BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights celebrated life and those lost due to the Covid-19 epidemic with a "Garden Of Reflection," a peaceful place for staff, residents and families to spend time together.
"As most of you know, the elderly population was hit the hardest by this virus. While we pause and remember those we lost each and every day, we choose to reflect on their lives in a positive way," said Ben Basch, Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights Administrator. "We share great memories, everything they taught us, and the love they blessed us with."
The community continues to show their love to the Autumn Lake family of healthcare workers, nurses and their residents. "To our amazing community, we thank you for standing behind us through it all, for the numerous donations of lunches, flowers, cards, pictures, calls, gifts, the list goes on and on. But, mostly thank you for all of your love and support," said Cathy Balsamo, Concierge and Community Liaison at Autumn Lake. "We could not be anymore grateful to be a part of this Community filled with so many caring people! Thank you all!" she said. "We'd also like to thank Anthony Padavano, our town OEM Coordinator. Anthony was in touch with us daily to ensure we had a sufficient amount of PPE. With all of your continued support we will remain diligent to ensure the safety of our residents and staff." She also thanked the local Board of Health for their support.
Lastly, she recognized the staff at Autumn Lake. "They are amazing heroes," she said. "Thank you doesn't seem to be enough to say to all of you. Every single one of you made a difference. We are beyond grateful to you! They say it takes a village, and we here at Autumn Lake are proof that it did!"