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SummerWood Celebrates Assisted Living Week

Residents showcase their creative talents

Bernice Veroff with one of her paintings

On Sunday, Sept. 9, Hoffman SummerWood Community in West Hartford kicked off a week of special events to mark National Assisted Living Week with the Resident Art Exhibit – a show featuring the photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, needlework, and poetry created by its residents. The exhibit was in keeping with the week’s theme, “Art for the Ages.” Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), the goal of the theme is to encourage creativity and participation while appreciating the talents of our elderly population.
Among the residents’ artwork on display: a photograph of a stained glass light fixture crafted by Mel Greenland, along with a New York Times article about him; a Canadian wool sweater knitted by Irene Rosenberg; and paintings and drawings by Bernice Veroff. In addition to the art exhibit, the week long festivities included a resident/staff Variety show and a special dinner.
Hoffman SummerWood Community is an assisted living community in West Hartford and an affiliate of Hebrew Health Care. For more information call (860) 523-3808 or visit

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