Residents at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center celebrated Thanksgiving celebration early with a visit from Tom and Martha, two pardoned Royal Palm Turkeys, courtesy of Suffolk County Farm and Education Center’s Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE).
Residents had a meet-and-greet at the 460-bed nursing center. James A. Ciervo, farm educator at Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, provided a literal hands-on education for Gurwin residents, sharing facts and figures about life partners Tom and Martha, weighing in at 21 and 18 pounds respectively, and offering the opportunity for personal interaction with Martha.
“We had a full house in our Simon Rainbow Room for today’s Turkey Talk. Our Gurwin residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the visit from Tom and Martha,” said Nicole Hopper, director of Therapeutic Recreation at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. “Both turkeys were engaging, intelligent and beautiful to look at, providing visual stimulation and a bit of excitement for our residents.”
Photo by Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center