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Classic Cars at Westview

Date
June 29, 2017


     The Yankee Yesteryear Car Club took over the front lawn of Westview Health Care Center on Sunday, June 23, 2017 for an afternoon filled with fun, sun and ice cream.

     Over a dozen cars and trucks parked upon the lawn as members of the car club, visitors, patients and residents of Westview mingled and admired the wide array of automobiles from yore including a Model T that appeared in the movie, “Live By Night” starring Ben Affleck. Musician, Pete Sargent, also strolled the grounds dressed in traditional Scottish garb, and serenaded the crowd with the unmistakable sounds of his bagpipe.

     Founded in 1963, the Yankee Yesteryear Car Club was formed with the mission to promote the overall interest in automobiles including the history, design and construction as well as the preservation and restoration of period vehicles. Over the years, the club has adopted themes to some of their events including their most recent event at Westview called the Ice Cream Tour.

     “Late Westview resident, Mary Chmura, initiated the Ice Cream Tour many years ago,” stated Gary Arcand, Yankee Yesteryear Car Club member. “This visit was our tribute to her. Her and her husband, Arthur, were actually some of the original members of the club.”

     “We’re extremely grateful to the Yankee Yesteryear Car Club for joining us at Westview today and hosting this event,” stated David T. Panteleakos, Administrator. “It’s a wonderful thing to have these impressive relics adorn our grounds on a summer afternoon for all of our residents and patients to enjoy.”



Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.



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