Waveny Celebrates Caregivers with a Carefree Evening at the Casino
Posted on June 26, 2015
Aces were high at Waveny LifeCare Network’s “Caregiver Casino” on Main Street at The Village. The non-profit organization recently hosted a free casino-themed evening that offered family caregivers a carefree opportunity to relax and unwind with an evening of professional gaming, while their loved ones enjoyed casino-themed programs and live music through complimentary extended hours at Waveny’s Adult Day Program. Caregivers played for raffle tickets on professional BlackJack and Roulette tables and Slot machines staffed by gaming professionals. Professional massage and reflexology services were also offered on-site between games.
“It was an evening specifically organized to offer caregivers a moment of relief and respite from their demanding full-time care roles,” said Ginny Carroll, Waveny’s Director of Admissions. “Not only did we welcome Waveny’s families, but also the public at large, so we were able to help caregivers whom we had never met before.”
The event’s premier Royal Flush Sponsor was Omnicare of Connecticut, which helped to defray event costs. High Roller Sponsors included Foxwoods Resort & Casino, which donated a generous overnight getaway package, and Waveny at Home, which donated hours of complimentary companion care. Event Sponsors included PRAI Beauty Group, Wilton Internal Medicine, Stamford Nephrology, and Stacy Steiger. Prize sponsors included A&S Fine Foods, Baldanza Café, Chicken Joe's, Foxwoods Casino, Fresh Market, Harry C. Reid, Hawley Lane Shoes, Le Pain Quotidien, Locali Restaurant, Mitchell's of Westport, Mohegan Sun, Pimlico, PRAI Beauty Group, Rizzuto's Restaurant & Bar, Tarry Lodge, TOGS, and Trader Joe's.
Comitted to caregiver support, Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible hours and transportation five days a week, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.