaissancehomehc.com

Renaissance Adult Day Services’ “Senior Recreation Breakfast and Grand Re-Opening” was a Great Success!

Assemblywoman Bichotte and Councilmen Williams and Eugene Attended
the Grand Re-Opening Celebration at Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY (April 10, 2015) – Brooklyn’s senior community celebrated the grand-reopening of the Renaissance Adult Day Services Bedford location at 2625 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY when they attended today’s “Senior Recreation Breakfast and Grand Re-Opening”. While enjoying a free, hot and cold breakfast, they met with Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, Councilman Jumaane D. Williams and Councilman Mathieu Eugene.

The breakfast celebration featured a DJ playing Caribbean music and many activities including art and crafts, dominoes, exercise, checkers, cards and more.

Marie Millien, Social Model Director for the Bedford Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn, NY, enjoyed re-connecting with the community. “We had a great turnout of community members looking to learn more about what we offer and current clients as well. I’m glad that everyone who came knows all that we can provide on a daily basis, including help with Medicaid and Medicare as well as other services.”

Pictured here (from left to right):

Roselle Hayward,Queens, Jacqueline Carthen, Brooklyn, Assemblywoman Bichotte, Councilman Williams, Marie Millien and Elouse Batroni, Brooklyn

Roselle Hayward from Queens and a Line Dance Instructor for seniors, Jacqueline Carthen, a potential Renaissance client from Brooklyn, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, Marie Millien, MBA/MHM, Social Model Director for the Bedford Renaissance location, and Elouse Batroni, a potential Renaissance client from Brooklyn.

Below from left to right, Eileen Parenti, RNC, BSN, Renaissance Executive Director, Christian Santos, Director of Corporate Compliance, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte and Marie Millien, MBA/MHM, Social Model Director for the Bedford Renaissance location get to know each other.

Eileen Parenti, Christian Santos, Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte and Marie Millien

Vanette Destilus, Renaissance Community Outreach Liaison (right), is pictured below with Jacqueline Carthen, a potential Renaissance client from Brooklyn.

Vanette Destilus, Renaissance Community Outreach Liaison (right) and Jacqueline Carthen, Brooklyn

 

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.

Seniors in the Brooklyn Community and their Caregivers are invited to Renaissance Adult Day Services’ Grand Re-Opening and Senior Breakfast of the Bedford Location

GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATED WITH A MUSICAL COMMUNITY-WIDE FREE BREAKFAST PARTY AT RENAISSANCE ADULT DAY SERVICES IN BROOKLYN

To celebrate the grand-reopening of the Renaissance Adult Day Services Bedford location at 2625 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, seniors in the Brooklyn community are invited for a free breakfast party. The “Senior Recreation Breakfast and Grand Re-Opening” will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The breakfast celebration will include a DJ playing Caribbean music with a delicious, hot and cold breakfast buffet. Councilman Jumaane D. Williams will attend. Also invited is Senator Kevin S. Parker, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, and Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte. There will be many activities including art and crafts, dominoes, exercise, checkers, cards and more.

Marie Millien, Social Model Director for the Bedford Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn, NY, looks forward to re-connecting with the community. “There is so much we offer at the center, and we look forward to sharing this with the community. I’d like to be sure everyone knows all that we can provide on a daily basis, including help with Medicaid and Medicare.”


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 Adult Day Services Heads to Empire Casino!

On March 6, 2015, 25 clients and five staff members from Renaissance Adult Day ServicesBronx location to a field trip to Empire Casino in Yonkers.

Everyone had a great time and we even had some winners in the group! Next time they go they’re hoping to see the horse racing. The clients each received a $25 first-time voucher to play games and enjoy the dining choices.

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Maintain, Don’t Gain this Spring!

Maintain, don’t gain this Spring! 

Here are 5 simple tips to follow:

1. Portion Control – If you just can’t help yourself, use a smaller plate. Remember to keep it balanced with protein, vegetables or fruit, and a carbohydrate. The more color on your plate the better!

2. Eat and drink in moderation

3. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after meals or alcoholic beverages. This helps with moderation, it makes you to feel full and less bloated, and its great for your skin!

4. Keep your body moving – Dance at parties, spend half of your lunch break walking, forget online shopping – get out there and park far away while shopping, or wake up 10 minutes earlier to do wall push-ups and marching in place – 1 minute each for 5-10 minutes. Anything that gets you going is better than doing nothing at all.

5. Get plenty of rest. A good night’s sleep makes you more productive and gives you more energy to work hard and play hard.

-Christina O’Leary, Director of Branding & Media, Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services

Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

A career in healthcare is a 24/7 job.  Caring for people becomes a passion for most who stay in the industry.  We become devoted to the people we care for and they become part of our extended family.  This loyalty and love can sometimes make it difficult to make space for a healthy #worklifebalance.  Here are some tips that can help.

  1. Get a good night sleep – This will help you stay focused during your day.
  2. Squeeze in 10 minutes of exercise. This will increase your energy.
  3. Create 2 lists – one for you home life and one for work, with no more than 5 things on each list to accomplish that day.
  4. Review your work schedule before you leave the house so you are fully prepared to start your day.
  5. Once you are out of the house, focus on work.
  6. Make your lunch break count! Run errands for home with healthy to-go lunch options for added productivity for your home life or eat away from your desk, enjoy and savor your meal.  Take deep breaths and drink plenty of water.  Both options can rejuvenate you to make the second half of your work day as productive as the first half.
  7. Review your home schedule before you leave work so it is fresh in your mind.
  8. Once you leave work, focus on your home life.
  9. Ask others for help when possible.
  10. Remember to take care of yourself.

Following these simple tips will make you more effective at work and at home.  When employers know you give 100% of yourself while you are on the job, this can lead to respect, appreciation, personal growth, wage increases, and flexibility when needed.  All of this helps to reduce stress and creates a healthier #worklifebalance.

“An effective and efficient employee is a valuable employee.” #ChristinaO’Leary, Director of Branding & Media

Financial Health Tips

Financial Health Tips

How do you know if you are financially well?  Here are the hard questions you have to ask yourself:

  1. Do I have dept?
  2. Am I living beyond my means?
  3. Do I spend money on things that I don’t actually need?

If you answered YES, here are some steps to take to be in better financial health:

  • Figure out your total dept and write it down.  It is good to add it together to see the full amount.
  • Create a budget for those expenses you HAVE to pay.
  • Remember, one thing you HAVE to pay for is yourself first!  Even if its only 10.00/month, its more than what you were saving before.
  • See if there is a way to combine your dept and/or have lower interest rates on that dept.
  • Decide how much you can use each month to start paying down your dept and stick with it!

Christina O’Leary – Director of Branding & Media, Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services

Spiritual Wellness

What is Spiritual Wellness? 

Well, we have to break it down first.  According to Wikipedia, “Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.”   Wikipedia states that “Spirituality is a process of personal transformation.”   So if we put all of that together Spiritual Wellness is a personal transformation towards a healthier balance of the mind, body and spirit.  

How do you transform yourself spiritually?  You can transform yourself by believing in something or someone.  You can transform yourself through the support of organized religious groups, by having a spiritual connection with the energies of the natural world around you, or by believing in yourself.  Taking control of your Spiritual Wellness means you want to transform yourself for one reason or another.  There is no one set method of transformation that works for everyone.  Sometimes, you need a variety of support and options.  No matter which option you choose, transformation occurs when you open your mind to change, decide to listen, begin to learn, and create action to do.

Some people seek Spiritual Wellness to heal their mind, body, or spirit.  These are some simple steps of healing.

  1. Ask for forgiveness and forgive others.
  2. Believe that you are valued and loved.
  3. Know that you can make a difference in your life.
  4. Share your love, knowledge and support with others.

At Renaissance Adult Day Services, our programs are designed with total wellness in mind.  We engage our seniors in meaningful activities and provide significant experiences.  We hope to bring value to the lives we touch and believe life is meant to be lived, no matter your age or your ability.

Written by: Christina O’Leary, Director of Branding & Media