The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) hosted its 12th year of Casino Day at The Nathaniel Witherell center, where residents tried their luck on Saturday, January 26th.
For the past 12 years the JLG has brought Casino Day to the residents at The Nathaniel Witherell. At this annual event, laughter indeed is the best medicine! It’s designed as a day of entertainment for the entire senior community. The event featured Bingo, Roulette, Slot Machines and other casino themed games provided by Ace and Jack Enterprises, located in Valley Stream, New York.
The event was put on by the JLG’s Done in a Day committee, as well as Greenwich High School students who volunteered and announced games, such as Bingo. The room was decorated with a casino theme and the residents were able to enjoy food from Balducci’s, cake from Stop & Shop and other refreshments. The residents were also able to win cash prizes and gift certificates, including on-site spa services and other goodies. It was a fun-filled day for all and excitement filled the room!
Carissa Ronish, the Therapeutic Recreation Administrator at the center said, “Casino Day at The Nathaniel Witherell this past Saturday was a huge success.” She went on to say, “Residents, their families and even staff enjoyed trying their luck at the slots, black jack, roulette and even a competitive game of Bingo! Events like this contribute to an enriching and diverse resident life experience at The Witherell. I was impressed by the caliber of this event. No detail was spared. The event featured professional card dealers, a generous spread of refreshments, prizes and friendly service. We look forward to next year’s Casino event!”
The Nathaniel Witherell is a short-term rehab and skilled nursing center located on 24 beautiful acres, just two miles from downtown Greenwich. The Witherell is committed to person-centered care provided by a compassionate, highly competent and experienced staff. They are a nonprofit that is owned and operated by the Town of Greenwich. The center has served the community since 1903.