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Spring Fling at Westview

June 16, 2011

Spring is in the air and Westview Health Care Center residents, patients and employees celebrated the long-awaited arrival of good weather with a "Spring Fling" that consisted of food and featured a beautiful springtime themed sand sculpture, hand carved by the creative artists of Sandtasia.

"It was a long winter," states resident Lucille Miller. "The weatherman said that Connecticut received record-breaking seasonal snowfalls this year and I couldn't be more grateful to welcome Spring in such a joyful way."

To celebrate, Westview hired the creative team of Sandtasia Sand Sculptures to construct an appealing structure that completely depicts a "fun in the sun" theme, to shed the winter blues. This structure will last throughout the summer and fall.

"We build sand sculptures all throughout the northeast and one of our favorite places to sculpt is Westview, says Sandtasia owner Stephen Topazio. "Our creative process takes approximately a week to accomplish. Based on the number of spectators, it appears to fascinate and entertain the residents, patients and staff. We love answering questions and watching the expressions as the sculpture comes to life."

"The Westview team will continue the celebration all season long with summertime cookouts and employee appreciation activities.

"I have been an employee of Westview since 2000 and plan on continuing my career here because of the level of respect and appreciation Westview extends to their employees through rewards and recognition," states Barbara Smith. It is a nice bonus to receive these special programs that show appreciation to everyone for a job "well-done". "I couldn't ask for a better place to work."

Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit, dedicated to providing quality health care services. The facility is ranked among the top-7 nursing facilities in the nation for 8 consecutive quarters according to www.medicare.gov.

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