Monday, December 23, 2013

A Little Bit of Kindness

Last month when we had our managers' meeting we spent some time at the end of the meeting, and we each made and personally addressed a few holiday cards so that each of the residents of two of our neighboring homes, Brookhouse and Bertram House, which are residences for women, and assisted care facilities for both men and women respectively would each get a personal and unique greeting.

The idea for this project was the brainchild of Lindsay Otis, our Senior Catering Sales Manager.  She told me she enjoys "giving back" and she just thought it would be a nice thing to do.

Once the cards were made, Lindsay arranged for us to deliver them personally to each resident of the two homes.  Here is the delivery to Brookhouse that took place on December 12:
Alaina Ferriero and Lindsay Otis

Outside the beautiful mansion on Derby Street

Joan choosing her gingerbread man.

Alaina and Lindsay delivering cards and cookies to Helen.

Evie was really happy with her choice.
Peggy seemed pleased!

Lucy letting the others see her handmade Christmas Card featuring a beautiful angel.

Sue accepting her choice from our tray of handmade goodies.

We also got a brief tour of the beautifully decorated community spaces of this antique home overlooking the Salem waterfront.  Thank you to Patti Rice, Activities Director, for the tour and for telling us about this beautifully decorated Christmas tree that features ornaments made by the residents.

Bertram House
Kayleigh M and Jessica Wright of the Hawthorne Hotel team 
This house also has lovely spaces for the residents to use when relaxing or entertaining.  We visited these nice folks on Monday December 16.

Cookies baked and decorated by Hawthorne Hotel culinarians

(L) Florence Campbell and (R) Julia Baughn

Left to Right:  Julie Steriti, Liz Gilligan, and choosing a cookie: Jackie Gagnon

(L) Julie Steriti and (R) Liz Gilligan

Marie Adams

Ray Kearns in front, seems happy to see us.

Warren Butcher looks ready to enjoy the baked good from the Hawthorne Hotel kitchens.

Len Kieley on the left is deciding which goody to choose from the tray held by Jessica Wright

Beautiful historic building with graceful front entry

I hope you enjoy seeing more of what the Hawthorne Hotel does to support the Salem Community.  We are so happy to be part of this most excellent small historic city, and enjoy taking part in so much of the fabric of life here.

We hope to see you soon.

Juli and the TEAM of the Hawthorne Hotel

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