‘Sweetheart’ Seniors Do the Wheelchair Waltz
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‘Sweetheart’ Seniors Do the Wheelchair Waltz

Music and dancing were part of the festivities when The William Breman Jewish Home’s Auxiliary hosted its annual Sweetheart’s Ball for the nursing home residents on Feb. 13.

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  • The auxiliary volunteers spread love and upbeat wishes for Valentine’s Day. Sherry Jaffe Habif, left of the heart T-shirt, decorated the room.
    The auxiliary volunteers spread love and upbeat wishes for Valentine’s Day. Sherry Jaffe Habif, left of the heart T-shirt, decorated the room.
  • The William Breman Jewish Home Auxiliary’s annual Sweetheart’s Ball got residents dancing in their chairs spirited by Auxiliary volunteers.
    The William Breman Jewish Home Auxiliary’s annual Sweetheart’s Ball got residents dancing in their chairs spirited by Auxiliary volunteers.

Music and dancing were part of the festivities when The William Breman Jewish Home’s Auxiliary hosted its annual Sweetheart’s Ball for the nursing home residents Feb. 13, the night before Valentine’s Day. Residents invited family and guests to join the celebration.

The highlight of the evening was the Wheelchair Conga Line circling the ballroom with residents swaying to a singer belting out oldies and classic tunes.

Shauna Horvath, director of volunteer services for Jewish Home Life Communities, was on hand and beaming. “This festive evening was complete with a wonderful dinner, live music, heart-shaped candies and a table full of fancy desserts.”

Fifteen volunteers from The Auxiliary were dressed in red with blinking light necklaces to give the residents a night to remember. Volunteer Chair Joan Massre said, “What makes this event so much fun is that decorations (thanks to Sherry Jaffe Habif) are so cheerful that you can’t help but be in a ‘party mood’, … and more important is the heart and soul of the volunteer team.”

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