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Cedar Crest Seniors "Flash" for Volunteers: YouTube Link Attached

Apr 17, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Some Cedar Crest residents were in for a bit of a surprise as they dined in the community's Woodland Commons Clubhouse Conference Center for a special Volunteer Recognition Breakfast. With April being National Volunteer Recognition Month, Cedar Crest held the special breakfast for volunteers who make such a difference inside and outside the community. Then things got interesting in a flash! A flash mob to be exact (SEE EXCITING YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE: http://tiny.cc/vpvgex ). As Cedar Crest Executive Director Cathy Guttman addressed the crowd of volunteers, a group of approximately 15 residents, and one staffer,...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cedar Crest Residents and Cats Get Together for "Meet & Greet"

Apr 14, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Since the beginning of April, Cedar Crest residents have been collecting pet supplies for the Pequannock Animal Shelter, including food, treats, blankets and towels. On Thursday, April 17th beginning at 1 p.m. , the community will welcome representatives from the shelter who will pick up the items and bring along cats to visit with residents. Media will have a great opportunity to photograph and gather video of seniors interacting with friendly felines and see the large collection of pet supplies donated by residents. The event will take place in the Woodland Commons Clubhouse Craft Room, located...

Cedar Crest Residents "Flash" Into Volunteerism!

Apr 10, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Some Cedar Crest residents were in for a bit of a surprise as they dined in the community's Woodland Commons Clubhouse Conference Center for a special Volunteer Recognition Breakfast. With April being National Volunteer Recognition Month, Cedar Crest held the special breakfast for volunteers who make such a difference inside and outside the community. Then things got interesting in a flash! As Cedar Crest Executive Director Cathy Guttman addressed the crowd of volunteers, a group of approximately 15 residents interrupted her, moved up to the dance floor, wearing bright yellow neon shirts, and assembled into a...

New Jersey State General Assembly and State Senate Honor Cedar Crest Employees for Battling Tough Winter

Apr 2, 2014

NEW JERSEY STATE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND STATE SENATE HONOR CEDAR CREST EMPLOYEES FOR BATTLING TOUGH WINTER

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - New Jersey faced a brutal winter and Cedar Crest, located in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains, was no exception. Approximately 60 inches of snow was recorded at the campus, one of the region's premiere continuing care retirement communities. Now, the New Jersey General Assembly and State Senate have paid special tribute to recognize the more than 1,100 Cedar Crest employees who worked to dig the campus out from that snow, make sure residents were well taken...

Cedar Crest's Mountainview Gardens Receives 5-Star Rating

Mar 31, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Mountainview Gardens, the continuing care community of Cedar Crest, received a 5-Star Rating from U.S. News & World Report for 2014 and also voted a "Best Nursing Home" in the New Jersey by the national publication. Each year the state of New Jersey inspects nursing facilities and rates them based on various categories which are reported federally to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Some of the categories include nurse staffing, quality measures and the annual Department of Health survey. Cedar Crest recorded its 5-Star Rating for the second year in a row, and received no...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Assemblyman Scott Rumana to Give Cedar Crest Employees N.J. State Assembly Proclamation Honoring Them for Hard Work During Difficult Winter Season

Mar 28, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest employees will be given a nice surprise this Wednesday, April 2 at 12 p.m ., at a luncheon where their hard work, during what seemed to be an endless winter, will be recognized. The surprise at the Cedar Crest Spring Fling event will come all the way from the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton as Assemblyman Scott Rumana will present the community with a special proclamation from the New Jersey State General Assembly--- honoring staffers for their hard work, dedication and professionalism for going above and beyond in caring for the...

Cedar Crest Welcomes Irish Dancers!

Mar 14, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Residents of Cedar Crest had a special treat when Irish Eyes Smiled on 'em as the Hawthorne School of Dance's Irish Dance Team performed at the community. The Irish Dance Team consists of 14 members ranging in age from 10-21. Most of the dancers have been taking Irish dance for four or more years and study both soft and hard shoe. Soft shoe dancing requires dancers to be very light and graceful lots of skipping, jumping, and spinning while hard shoe is loud and percussive. The Hawthorne School of Dance's Irish team has performed in numerous...

Cedar Crest Gets Seriously Funny For A Great Cause

Mar 14, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - In an effort to raise money for the Cedar Crest Resident Care Fund, the community held an evening of comedy earlier this week in the Belmont Clubhouse Performance Arts Center. The Resident Care Fund provides future financial support for residents who may find that they have exhausted their financial resources due to unforeseen circumstances such as long-term illness. Performing was renowned comedian Billy Garan, who has opened for comics such as Robert Klein, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. In addition, the popular humorist and columnist from The Record newspaper Bill Ervolino gave a hysterical performance. "We...

MEDIA ADVISORY: SOLD OUT: Marine Corps Major Discusses Role of Prayer In His Life at Cedar Crest Event on Tuesday, March 18th

Mar 13, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Cedar Crest will host a very special speaker for its 6th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, March 18th at 9 a.m. in the community's Woodland Commons Conference Center. Major Matthew Kutilek, USMC will discuss prayer from the perspective of a soldier. This event is sold out. In 2001, Major Kutilek was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He deployed to Iraq as an infantry officer in 2004 and led his Marines in a variety of combat operations. In 2009 he deployed to Afghanistan. During this deployment as a Weapons Company commander while leading a...

Cedar Crest Opens New Coffee Bar at Community

Mar 11, 2014
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - There's something good brewing at Cedar Crest! The community just opened up "Belmont Beans" a new coffee and espresso bar in the Belmont Clubhouse. Belmont Beans serves official Starbucks Coffee and espresso as well as a wide array of pastries, bagels and even continental breakfast. The coffee bar will also be providing customers with yogurt parfaits, blended smoothies and other healthy options including gluten free choices. "We aim to give our residents, staff and guests as many wonderful dining options as possible," said Cedar Crest Executive Director Cathy Guttman. "Belmont Beans provides a viable choice for...