FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2008

CONTACT: M. “Peggy” Salisbury 908-771-5730;
Norma T. Sheld 908-771-5815

 

It was beginning to look a lot like the holidays at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital

Patricia Scott (of Union), Director of Volunteer Services and Activities Therapy led the RUNNELLS Choir in holiday favorites.
Patricia Scott (of Union), Director of Volunteer Services and Activities Therapy
led the RUNNELLS Choir in holiday favorites.

Margaret Baylock, formerly of Union, a RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County resident (left) took her turn decorating the tree. She was given a hand by Jaimee Hawkins, Assistant Director of Activities Therapy.
Margaret Baylock, formerly of Union, a RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County resident (left) took her turn decorating the tree. She was given a hand by Jaimee Hawkins, Assistant Director of Activities Therapy.

One by one the residents of RUNNELLS SpecializedHospital of Union County took a handcrafted decoration and placed it on their tree, creating just the right holiday look. The decorations were handmade by the Volunteers of Westfield Senior Housing, Building 2; Berkeley Heights Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from several local communities.

After decorating the tree, residents enjoyed the vocalizing of the RUNNELLS Choir, honoring Christmas and Kwanzaa with favorites that included “Silent Night” and “Kum Ba-Ya” and resident Ed Gordon singing “Chanukah Oh Chanukah.”

"I’d like to extend my holiday wishes to the staff, residents and patients of RUNNELLS and to all Union County residents," said Union County Freeholder Chester Holmes.

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