Thank you letter from the Long Island State Veterans Home

Note: The following letter is a thank you letter from the Stony Brook Long Island Veterans Nursing Home in appreciation for our Post hosting a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon/Barbecue for some of the disable veterans at the Stony Brook Nursing home.

August 26, 2015

Frank Pedagno
Merrick Post No. 1282
American Legion
160 West Merrick Road
Merrick, NY 11566

To The American Legion,

The Veterans and Staff, at the Long Island State Veterans Home would like to thank you for your generous donation of gift bags on August 22, 2015.

Feeling connected to the community is very important to residents in our nursing home setting. It diminishes a sense of institutionalization and allows the individual to be part of the existing neighborhood. This increases quality of life along with a sense of wellness. Being remembered is especially meaningful to veterans. It validates all the sacrifices that they made to ensure our freedom. It helps them to know they are not forgotten.

Sincerely,

Michelle Cheslak CTRS, MBA
Director
Therapeutic Recreation

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