Musician and performer, Bruce John, returned to Westview Health Care Center on Thursday, February 2, 2017 for a lively performance for the patients and residents in the facility’s Formal Dining Room.
Bruce John’s hour long set deeply resonated with the captivated audience who sang along with the plethora of sentimental and heartwarming music that included childhood favorites, patriotic numbers and hit songs from familiar musicals such as The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz. The Westview audience eagerly sang along, tapped their feet and clapped their hands for Bruce John’s burst of musical warmth on a cold winter’s day.
As a lifelong resident of Storr’s, Connecticut, Bruce John wears many hats. Not only is he a husband, father, grandfather, small business owner and talented musician, he is also an extraordinarily generous and caring philanthropist who donates his time and energy to multiple Connecticut community charities. With his wife Therese, he founded the Bread Box Theater in Willimantic, Connecticut where they have raised and contributed over $55,000 to The Covenant Soup Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry
“I know that I am touching their hearts with music and it warms my heart to share these moments,” John stated after his performance at Westview. “If I can make someone smile, then I’ve done my job.”
“For obvious reasons Bruce John continues to be one of our residents’ favorite performers at Westview,” stated David T. Panteleakos, Administrator. “His music is easy to sing-a-long to and difficult not to smile at. He’s a very humble performer who wears his heart on his sleeve and we’re always eager to have him share his time and talents with us.”
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.
If you or your loved one would like more information or to take a tour of the facility, we invite you to a closer look at Westview Health Care Center.
Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574