Skokie IL: Senior from Grove Nursing Home Celebrated Mother’s day with their family members on Sunday-April 26, 2015 at The Grove Nursing Home located at 9000 Lavergne Avenue, Skokie, IL. This year, as for past 7 yrs. the festivities was celebrated in Nursing Home, to honor ” Mataji, Maa, Baa, or Mom” on occasion of Mother’s Day. Satsang, Bhajan and Kirtan was major activity of mother’s day.
Whether she changed your diapers, forced you to eat your vegetables or somehow cured your “owies” – Mother’s Day is the holiday to show how much your mom means to you.
This day is celebrated in many parts of the world, turns 101 years old this year. Abraham Lincoln said “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Mildred B. Vermont stated that “Being a full-time mother is one of the highest-salaried jobs … since the payment is pure love.” Kevin Durant quoted “You sacrificed for us. You’re the real eternal MVP.
In the main Dining hall was converted in to auditorium and was decorated with fitting decorations to include fresh flowers garlands, colorful balloons and banner of “Happy Mother’s Day”. Total of about 75 senior guest of ‘Vaishnav Satsung Mandal’ meditation group came to celebrated the event with the residents of facility. Together they chanted Bhajan and Kirtan and other devotional songs, harmonically sung and complimented by instrumental music of Khanjery Percussion instrument, Dhol (djembe), Harmonium and Manjra. The happening lasted for about two and half hours. The entire auditorim was packed by guests, senior residents and their families. Many residents despite mobility restrictions, made their way with aid of wheel chair, walker and cane. Besides Hindus, various others ethnicities and religious attendees joined the festivity. All disciples sang devotional songs praying and praising Lords Shrinathji, Ram, Hanuman, Krishna with melodious music and divulged in mystical spiritual Journey. The entire nostalgic experience brought tears in eyes of many seniors remembering and briefly reconnecting to those happy old days in their motherland.
Curtain fell following final prayer of Arti. Prasad (Offering of food to the divine supreme god) consisting of full dinner with various sweets and many other healthy heart delicious stuff were enjoyed by all.
Main guest participants were Mr. and Mrs. Narayan and Surya Modi, Bharati Doshi, Manjula Mody, Dr. and Mrs. Chandrakant and Dina Modi, Dr. and Mrs. Kirit and Maya Joshi, Champak Shah Vallabh Patel, Dayal and Sharda Patel, Dipti Patel, Bhadra Shah. Minaxi Kansara and many others employees and volunteers were instrumental in success of the entire event. .
The Grove of Skokie Living and Rehab Center is located at 9000 North Lavergne, Skokie, IL 60077. It offers short and long term rehabilitation, IV therapy, Wound Care, Hospice and respite care. It accepts all kinds of insurances including Medicare, Medicaid and self pay. The facility has a special wing that accommodates Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and other South Asian residents. The unit is staffed by Indian/Pakistani physicians, nurses and other ancillary personnel who speak over six common South Asian languages. Homely Indian and Pakistani meals are prepared every day. The facility offers free south Asian TV channels including Zee-TV, Star Asia that can be viewed in every room, on a flat screen HD television.
For more information and to visit the facility contact Noreen Lakhani or Rafi Zimmerman at 800 596-3300 or 847 679 2322. The web address is www.thegrovenorth.net
Source: Asian Media USA
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