June 2021

Welcome to the Weinberg Campus newsletter, dedicated to sharing news
and information with employees, residents, families and special friends.
Message From The President
Is June Spring?
Or summer, that the spring did bring?
The month is unique
When the sun comes up and warms all the creeks.

Believe it or not, this lovely little poem was written by a nine-year-old, who goes by the name Divya. I found it especially relevant this year, for June is not only warming Ellicott Creek as it flows past our beautiful campus, but it is also warming the hearts of many in the Weinberg family as we continue to move past the effects of the pandemic.

I’m so pleased that in-person visitation is now taking place in all of Weinberg’s communities. While we still need to follow some policies mandated by the New York State Department of Health, it is rewarding to see our residents and their loved ones, after long last, being able to reunite in person! At the same time, we have been able to greatly expand the activities we can offer to our residents, particularly as a result of so many of our residents receiving the vaccine and the advent of the warm and sunny days that June brings to Western New York. Outdoor exercise classes, outdoor in-person visitation, gardening activities, and community dining are just some examples of activities we have missed for many, many months that are now taking place.

One activity we have been able to maintain throughout the pandemic is the celebration of resident birthdays. Our residents love being able to congratulate each other on those special days. This month, we have a special birthday to celebrate. Ethel, who lives in Dosberg Manor, turns 105 years young this month! Happy Birthday, Ethel!

Once again I want to thank everyone in the Weinberg Family – residents, family members, and employees – who have helped us get through the worst of the pandemic. It has been a long, difficult journey, but all of us can revel in the warm and sunny days ahead.

If you have questions or comments, I encourage you to reach out to any leadership team member or contact me directly at (716) 639-3311 ext. 2468 or [email protected].

What's New

Point Click Care is Live!
This week, Dosberg Manor and Garden House have gone live with the implementation of Point Click Care, their new electronic medical record system. We are very excited about the positive benefits this new system will provide!
As in-person visitation has opened back up, we've enjoyed seeing familiar faces on campus! Please visit the family portal on our website for visitation guidance pertaining to your loved one's specific residence on campus.
Celebrating 105 Years
This month we celebrated the 105th birthday of Dosberg Manor resident, Ethel. 105 years. Let that sink in!

“We make it a point to celebrate birthdays at the end of each month, but it’s quite a treasure to be celebrating a milestone like this with one of our residents,” says Dana Notaro, Dosberg Manor Administrator.

In honor of this birthday milestone, we’d like to take a walk down memory lane and share a little about Ethel’s life. 
Ethel with siblings Ruth, Bob & Norma
Ethel's senior photo
Ethel featured in a pie eating contest with friends
Ethel was born on June 1, 1916, and was the second of four children. She grew up in Buffalo, graduating from Fosdick Mastin High School in 1933 at the age of 17. Upon graduation, she worked at the Republican Party headquarters.
Ethel and Howard on their wedding day, July 3, 1941
Ethel and Howard on Memorial Day, 1941
Ethel married Howard at age 25. They had two daughters, Marilyn and Linda, and were married for 40 years until Howard’s passing at the age of 72. Throughout the years the family welcomed four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. According to Ethel, family is her treasure!
Top left: Family at Christmas, 1976. Top right: Family at Christmas, 2015.
Bottom: Family gathered for Ethel’s 100th birthday, spanning multiple generations.

After her daughters were grown, Ethel worked in the Buffalo Public School cafeterias for many years, retiring at the age of 69 from School #61. She also enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader for many years, especially when she took her troop to Washington, D.C. on a field trip.

If you ask her daughters what Ethel is most known for, the following adjectives come to mind: lovely, intelligent, confident, quiet, outgoing, friendly, determined, and dependable. Many know her for her remarkable memory, always recalling the exact birthdates and years of her church friends. Over the years, many would come to her and ask, and she’d recite the exact birthdate without skipping a beat! In addition to her extraordinary memory, Ethel is known for her love of gardening and baking. She could make a delicious lemon meringue pie!
Ethel and Howard out to dinner with best friends Evelyn and Jack.

Before joining the Weinberg Campus family, Ethel was very active in her church, Cleveland Hill United Methodist, and has always been a woman of great faith. She has held the positions of Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer of the women’s group, and was the recording Financial Secretary for many years. She sang in the church choir until she was 89 and was a member of the Knit-Wit group. Over the years she has knitted many baby sets, sweaters, hats and gloves to be sold at the church bazaar, as well as for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to wear.

And, it’s never too late to learn new things! At the age of 90, Ethel learned how to play pinochle while residing in her independent senior living community. At age 102, her face made its debut on the Today Show!
We want to wish Ethel a very happy 105th birthday. Thank you for letting us celebrate you on your special day!

Our activities directors take great pride in keeping residents active with a variety of safe activities that incorporate social distancing and individual participation. As always, you can check out our activities calendars online. Click the links below or visit: www.weinbergcampus.org/News-Events/Activities-Calendar.aspx.

Photo Gallery
Weinberg Campus residents celebrate Memorial Day with patriotic music, crafts, and delicious treats!
Above, residents are enjoying a socially distant outdoor exercise class with fitness instructor, Janis. Indoor bowling and "volley-balloon" are also weekly hits! We enjoy celebrating birthdays, milestones, and making beach crafts.
Dosberg Manor residents offer advice to the graduating class of 2021!
New Employees May 2021
Latifah Bozeman, HHA, Garden House
Aaryanna Brown, PCA, Dosberg Manor
Tina Ford, Director of Nursing, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Tasha Knox, Food Service Worker, Dietary
Chandrea Owens, CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Healthy Summer Recipes
Summer is right around the corner, and that means tasty dishes made from fresh ingredients. We are serving some new seasonal menu items on campus, including a chicken berry blast salad for Rosa Coplon residents. Check out the recipe below!
Do you have a family recipe you'd like to share in next month's newsletter? Submit your idea to your community's administrator, or email [email protected].