September 5, 2007

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A night in the Orient - The “senior” prom at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital

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Dancers from The Korean Traditional Dance Institute of NY performed traditional Korean dances for the patients and residents of RUNNELLS Hospital. They are shown wearing the costumes from the Crown Dance and the Drum Dance.  Patricia Scott, Director of Volunteer Services and Activities Therapy (second from the right) congratulated the dancers on their excellence.

Attendees posed in front of the pagoda at the entrance to RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County’s “senior” prom. The evening’s theme was “A Night in the Orient.”

Everyone at the prom was treated to the music of the Eastern Times Band and performances by The Korean Traditional Dance Institute of NY, whose members performed classic Korean dances. The entertainment was made possible in part through the financial support of the RUNNELLS Volunteer Guild.

“There was music, dancing, singing and refreshments amidst beautiful decorations; many handcrafted by members of the facility’s Activities Therapy staff,” said Union County Freeholder Chester Holmes, liaison to RUNNELLS. “Many people at the prom wore some red which signifies good luck and prosperity; that’s what I wish them, together with lots of love and happiness.”

Situated on a 45-acre mountain top tract of land in Berkeley Heights (located at 40 Watchung Way) that offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Watchung Mountains, RUNNELLS is easily accessible from Routes 22, 24, and 78. Call
908-771-5700 to learn more about RUNNELLS’ programs.