Thursday, March 26, 2009

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Our "Ambassadors of Love" were out in full regalia on March 5th to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the Regency at Dover. Last year, the ladies of the New Jersey Cameo Club entertained, for the grand opening of the senior clubhouse which is located on Route 37 in the Orchard Square Shopping Center, in Toms River. They also participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The theme of this year's party, was "Hollywood", and the staff and patrons were dressed up in gowns and tuxedos. Tasty h'ordoeuvres were passed around, followed by a sumptuous luncheon meal.

Everyone enjoyed the Cameo Showcase performance that followed. The audience were encouraged to sing along with the performers. Some did, while others kept time by clapping. A reporter and photographer from the Asbury Park Press were on hand to cover the event.

After the show, Betty, the Director of Activities, showed a slideshow, which included the activities and events from the first year. Coffee and dessert followed.

We at New Jersey Senior America and the New Jersey Cameo Club congratulate the staff of The Regency for the wonderful loving care and attention that you give seniors who suffer from alzheimers disease. We look forward to working together with you for many years to come.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS

The lovely ladies of the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB were out spreading their special brand of good cheer last month. On February 20th, defying the harshness of "mother nature", colds and sniffles, our "Ambassadors of Love" entertained the good folks at the Rennaissance Gardens at Seabrook, an assisted care facility located in Tinton Falls. There was a lot of participation in this show, as the residents joined in clapping, and humming along with the singers. One gentlemen was especially memorable. When Delores Puzio looked for a dance partner, he came forward, and they did a lively jitterbug together.

The next NJCC Showcase was for the annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner at the Moose Lodge, in Beach Haven, on February 28th. The evening was a double bill, in which Sherri McGhie and her Mom, Norma shared the stage with the ladies of the NJCC. Sherri sang a variety of songs which included popular, broadway, R&B, and country. Her rich and mellow voice was enjoyed by all. Norma was so funny in her hilarious imitation of famed film star, Mae West.

The NJ CAMEO ladies dazzled the audience with songs, dance, and an impersonation. Dale Maglia, and her lusty country songs always excite the male fringe. The highlight of the show came in the finale, in which Cathy Clark and Doris Criscione teamed together, and sang "Sisters". Dressed as twins, their duet was funny and entertaining.

Kudos to Cathy and Doris for booking the events.