Part of what makes the Leonard Florence Center a robust, dynamic home is the many residents and families who make it a special place to live, work and grow. Our residents are unique, accomplished individuals with varied interests, hobbies and backgrounds.
Profile: Anna, 87
Residence: Feldman House, Leonard Florence Center
Favorite Activities/Hobbies: "I love teaching others basic knitting. I also love to read, watch game shows like Jeopardy, and do crossword puzzles."
What do you love most about living at the Center? ""Prior to coming here, I was in two other places for rehab. I was treated very badly and unhappy. My son came up from New Orleans and discovered this place for me. Everything here is very pleasant and I'm thrilled to be here. I'm very well taken care of and can't give anything but praise. I also enjoy being able to teach basic knitting skills to anyone interested- residents, guests and even staff!"
Profile: Hazel, 87
Residence: Leonard Florence Center
Bio: "I'm originally from New York, but my husband of 63 years is from Chelsea. I was previously a statistician in the War Department."
Favorite Activities/Hobbies: "For fun, I like to visit friends, laugh, read and take walks along the shore."
How would you describe your experience here? "This is one of the finest places around, and I can't say enough good things. I sometimes need to remind myself that I'm not staying in a hotel! The room, meals, cafe and care here are so excellent, and my physical fitness program has helped me tremendously. Everyone here is so good at what they do!"
I believe in the work that the Foundation does because it believes in creating a better system, better facility, better program for the future. That matters to me.
I knew my mother would be well-taken care of at any facility that was under the Foundation, because of the reputation. And I was right.
This organization doesn’t treat my dad like a patient, they treat him like a person. He is given the best care possible, and it’s because they believe in treating the whole person, not just the illness.
I began volunteering at Foundation’s Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and realized what a special place this was. Residents are happy, and the staff care. I enjoyed being here, too.