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November 4, 2021

HONORING ALL WHO SERVED!

On November 4th Dominican Village & NYS Senator John Brooks hosted a luncheon to salute our Veterans. 175 Veteran attendees enjoyed lunch catered by Dominican Village food service, entertainment provided by the Jewel notes and refreshments donated by Clear Caption.
Senator Brooks recognized Dominican Village’s Veteran Centenarians Anthony Cirenza, 102 years old (served in three wars: WWII, Vietnam & Korean War)
& Dr. Nancy Leftenant-Colon 101-year-old whose career and accomplishments in the Military is an extensive list. Nancy a Registered Nurse Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps served in the position of National Secretary for Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI), from 1978-1987. In 1987, Nancy was duly elected to position of 1st Vice President, and in 1989, she was duly elected to the position of President of Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated, the first woman to be elected to the position.

Veterans day 2021 Anthony Cirenza 102 years old

Pictured Left to right: Manny Cirenza; son of Veteran Anthony Cirenza (102 years old) retired from Air Force, NYS

Senator Jon Brooks & Dr. Nancy Leftenant-Colon 101 retired United States Army Air Corps.

Veterans Day 2021 - our 50/50 Raffle Winner Robert Romano

Pictured Left to Right: Congratulations to our 50/50 Raffle Winner Robert Romano (Navy) pictured with Community Relations Director Emily Monem & President/CEO Eric Kalt.


October 29, 2021

IT WAS A MONSTER BASH AT DOMINICAN VILLAGE!

Monster Bash Halloween Party 2021

Dominican Village’s annual Halloween costume party was a “Monster Mash.” Witches, superheroes, and goblins gathered enjoying a variety of games, music, dancing, and a costume contest. “It was a graveyard smash!”



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The Board of Directors, Administration, staff, and residents of Dominican Village wish to extend their
deep appreciation for your Fall Frenzy Auction donation. Your donation helped us to meet our
fundraising goal and move forward with key initiatives.

 

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October 15, 2021

FUN FALL FRENZY AUCTION A HUGE SUCCESS!

Dominican Village’s Annual Auction was a huge success. The Helen Butler Hall was filled to COVID capacity with our loyal supporters and adorned with 150 magnificent baskets.

Special thanks to everyone who so generously donated items, those who made fabulous baskets, our underwriters, sponsors, and volunteers who made the event look effortless and the vision possible.

We acknowledge ALL our winners and supporters and wish you/your business continued growth and prosperity in the months ahead.

Dominican Village’s Annual Fall Frenzy Auction

October 9, 2021

Dominican Village Congratulates One of their Own!!!

Congratulations to Jose Cotto for being selected as one of the 2021 Hispanic Heritage month celebration recipient. “His contributions and dedication to our Hispanic communities and our great state of New York have not gone unnoticed,” said Senator Brooks.

Jose was personally thanked for his 11 years of exemplary service at Dominican Village as their Housekeeping Supervisor.

Dominican Village is proud to have Jose as a member of our team!

Jose Cotto

Left to Right: NYS Senator Brooks & Jose Cotto


Veterans Appreciation Flyer


October 4, 2021

PEACE POLE PROJECT

On Saturday October 2, 2021, Pax Christi Long Island Peace Pole Project honored Dominican Village resident Agnes Kelly for her years of leadership and service in promoting peace, non-violence, and social justice.
Peace Poles carry the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” and have been planted by supporters the world over in every region and continent on Earth. hanks to Agnes for her generous donation, two Peace Poles now stand at Dominican Village.
We are honored to be part of this Project of PEACE.

Long Island Peace Pole Project

Agnes & Gerard Kelly


October 4, 2021

Dominican Village’s Dr. Nancy Leftenant-Colon celebrates 101 years

Nancy celebrated her birthday surrounded by family, friends and a special Zoom presentation from fellow Tuskegee Airmen extending Happy Birthday wishes.
Described as a “trailblazer” Nancy has lived through generations of American history. Her long list of firsts includes: First commissioned African American nurse to be integrated into the Army Nurse Corps. First (and only women) to be president of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. and along with others, she received the Congressional Gold Medal from President George W. Bush on March 29, 2007. In 2018 Amityville Memorial High School Library was named in her honor. Most recently, Nancy was inducted into the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Hall of Fame. Nancy says, “I’m not done yet”!

Dominican Village’s Dr. Nancy Leftenant-Colon celebrates 101 years!


October 4, 2021

Dominican Village celebrates National Assisted Living Week!

Dominican Village joined tens of thousands of Assisted Living communities across the country celebrating National Assisted Living Week, Sunday, September 12th through Saturday September 18th, 2021. Dominican Village Activities team kicked off the National theme of “Compassion, Community, Caring" with fun filled activities and events. A balloon making course, Bubbles and Champagne party with live entertainment, Coney Island themed day - Nathan’s famous hot dogs and fries were served, and carnival games were played. Day at the Races was action packed, staff were the jockeys and the residents’ placed bets on who would win. The week ended with a Sock Hop dance party!

Dominican Village celebrates National Assisted Living Week!
  1. Dominican Village residents James Shea & June Jahn
  2. Dominican Village resident Shirley Kessler
  3. Activities Coordinator Suzann Osterbery & Dominican Village resident Eileen Gross
  4. Day at the Races Event: Dominican Village Staff are the Horses!!!

Fall Frenzy 2021

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FUN FALL FRENZY AUCTION

Fun Fall Frenzy Auction 2021

Fun Fall Frenzy Auction 2021


SUMMER NETWORKING EVENT

Ice Cream truck event

Ice Cream truck will be making a stop at Dominican Village Thursday July 29, 2021, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm join us for fun treats! RSVP by Monday July 26th to emonem@dominicanvillage.org or call (631) 842-6618


July 4, 2021

Happy 4th of July

Dominican Village 4th of July!

Dominican Village wishes everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July! Enjoy & celebrate with family & friends.

June 30, 2021

Wine Down Wednesday

Wine Down Wednesday

Dominican Village held its 3rd networking event “Wine Down Wednesday”. No whining, only laughter!

June 29, 2021

Bundles of Blessings

Dominican Village & North Amityville Kiwanis hosted a Baby Shower

Dominican Village & North Amityville Kiwanis hosted a Baby Shower to benefit the Life Center of Massapequa, NY. Residents, staff and community members came to together to support with items for babies and toddlers.

June 28, 2021

Scholarship Winner!!

Dominican Village was a host pop-up vaccine site on May 27th. William Junior Benitez grandson of Dominican Village Staff member Marleny Rivas receives a four-year scholarship to Farmingdale State College in a vaccine lottery.

Scholarship winner at Dominican Village

Left to right: William Benitez, William Junior Benitez & Marleny Rivas

June 21, 2021

Summer Time & The Simple Stuff!!

Summer Time & The Simple Stuff

A lot of good things take place within you when your mind, heart, and soul are filled with peace.

Some are: you compare yourself less to others; you judge others less; you become less frustrated over little things; you experience less anxiety and worry; you become more aware of your blessings and feel a closer connection to nature.

We wish these things and many, many more for you and for your mind, heart, and soul to be filled with lasting peace!!!


June 20, 2021

Hot Dogs & Beer a Father’s Day Celebration

Fathers Day Celebration 2021

Dominican Village honored dads with a Hot Dog & Beer Social. Our residents were appreciative of the recognition.

June 19, 2021

Dominican Village celebrates Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks the day slavery came to an end. Historically, a monumental feat for American History and now a Federal Holiday. Happy Juneteenth from all of us at Dominican village!

June 17, 2021

Veterans Rebuilding Life

Dre Popow Executive Director & Damia December at Veterans Rebuilding Life, generously donated 2000 face shields to Dominican Village.
Veterans Rebuilding Life

Pictured left to right is Tom Prendergast Director of Transportation at Dominican Village and Christian Zamora Director of Strategic Initiatives at Veterans Rebuilding Life. Prendergast stated, “It is always a pleasure to meet fellow veterans.”


June 16, 2021

Residents get the Scoop!

Ice cream sundaes for all! Adelaide Gilmartin & Marie Surace agrees that ice-cream makes them SMILE!
Ice cream sundaes for all


June 11, 2021
Dominican Village residents Nancy Leftenant Colon who is 100 years old, Terry Kreider 97, and Sal Villante 95, took a field trip to view their Hometown Hero Banners so generously donated by the Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club. Nancy Leftenant Colon poses by her brother Samuel Leftenant’s banner. Samuel was a Tuskegee Airmen. We are grateful for all our service men and women.
Hometown Hero's at Dominican Village


Wine Down Wednesday



May 31, 2021

MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial day 2021 - flag

We are forever grateful to the brave men and women who answered the call to service, and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation. Today, we pay tribute to them, and honor their memories always.

Memorial day 2021 - Plaque



May 26, 2021

CUPCAKES & CHAMPAGNE

Dominican Village held its Cupcakes & Champagne networking event

Dominican Village held its Cupcakes & Champagne networking event to bubble up mutual business opportunities; it was a huge success!



May 25, 2021

CHEERS

Dominican Village residents gather for Happy Hour

Like the old Cheers sitcom song…..”Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came, you wanna be where you can see ….our troubles are all the same” Dominican Village residents gather for Happy Hour.



May 24, 2021

“CHANGES IN OUR LIVES”

Pastoral Care Department hosts “CHANGES IN OUR LIVES”

Even though change can be difficult, many times it is also for the best. “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge”- Tuli Kupferberg

Here at Dominican Village the Pastoral Care Department hosts a weekly program for its residents to voice and express changes in their lives. In this setting residents are reassured that they will learn to cope with any change one is dealing with. It is a unique opportunity to share and be comforted.



May 16, 2021

THE RED HATS ARE BACK!!!

The Red Hats are back at Dominican Village

...and the breezes are warming, the trees are blooming, and the ladies are wearing red and purple again! Perhaps these are indications that we are heading towards better days and positive signs that our residents need.



May 18, 2021

YUUUM… BRUNCH IS BACK!!

Brunch is back at Dominican Village

All the joys of gathering at our Sunday Brunch. Signs that we are bit closer to “normal”!


May 13, 2021

HAPPY HOUR!!!

Happy hour at Dominican Village

Cheers to all of our essential workers who made this gathering possible!!



May 12, 2021

Dominican Village’s Needlework Group Delivers

Dominican Village’s Needlework Group

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!
Frank Abate and Anthony Cirenza

Left to Right: Former resident Frank Abate visits Anthony Cirenza

Auggie Osborne & resident Sal Villante

Left to Right: Former employee (retired) Auggie Osborne & resident Sal Villante


Mix and Mingle with Cupcakes and Champagne



May 7, 2021

Mother’s Day Love in Full Bloom

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!

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
Cinco De Mayo

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.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Dominican Village


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!

Donations from Mask Up Earth campaign



April 30, 2021

Dominican Village Is Hiring

DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS SERVICES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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.



April 29, 2021
Vaccinate New York logo

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 25, 2021

Dominican Village’s TEA & SEE Networking Event A Great Success!

Dominican Village’s TEA & SEE Networking Event

Dominican Village’s TEA & SEE Networking Event April 25, 2021

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.


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Pop-up vaccine site

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
Together Moving Forward

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.

Dr. Gregson Pigott Q & A session

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott answers questions concerning COVID-19 Vaccine.
Senator Monica Martinez
Regional Director of LI Parks & former Senator Monica Martinez shares stories from surrounding communities.

A Special Mother’s Day Offer

A Special Mother’s Day Offer from Dominican Village

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Spring 2021 Move in Incentive


Happy Retirement Kathleen Macbeth

Happy Retirement Kathleen Macbeth


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March 2021 Move In Incentive


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.

Carole Maguire Dominican Village resident

Josephine Chotras dominican village resident


March 25, 2021

The Living it Award

Dominican Village recently awarded Wellington Mendez, Environmental Services Supervisor with the “Living It Award.”

Wellington Mendez, Environmental Services Supervisor
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

Marshalls of East Meadow responding to the call for much needed PPE at Dominican Village

 

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

Eric Kalt President/CEODominican 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!!!

Junior Girl Scout Troop 1818 of West Islip showered the residents of Dominican Village with handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

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.

KINSLEY GUMOWSKI

KINSLEY GUMOWSKI

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 from the reisents of Dominican Village

THANK YOU!

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.

Amityville Rotary Club participates in Million Mask Challenge Tour!

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.


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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

 

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