New Year’s Celebration at Renaissance Adult Day Services

The Renaissance Adult Day Services members in the Bronx rang in the New Year together on December 30, 2015. They set up their own photo booth and everyone had fun taking pictures for 2016.

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Check out more pictures on our Facebook photo album.

 

 

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.

Christmas at Renaissance Adult Day Services

Everyone had a joyous holiday when they celebrated at Renaissance Adult Day Services!

The Bronx center located at 787 E. 156th Street enjoyed a performance by their Christmas Choir and loved getting presents from their very own Santa.

20151223_131345Renaissance’s Christmas Choir gave a great performance! (From left to right in the front row are members Dorothy McCarthy, Zulma Morales, Felicita Caraballo, Amy Melendez, Randall Gillis and Cindy Johnson. In the back row from left to right are members Gino Olivares, Ada Ortiz, Jacqlyn Morgan and Janine Wall.)

Amy and santaRenaissance member Amy Melendez received her Christmas present by the hand of Santa, while giving us a big smile.

The Youth Choir from Public School 236 Langston Hughes performed a Christmas concert for our Renaissance members. The members from both locations in the Bronx enjoyed the show that was held at the Fordham location.

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Check out all of the photos on Facebook!
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PS 236 Langston Hughes Youth Choir performance

 

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 Client and Minister Creates Weekly Bible Studies

At Renaissance Adult Day Services, we encourage health, wellness, and peace of mind for our client’s total well-being. We take the time necessary to understand each person’s unique qualities, likes, dislikes, daily routines, family relations, and medical concerns. We have found that by focusing our efforts on the Mind, Body and Spirit, we can help someone live a happier, fuller life.  These are our Signature Touches.

Dr. Reverend C.C. Randall B Gillis is one of our Renaissance Home Health Care clients and Adult Day Services clients. He recently shared with us his appreciation of our services and it is a wonderful example of healing through Spirit.

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Reverend Gillis suffers from many disabilities. He comes to the Bronx Renaissance Adult Day Services location (787 E. 156th Street) five days a week. A Renaissance home attendant helps him with his daily tasks seven days a week for eight hours a day.

Reverend Gillis has begun offering sermons to those interested on a weekly basis while he is the 787 Renaissance Adult Day Services center.  He says, “I’m on a journey toward purpose and wholeness. By God in Heaven sending me to the Renaissance Adult Day Services, I can share the love of God to all that hear his words through me.” Reverend Gillis has been ministering the word of God for 35 years and counting. He is a licensed minister by the state of New York, has a doctorate in divinity and is a Christian counselor.  He attended C.E.C. High School and Southern Christian University.

He created the Wednesday’s non-denomination religious services, bible studies because, “I want to encourage other people with disabilities not to complain but to pray and wait each day for God to bless us.”

Through his many disabilities, he is grateful and feels blessed as do we to have him with us every day. He said, “I must say through God, my lovely and caring home attendant, and Renaissance adult services, I make my daily day. I don’t know what will never happen if to me without those components in my life.”

 

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.

October 2015 Employee of the Month!

We are excited to announce that October 2015’s Employee of the Month is Lakeish London, Contract Management Administrator for Renaissance Home Health Care and Renaissance Adult Day Services. Lakeish was voted among her peers, corporate wide, to be the employee of the month! She is instrumental in being the go-to-person when problems arise and her co-workers need answers.

Lakeish London receives her Employee of the Month Award from Eileen Parenti

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director at Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services said that, “Lakeish is the type of associate who goes above and beyond each and every day to help all of her co-workers.  She is understated but has a fierce sense of loyalty and company values.”

Lakeish knows that “everyone needs that person to give them a chance and encourage them, telling them they can, even when they think they can’t. Renaissance is where you’ll receive that inspiration. This team is always there for one another which makes this a great place to work.” Her favorite thing about working at Renaissance is the team work and the ability to grow as an associate.

 

Lakeish has been with Renaissance for a year and a half. She and her husband, Steven, live in Brooklyn. They have five children: Khaliah,17; Teana, 15; Deondre, 11; Steven, 8 and Quinten, 6.

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.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Home Health Care & Renaissance Adult Day Services
Alex Markowits, President/CEO, Renaissance Home Health Care & Renaissance Adult Day Services

Fire Prevention Class at Renaissance Adult Day Services in the Bronx

On December 3, 2015, Renaissance Adult Day Services, located at  787 E. 156th Street in the Bronx, held a Fire Prevention Class. The class was led by the FDNY. Everyone learned very valuable information about fire prevention and we thank the FDNY, and Mr. John who led our class, for being with us.
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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.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Home Health Care & Renaissance Adult Day Services
Alex Markowits, President/CEO, Renaissance Home Health Care & Renaissance Adult Day Services

Fresh is Best! A Holistic Approach to Weight Loss

Fresh is Best!  A Holistic Approach to Weight Loss

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Did you know that obesity has doubled since 1980? Last year, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight. As we move through the holiday season, remember to prepare and eat meals that are fresh and try to at least maintain your current weight.  Stay away from fast, frozen, and processed foods.  Spend most of your time in the produce isle at your local grocery store.  Park in the last parking stop to get in extra steps for the day.  Use the stairs when possible and as often as you can to get in some additional cardiovascular exercise.

Just like we are dedicated to Caring with a Commitment to Quality, make a commitment to yourself.  Seek professional advice and be dedicated to losing weight in 2016.  Every little bit counts.  Watch your portion sizes, add food rich in fiber and minerals to colorful meals and be sure to include plenty of fruits, veges and herbs in everything you eat.  Enjoy healthy snacks between meals to increase the metabolism and remember, everything in moderation.  If you think its too hard to do this on your own, our home health aids can assist with grocery shopping and meal preparation.  We encourage you to start your plan for a healthy new year!

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.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Home Health Care & Renaissance Adult Day Services
Alex Markowits, President/CEO, Renaissance Home Health Care & Renaissance Adult Day

Employee of the Month!

It’s no surprise that September’s employee of the month is our very own HR Manager, Aferdita Kodraj.  Research shows that it takes 10,000 hours of work to be a professional in your career.  With 12 years of HR experience, it’s no wonder that she does such a great job!

Aferdfita - Employee of the Month

When asked why she’s so successful at managing over 100 employees, Kodraj expressed that it’s her “Ability to pay attention to detail, follow up, drive for learning, and a love for teaching.”  She believes that these are her best attributes that have a positive influence on her overall work ethic.

“Aferdita has really been a team player, resource, and a very hard worker.  With those qualities, she’s really exemplified our philosophy of never saying no” said Eileen Parenti, Executive Director of Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services, while presenting Kodraj with her award.

Aferdita took Eileen’s kind words to heart and expressed pride and gratitude for her award by saying that Eileen’s words “Speak louder than any action I have done in the company so far.”

Aferdita was rewarded with a plaque, and a day off.  She plans on redeeming her day off by extending an upcoming vacation getaway to Las Vegas with her husband.

 

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Happy Bosses Day

Bosses Day was celebrated by all at Renaissance Adult Day Services and Home Health Care. Aferdita Kodraj, HR Manager, received a nice surprise from her employees!

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Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Renaissance Makes the Radio!

Eileen on the Radio

 

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director of Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services, stopped by radio station 88.3, The Haitian Voice, on November 4, 2015. Radio DJ Max Eugene surprised her by letting her speak on air! It was a great opportunity for Eileen to tell the listeners all about Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services.

 

 

Tatianna Grabanski Named Employee of the Month – September 2015

Congratulations to Tatianna Grabanski for being the Employee of the Month for Renaissance Home Care Services and Adult Day Services in September 2015!

Tatianna Grabanski receives his Employee of the Month Award from Eileen Parenti

Tatianna is originally from Poland and now lives here in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. She has been working for Renaissance since 2005 and is proud to be named employee of the month. “I do everything that I can to help others to adjust in this corporation,” she said. “It feels good that people appreciate what I do.”

Tatianna was awarded a plaque and a day off which she used during a vacation she took to Florida to be with her family. Of course she brought back souvenirs for everyone in the office!

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services