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May 12, 2021
Dominican Village’s Needlework Group Delivers
Dominican Village’s Needlework group donates knitted blankets to St. Joseph's hospital, bringing much needed comfort to its patients. A special thanks to Carter Anne McGowan for the generous donation of yarn to make projects like this possible.
“Take your needle…and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
May 11, 2021
Dominican Village Friends Reconnecting!
Spring is in the air bringing warmer weather and rekindling friendships!
Left to Right: Former resident Frank Abate visits Anthony Cirenza
Left to Right: Former employee (retired) Auggie Osborne & resident Sal Villante
May 7, 2021
Mother’s Day Love in Full Bloom
For all those moms who put the color in our world Dominican Village staff delivers Colorful & Cheerful Bouquets purchased by their loved ones!!
May 6, 2021
Dominican Village Celebrates Nurses Week!
On Thursday, May 6, 2021 Dominican celebrates Nurses Week by honoring our nurses and healthcare workers for their compassion and tireless service to our residents and their family members.
May 5, 2021
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo, also known as Battle of Puebla Day, is celebrated on May 5th in recognition of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
May 4, 2021
Wear a Mask, Save a Life Mask Up Earth!
Chiraj, a nonprofit founded by Dr. Rajeev Fernando has donated over 28,000 masks to 28 countries through its Mask Up Earth campaign. Dominican Village is grateful to be one of the recipients.
Dr. Fernando stated “masks are the single most important tool we have right now to slow the spread of COVID. Both the CDC and WHO recommend wearing of cloth covering in public places to stop the spread of COVID-19.” He added “the chance of transmission goes down from 17.4% to 3.1% when masks are worn.”
Dominican Village shares Dr. Fernando’s motto Wear a Mask, Save a Life, Mask-Up Earth!
April 30, 2021
Dominican Village Is Hiring
DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS SERVICES
The Director of Wellness is responsible for overseeing the Nursing, Case Management, and/or Social Work Services which comprise Wellness in the Assisted Living Residence. Responsible for the department’s organization and administration, including supervision, case management, nursing, and personal care of the residents within the guidelines of the Enriched Housing Program (EHP), Assisted Living Residence (ALR), and Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR) regulations of New York State.
Please contact Human Resources at (631) 842-6762.
On April 29, 2021, Dominican Village was the host of a pop-up Vaccine site. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Governor Cuomo & Senator Brooks office for coordinating the services. We are especially grateful and appreciative to Stony Brook’s Doctors, Registered Nurses and EMS workers who were in attendance. 157 neighboring community residents received the Moderna Vaccine.
April 29, 2021
April 25, 2021
Dominican Village’s TEA & SEE Networking Event A Great Success!
We want to thank our colleagues in the Assisted Living & Rehabilitation field who joined us on April 22nd at our TEA & SEE.
This Networking event was a reunion of colleagues. We were excited to reacquaint our guest with all the amenities, and services Dominican Village has to offer and of course tour our 13-acre campus.
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Dominican Village’s Helen Butler Hall
(Located in the back of the Main Building)
Who May Attend: Ages 18 and over.
The second dose will be administered on
May 27th from 10:00am - 2:00pm
WALK-INS ARE WELCOME
April 23, 2021
Dominican Village has taken important steps to in-service and educate residents and staff members concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. Recently with the assistance of Senator John Brooks (SD-8) and team members Michael Reid Chief of Staff
and Joe Agovino Communications Director a question-and-answer session was held at the Helen Butler Hall led by distinguished members; Dr. Gregson Pigott: Suffolk County Commissioner of Health; NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: and Regional Director of LI Parks & former NYS Senator Monica Martinez.
Thanks to our rising vaccination rates, we are extremely happy to share that fully vaccinated residents can enjoy more community activities and expanded visitation.
Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott answers questions concerning COVID-19 Vaccine.
Regional Director of LI Parks & former Senator Monica Martinez shares stories from surrounding communities.
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March 25, 2021
Dominican Village Residents Rock the Socks!
On March 17, 2021, the residents of Dominican Village put their fashion foot forward donning green socks generously donated by the Vice President and Associates of TD Bank located in Garden City. From the bottom of our “soles” to the tip of our “souls” we thank you.
March 25, 2021
The Living it Award
Dominican Village recently awarded Wellington Mendez, Environmental Services Supervisor with the “Living It Award.”
The Living It Award is an annual staff recognition program to honor exemplary service, quality care and a strong commitment to the mission and the values of Dominican Village. Dominican Village recognizes the achievements of an employee who embodies five key categories: service, teamwork, communication, integrity, and community.
Wellington Mendez exemplifies all these characteristics and attributes. An employee for seventeen years Wellington performs at a level above normal job expectations and enacts the “person-centered care” philosophy daily. Wellington is known to treat residents, family members, co-workers, and community members at large with dignity and respect. There is not a day that goes by that Wellington does not stop and ask, “how is your day going”, he is truly a gentleman.
“Although there were many wonderful nominees, Wellington shined” said CEO Eric Kalt; this is what makes Dominican Village an exceptional place to live and work.
March 5, 2021
Dominican Village Thanks Marshalls of East Meadow
Dominican Village is thankful to Marshalls Store in East Meadow for responding to the call for much needed PPE. Store Manager Melinda Bach heard of the need through the Deaconess website. We are humbly grateful for the generous donations of masks, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers.
Left to Right: Melinda Bach Marshall’s Store Manager joined by Cathy Carrasquillo & Nashata El’Escencio Store Associates.
February 25, 2021
Dominican Village Welcomes Eric Kalt
Dominican Village is pleased to announce Eric Kalt as our new President/CEO.
Eric brings to the Village more than 35 years of experience in directing and administering at long-term and acute care facilities including Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, as well as Townhouse Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing in Uniondale. He also served as an administrator in St. Francis Hospital in Port Washington.
February 14, 2021
Planting Seeds Of Kindness And Love
Dominican Village would like to acknowledge the following Troops for their generosity & craftmanship. They brought so much joy and love through Cupid Crew. The residents showcased flower pots from Troop #2220 from Massapequa, Cards from Troop #1818 West Islip & sweet treats from Kinsley a Daisy from Lindenhurst Troop 2373. Kinsley made 275 Valentine packages of candy, stickers and signed notes for all the residents of Dominican Village!!
All the residents felt the love!!!
THE POWER OF EVERY CARING GESTURE
Junior Girl Scout Troop 1818 of West Islip showered the residents of Dominican Village with handmade Valentine’s Day Cards which were lovingly received by the Dominican Village residents proving the power of every caring gesture can have a profound impact on others.
Planting seeds of kindness and love Lindenhurst Daisy; Kinsley Gumowski, age 6 wanted to assure the Dominican Village residents that she was thinking of them on Valentine’s Day. Kinsley made over 270 treat bags with handwritten love notes which brightened our residents day. She is a ray of sunshine to the community and truly holds the Girl Scout motto of making the world a better place to heart.
Thank you to all the Girl Scouts who donated handmade cards through Wish of a Lifetime Cupid Crew! To Girl Scout Troop 2533 who donated handmade Valentine’s Day cards to our seniors, they really brought so much joy to the residents! Girl Scout Troop 1988 in Deer Park who sent long-distant hugs in the form of Valentine’s Cards for our residents. A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to you! #GirlScoutsGiveBack Girl Scout Troop 2380, you brought joy and comfort to our community! Wish of a Lifetime through AARP donated cards, t-shirts, and over 250 roses so that our residents could have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. The Massapequa Girl Scouts donated flowers and homemade cards to ensure a great day enjoyed by all! L3Harris Technologies located in North Amityville donated beautiful cards and pictures.
January 22, 2021
Amityville Rotary Club
participates in Million Mask Challenge Tour!
Amityville Rotary Club (District 7255) selected Dominican Village to be among one of many healthcare organizations to receive facial masks in their Million Mask Tour Challenge. We are elated and especially grateful for the donation.
Left to Right: Sr. Maureen Muir, Dominican Village’s Chief Quality Officer, Terri Cantillo Milone Dominican Village’s Director of Finance, Amityville Rotary Club volunteer members: Carolyn Dodd, Kevin Battcher, John Diliberto and Joe Morin.
January 15, 2021
Fountain of Hope
Dominican Village is honored to be selected as one of the 2020 Health & Business Alliance Grant recipient. This grant from the Health & Business Alliance will allow Dominican Village the ability to purchase and install a Fountain of Hope in the Spring of 2021 where residents, families and staff members may take a moment and reflect on all that has passed and look forward to a promising future