RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County
40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922

FOR RELEASE: January 11, 2012
CONTACT: Margaret “Peggy” Salisbury (908) 771-5730
Norma T. Sheld (908) 771-5815

Annual holiday tree trimming and choir concert at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital


Residents and patients of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County carefully choose the spots for their ornaments on the tree. Moments later the tree was bathed in sparkling lights. That’s as it should be at all homes celebrating the holiday, whether they are private residences or long term care/rehabilitation facilities like RUNNELLS Hospital.

As is customary, the RUNNELLS Residents’ Choir entertained everyone with favorites including “Silent Night”, “The Dreidel Song” and “Kum Ba-Ya.”

“Whether you observe Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, the joy of the season was celebrated by the RUNNELLS family,” stated Union County Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh. “It was a pleasure to listen to the choir sing and to see the tree, resplendent with decorations, some made by the residents and Cub Scout Troop No. 368 of Berkeley Heights.”

RUNNELLS offers Respite Care in the Nursing Care area for caregivers who need to go away for a while whether during holidays or anytime. When caregivers are away, their loved ones are in a safe, healthy and caring environment with RN’s in-house 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week, enjoying a wide variety of events and activities, semi-private rooms with basic cable TV, meals and snacks.

RUNNELLS is located at 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights.  To learn more about the programs and services at RUNNELLS call 908-771-5700.

In Photo: Helen Paul formerly of Roselle, a resident at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital joins Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh in helping to decorate the residents’ tree.