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Miss Connecticut Visits Westview

December 31, 2014

Westview Health Care Center was pleased to host a visit from 2014 Miss Connecticut winner Acacia Courtney on December 30, 2014.

Miss Connecticut received a tour of the facility by Administrator David T. Panteleakos and visited with residents, patients, family and staff.

“We were honored to have Miss Connecticut share her time and talents with all of us at Westview,” stated Panteleakos. “She brought so much excitement to the residents and patients of the facility. We certainly wish her every continued success in her future endeavors.”

The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to outstanding young women to help advance them academically and professionally.

Each contestant’s participation in the scholarship program provides an opportunity to promote their given platform of community service and share their positive attributes and values, while serving as role models in their communities.

“I believe in the overall mission to promote young women in such a positive and significant way,” remarked Vice President of Westview’s Resident Council Genevieve Doran. “These scholarships will advance their life’s goals and objectives, both academically and professionally.”

After winning the 2014 Miss Connecticut pageant in June at The Garde Art Center in New London, Miss Courtney represented Connecticut in the Miss America Pageant and was one of the top 15 semi-finalists.

Acacia promotes the personal platform of “The Monday Campaigns: A Guide to a Healthier World,” which advocates for small, easy-to-adopt changes that can result in major health improvements. She believes that the United States is becoming unhealthier as a nation, and it is the core goal of her platform to address the way we approach the concept of health. The Monday Campaigns is a nonprofit health initiative that encompasses the entire approach to health consciousness. Acacia advocates for Meatless Monday, Move It Monday, and Kids Cook Monday, encouraging alterations to our daily lifestyle that can be influential in creating a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy world.

“We were delighted to visit the wonderful people at Westview and make multiple stops along the way,” stated Miss Windham County Scholarship Organization Executive Director JoAnn Gerardi-Voccio. “We coordinated Miss Connecticut’s northeastern Connecticut visit to create awareness and promote the upcoming inaugural Miss Windham County program that is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th at Killingly High School.”

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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