Residents, patients and employees of Westview Health Care Center celebrated “Seis de Mayo” with music and refreshments. The festivities were arranged by Westview’s recreation department in the facility’s colorfully decorated formal dining room in observance of Cinco de Mayo - Mexico’s day of commemorating the unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Two members of Fiesta del Norte, a Connecticut mariachi band, performed a set of traditional folk music of Mexico for the attendees. Band members, Hank Zorn on trumpet and Marquerito Mello on guitar, delivered their medley of popular and classical Mexican songs dressed in a classical gala suit and “charro” attire.
Residents and patients of Westview enjoyed nacho plates and non-alcoholic margaritas during the performance as they tapped their feet and shook their maracas to the upbeat and exhilarating rhythms of the music.
“We’re delighted to have Fiesta del Norte perform for us,” remarked David T. Panteleakos, Administrator. “We firmly believe in celebrating life here at Westview and observing Cinco de Mayo is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy one another’s company with lively music, food and drink.”
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.
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