The start of summer may still be a few weeks out, but nothing quite signifies the impending kick-off of summertime at Westview Health Care Center quite like when the folks at Sandtasia come to work their magic in the front lawn of the facility during the week of Westview’s employee celebration: Spring Fling.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Rhode Island-based professional sand sculpting company, Sandtasia, scooped, carved and brushed the day away at Westview Health Care Center while creating the adorable sculpture of a teddy bear reading a little girl a bedtime story. Owner, Steve Topazio and his sister Jessica DiCostanzo worked through the day on Thursday, May 23, 2019, while Westview residents and patients admired their handiwork from the facility patio.
Throughout the carving process and as each phase of the piece is completed, the sculptors spray a mixture of water and wood glue onto the creation; a necessary part of the process which will maintain the structural integrity of the the 7 ton sand creation through the upcoming months.
“Each year the creative folks at Sandtasia share their time and talents by creating these amazing sand sculptures,” stated David T. Panteleakos. “Our residents, employees and visitors all truly enjoy watching the transformation of sand into beautiful works of art.”
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed sub-acute short-term rehabilitation unit and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies including: Sports Medicine, Adolescent/Pediatric, Adult and Aquatic Outpatient Centers, all dedicated to providing outstanding quality health care services. The facility is located in Dayville, Connecticut and is ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and U.S. News and World Report for the past 12 years.
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