OHEL Bais Ezra Ave M Residence Hosts Community Appreciation Day
On Monday, June 17 2013, the men of OHEL Bais Ezraâ€™s Ave M residence took some time to say thank you to all of their surrounding neighbors for being so welcoming, by hosting their Annual Community Appreciation Day Barbeque. Opened in 1993, OHELâ€™s Ave M residence is a home to 10 adults with developmental disabilities.
Family, friends, and neighbors were invited, and all enjoyed the delicious food set up by the men who live in the residence.Â In addition to the residents and their family members, there were close to 30 community families who joined for the fun.Â Residents and neighbors exchanged good wishes for an enjoyable summer and many look forward to once again hosting OHEL Bais Ezra individuals for Shabbos meals when the families return from spending the summer upstate.
Community and family members received tours of the residence given by Alan and others who have lived in this home for over 20 years.Â Neighbors and family members remain impressed with how well kept the residence is and how each resident takes pride in their private space with photos of vacations as well as paintings done by the residents adorning the walls.
One community member said, â€śThe greatest chinuch I can give my children is living across the street from an OHEL Bais Ezra residence, and having the individuals join us for Shabbos meals.Â My children and my husband and I all gain immeasurably from spending time with the cheerful residents, whether itâ€™s sharing a joke, a dâ€™var Torah, or just talking about current events.â€ť
For more information about OHEL Bais Ezra and their many services which you can benefit from, or to host individuals for a Shabbos meal, please contact OHEL today at 1800-603-OHEL, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ohelfamily.org