Irene was born and raised in Philadelphia. She graduated from high school and was employed with the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Irene has been married for 20 years. As a mother of four children, she displayed much love. Throughout her lifetime, she has had many friends. She has a love for music and cooking. On any […]
Mrs. Veronica Funchess-Horner was born in North Philadelphia, the second of four children, where they lived until moving to West Oak Lane when she was sixteen. Up through the move, Miss Veronica attended Catholic school and still recalls the strict separation of the girls from the boys, including different wings, no talking during lunchtime, and […]
Resident of the Month: Delores E. Mrs. Delores was born at Philadelphia General Hospital, “somewhere in the middle” of the lineup of ten children. She was a self-described tomboy, saying that she preferred climbing trees and playing stickball with her brothers over jumping rope and playing jacks with the other girls. Miss Delores’ first job […]
In honor of Black History Month, we are doing something a little different for February’s Resident of the Month. Instead of a resident we will be focusing on a spouse, Mrs. Leona Beatty’s deceased husband, Charles “Charlie” Beatty. Mr. Beatty was born in Magnolia, North Carolina; one of five children. Following his graduation from C.F. […]
Once again Renaissance has been blessed by one of our volunteer groups. Ms. Mary Woods of the Church of Christian Compassion is displaying just a few of the beautiful lap blankets crocheted by her church’s Crocheting and Quilting Ministry.
Say hello to our Resident of the Month: Helen W. Miss Helen was born in West Philadelphia, but moved to Atlantic City with her mother at two weeks of age. As a young girl, she became involved in her church community, singing in the choir and joining the Junior Missionaries. Outside of church she enjoyed […]
The residents and staff of Renaissance were thrilled when Dorothy and Toto dropped in to visit us for Halloween treats; there were no tricks here, just treats! The staff at Renaissance hopes that everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween!
At Renaissance, we make sure birthdays are special. Five generations gathered to celebrate Miss Sylvia’s 99th birthday: her great-granddaughter Joei, granddaughter Carla, daughter Phyllis, and Miss Sylvia holding her great-great-granddaughter Harper.
The residents at Renaissance received a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving surprise when they were visited by Troop #9115. The Girl Scouts read aloud from books, colored turkey headdresses, and chatted happily with our residents.