Testimonials

The comments below are from some of the activity directors where I have offered my Therapeutic Recreation Programs and Life Enrichment Programs:

 

“On behalf of the Residents and myself here at Twining Manor we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the many beautiful Programs you have put on at our facility! The Residents think you are one of the kindest and most interesting people that have come here. Your smile shines and you light up the room when you are here. We are looking forward to seeing you again.”

-Saundra Irwin, Activities Coordinator, Twining Manor

 

“You are not only an amazing performer but also an amazing person. It is clear that you have a genuine love for what you do and how you are with our residents. We always have to prepare in advance for your arrival because we know our residents are going to pack in to the room to see you. You are truly a talented, caring, loving individual that has brought joy and love and beautiful music to our residents for many years. We hope that you are here with us for many years to come!”

-Kally Shulman, Director of Activities, HCR-Manor Care

 

“I would strongly recommend Patricia Gallagher. Her programs are very unique and captivate the residents body, mind and soul. She has a lot of energy and keeps all of the residents engaged the entire time. Her warmth shines through to the residents every time she is here.”

-Carly Cohen CTRS Personal Care/ Independent Coordinator at Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

 

“Patricia puts on a wonderful show. Even my most hesitant residents participate when she comes in. I can’t say enough great things about her programs! She is a welcome addition to our activities calendar!”

-Stephanie W. Thorpe,   Activities Director for Hidden Meadows on the Ridge

 

“I wanted you to know that days after your program 20 Wonderful Things, the residents were still talking about how much they enjoyed it. The stuffed animals were a huge hit and vintage clothing and baby blankets brought back so many wonderful memories and initiated much conversation among the residents. The staff also had nothing but wonderful things to say about your program 20 Wonderful Things. Looking forward to your next visit.”

-Kathy Nucero, Director of Activities,  The Philadelphia Protestant Home

 

“Patricia’s “20 Wonderful Things” are just what she says: Wonderful!  Our residents at The Quadrangle loved her programs and really appreciated the gifts Patricia left them with.  These are really unique programs that wonderfully supplement our own reminiscence activities.  Patricia brings a great enthusiasm and love of people to her programs, and residents really respond to her.”

-Connie Eichenberg, Activities Director, The Quadrangle, Sunrise Senior Living

 

“Thank you again for the wonderful presentation.”

-Kerri Zwolak, Reminiscence Coordinator, Sunrise Senior Living, Lafayette Hill

 

“Our Villagers loved your program.  They said it was a wonderful walk down memory lane. They felt we should schedule you to come back again for those who missed it!”

-Ceil Krajewski, Director of Villager Services, Pine Run Community

 

“Patricia was very entertaining. Her program was just  wonderful. The residents of Harlee Manor were fully engaged with laughter and fun. The Reminiscence Program was the best I have ever seen.”

-Toni, Activities Department, Harlee Manor

 

“I am the Reminiscence Coordinator at a Sunrise Senior Living Community. I heard about your program from the AVC Activity Director and she thought your program would be a big hit in my neighborhood, which is a secured neighborhood for residents with memory impairment, as well. I would love to hear a bit more about your program “20 Wonderful Things” and discuss if you have any availability in the month of February. The best way to reach me is via email or my cell phone. Thanks so much, and I look forward to connecting with you soon!”

 

“Patricia is very professional, fun, and entertaining. The residents love having her here and always ask for her to come back.”

-Kelly Hayes, Activity Director, Hidden Meadows

 

“You are so warm and kind to the residents. You got all to open up and interact with you. I saw residents who rarely talk or sing participate. You had “it” , some people have it and some don’t. You do!  I would love to have you again and again and again…a wonderful program!  All three levels of care will enjoy your show!”

-Asta Fusco, Director of Activities, The Birches

 

“Patricia Gallagher’s “20 Wonderful Things” is amazing.  She gets all the residents involved in her reminiscing group.  She is wonderful with the residents.  The residents really feel like they are back in the time period of the items she shows and then discusses.   She also gives all the residents a stuffed animal, which they all love.  She had my interest as well as all the residents the entire time.  It really is refreshing to have such a wonderful, kind hearted lady do an amazing program that captivates the interest and hearts of the residents.   I love Patricia’s program and will have her come back time and time again!”

-Cara Broidrick, CTRS, Recreation Director at Chestnut Hill Lodge

 

“Your program is different than having a DJ. My residents like to see your personal energy and you pay individual attention to each person. You seem to know who needs a hug and you touch our  residents at a different level. Your program is tactile, cognitive and provides sensory and intellectual stimulation. We do a lot here but as activity directors, we have so many responsibilities with documentation and planning programs. The  residents enjoy  seeing  a different friendly  face!”

-Maureen Green, Director of Activities, Ivy Hill Nursing Home and Rehabilitation

 

“Patricia’s personality and her interaction with the residents, along with the items that she brought along created a warm heart-felt group with excellent participation.”

-Jackie, Activity Director, Towne Manor West

 

“Hi Patricia, I hope all is well with you. I have you scheduled to come and entertain in Bristol on April 26 with your ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ program.  However, I am hoping you will change that program to your “Television Commercials” program.  I h ave been told by another activity director , that the Old 1950’s and 1960′ TV COMMERCIAL PROGRAM  that you offered was a blast for the residents and staff alike.  So, if it is possible to change gears, that is the program I am asking for.  Please email me back so I can put it on my schedule as soon as possible.”

 

“Hi Patricia, Just wanted to tell you how wonderful your program was on the 15th. I know how hard it is to capture the attention of my residents. You did a fantastic job. Thank You.”

-Kathy Nucero, Director of  Activities,  Philadelphia Protestant Home

 

“Dear Patricia, I absolutely enjoyed your program. Your  genuine concern and love for all that attended the workshop was  evident.  Your story is unique and uplifting.  We greatly enjoyed having you here  at Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley and our members would love you  to come back! Thanks!!”

-Nicole  DeCicco, MSW, LSW, Program Coordinator, Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley

Many of the above testimonials were from activity directors regarding other programs I’ve been offering. To learn more about them, please visit the following:

Life Enrichment Programs

Happy Flower Day Program

 

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