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Hillcrest Commons to Celebrate National Nursing Home Week

PITTSFIELD — Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield invites the community to celebrate National Nursing Home Week at “Bring on the Fiesta!” on Thursday, May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will include a free traditional Spanish dinner and drinks. The menu will include Spanish chicken paprika, Spanish rice, and fiesta corn salad, among other treats. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Cori Salvini at (413) 445-9747. Space is limited. Hillcrest Commons is located at 169 Valentine Road in Pittsfield. National Nursing Home Week is celebrated this year May 10-16.

“Our staff wants to make this a special time of entertainment and education for all while focusing on bringing to life the week’s sub-theme of ‘Familia, Vida, and Amor’ (‘Family, Life, Love’),” said Hillcrest Commons Administrator Delores Thimot. “This is a special time. We want everyone to celebrate with residents and patients, enjoying the crowds, the activities, and the feelings engendered by the theme.”

Hillcrest Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a nonprofit organization that has been caring for people in the Berkshire area since 1995. Located near Onota Lake and close to Berkshire Medical Center, Hillcrest Commons provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, respite care, and specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care in a home-like setting. Specialty services include a ventilator program to support ventilator-dependent patients or to wean dependence, and a behavioral-health program for those with chronic psychiatric conditions. Hospice services are available for compassionate end-of-life care. For more information, visit www.hillcrestcommons.org.