Did you know that over 30% of our current Shillman residents have lived there since day one? It is especially heartwarming for these early residents to experience the growth and changes of this warm and welcoming community throughout the years. The residents and staff take pride in being members of Shillman House, and are excited to be celebrating its ninth birthday!
While they could not celebrate in person this year, the staff and Shillman House’s Helping Hands have been thinking outside of the box to make this year as special as years past. This year’s theme is "Expect the Unexpected," something we have all had to do over the past few months! There have been special deliveries of baked goods, toiletries, and treats – all with a special “puny” message. Our Shillman House residents are used to a pun or two thanks to Carl Zack, the first Executive Director of this campus. He even joined a recent Zoom Coffee & Conversation call with the residents – it’s that kind of community.
The feedback from our residents has been spectacular. While they cannot be together, they still feel cared for and cannot stop singing the praises of the Shillman House staff. “Yet another great surprise... Hershey kisses in the mug!!! So creative! Thank you so much! Our Staff is the best!!!” wrote one resident in our private Facebook group. “You guys are so creative and so kind!!” wrote another.
Stay tuned as Shillman is also working on a video montage of the entire community and maybe a surprise or two more. Don’t worry, we will be sure to share it, but we don’t want to spoil anything!