Family First Brings Smiles to the Residents at Island Nursing and Rehabilitation
Family First Home Companions sponsored comedian, Howard Newman from Jokesercise, to give a comic performance for the residents at Island Nursing and Rehabilitation on Tuesday, December 10th in Holtsville, NY. Howard brought many laughs and smiles to about thirty of the nursing homes’ residents during his one-hour performance by telling jokes that incorporated various plays on words. For example, one of Howard’s jokes stated, “after waiting to see the doctor for over an hour, the doctor said I’m sorry about the ‘wait’. Howard replied, ‘well doc, you’re not so slim yourself’!” In addition to jokes, Howard also engaged the group in a sing along to Frank Sinatra songs.
Family First Home Companions’ owner, Jennifer Benjamin, was also at the event and introduced the residents to the company’s services. “Howard had everyone laughing and smiling for the entire hour that he performed. Seeing their happy expressions made it all worthwhile”, said Jennifer.
Family First Home Companions provides professional caregiving services to help older adults at home throughout Long Island and the Boroughs. In addition to providing home care services, Family First gives back to the community by sponsoring events, like Jokesercise, to provide entertainment to older and disabled adults at senior centers, nursing facilities, and other community centers. Mother and daughter team, Alice Bonora and Jennifer Benjamin, started Family First with the goal to provide a service that oﬀers professional care, excellent customer service, and expertise in managing care at home. Family First continues to deliver quality care, guidance to families, and professional education to the healthcare community today. Since its inception in 2005, Family First has become the ﬁrst choice for families and professionals seeking a service that delivers more than just home care but a partner in care.
Jennifer has specialized training in Alzheimer’s disease through the Long Island Alzheimer’s Association and the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.She also volunteered her time with the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center of Long Island for 3 years by providing cognitive stimulation to an Alzheimer’s patient group.
Jennifer educates the community about elder care and speaks to caregiver support groups, senior centers, and at professional organizations.Topics include home safety, effective strategies for family caregiving, elder care planning, and awareness about elder abuse.
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