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Aloha to our Heritage

Life at Heritage Pointe includes fun, haimish activities

Aloha Heritage Pointe was the focus of the Hawaiian themed lunch on Wednesday, July 20. Residents listened to uplifting music while sporting lei necklaces. Living at Heritage Pointe is living a dream come true for so many seniors — sharing moments like this with new-found friends and often reuniting with childhood pals of long ago and bridging heritage to a positive point.

The Aloha luncheon was just one of the many activities Heritage Pointe staff put on the calendar yearly. Heritage Pointe celebrates each resident’s birthday and all holidays. There are dances and other occasions that make life truly haimish. Ralph Resnick, the new spiritual leader, is upbeat and very excited to be part of such an amazing facility. He runs regular Shabbat services that take place in a beautiful, spiritual sanctuary. Heritage Pointe is truly a community where people with shared interests get time together and where opportunities to learn different things are also available.

Volunteers like Sheila Stopnitzky and Sandra Greenberg give residents a reason to get out of bed for one type of extraordinary monthly activity. Sheila remembers her days as a Morasha parent when the students came to build the first Sukkah at Heritage Pointe. Sandra’s son, Jake, did his Bar Mitzvah project centered around Heritage Pointe. Nowadays Sheila and Sandra do card making with interested residents. Whether it be a birthday card for another resident or family member, a Rosh Hashanah New Year’s Card or get well, the class is exciting and therapeutic. Just as important is the fact that the Stopnitzky and Greenberg families have taught their children the importance of giving back to the community and they certainly do.

Heritage Pointe says that, “Our objective is to provide life-enriching activities and events that benefit you in every aspect of living — physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, creatively, spiritually, and vocationally”- and they succeed.

To tour Heritage Pointe or volunteer, call: (949) 364-9685.

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