Rockland residents, Brenda and Donald, have been married for 69 years and are still head over heels for each other. They met at a church’s New Year’s Eve party and for Donald it was love at first sight. They both agreed that one of the secrets to a long and happy marriage is communication. Brenda says, “You […]
Category: Resident Spotlight
We recently got to host a very special occasion in our community! One of our residents, Mary, celebrated her 98th birthday surrounded by family and friends. What made the event even more special is that 5 generations came together to celebrate Mary. As an Iowa native for over 70 years, she is the mother of 4 children […]
“Work hard, but make time for adventure.” That’s the advice of our very own resident, Walter, when asked about some life lessons from his lifetime. Walter recently reached the amazing milestone of turning 100!! This month was all about celebrating this major life accomplishment! Walter’s family gathered from near and far to honor him – it […]
At Rockland Place we feel as if our associates go above and beyond on a daily basis. One way in doing so is through engaging residents in meaningful moments by getting to know them on a personal level. Charles M., our Maintenance Technician, formed a special bond with a current resident who is of Chinese […]
Bill and Ruth H. recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary! They first saw each other at their church meeting that Ruth would attend while she was in town, but officially hit it off at the church’s barn dance. They spent the night dancing, laughing and getting to know one another. At the end of the […]
A new initiative that we rolled out in our community is our Culinary Thrive Program. Many of our residents have spent countless hours in the kitchen preparing their favorite main dish or dessert. To put a unique spin on our dining experience we have invited our residents and their family to put on the chef’s […]
This week our very own Rockland resident, Mildred, turned 100!! To help celebrate this momentous occasion we hosted a birthday social for our entire community. All were thrilled to be part of Mildred’s special birthday bash, with many offering their well wishes! A special part of the day was when we joined together to serenade […]
At Rockland Place, we strive to create meaningful moments in our community and in the case of Etta, a current resident, we think we succeeded! The two things that always brighten Etta’s day is visits from family and friends and baking. Her Uncle Lawrence used to own a bake shop in Baltimore where they used […]
Resident Leonard Olszewski was a bombardier and navigator while serving in the United States Air Force. Leonard was commissioned in the Air Force in 1943 and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge in 1945. He served during WWII and was stationed in India and then in the South Pacific Ocean in the Mariana […]
Resident Esther Weik is a true believer, but even she had all but given up hope of recovering her prized relic of St. John Neumann which was misplaced in her move to Rockland Place. Like all relics, this one has a special place in the heart of its holder. Esther’s son Kevin was born with cerebral […]
As part of our History of Sports program, we planned an outing to our local Delaware Sports Museum. The mission of the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame is to celebrate the history, preserve the legacy, and honor the heroes of sports within Delaware and those who have brought recognition to Delaware by their accomplishments elsewhere. […]
We are so fortunate to have many artists living at Rockland Place. We will highlight a few artists over the next month. Each of these pieces were submitted to our annual Expressions Calendar contest. First, to be featured is Jim Chandler's beautiful handiwork with ship making.
Our next featured artwork includes two artists who participated in an art program in the community. Both artists were intrigued by the Paint Nights that are being done across the country so both took part in the communities Paint Night Event and they produced wonderful pieces called Three Wishes.
Our next featured artist for the Expressions Calendar is Lloyd Treut and his beautiful Beach Inlet painting. An amazing artist and athlete too. Lloyd participates in many art programs in the community and stays young by doing daily push-ups and crunches.