The Allure Group Newsletter March, April, May


Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸

Hamilton Park Center celebrated Memorial Day by honoring those who have served along with some delicious food.

Allure’s Matthew Fenley at LTC 100 

Thank you to LTC 100 for inviting Allure’s Matthew Fenley to speak this year on how AI can be utilized in the long-term care space.

🩺 Nurses Week Celebrations 🥼

All of the centers did a fabulous job celebrating their nursing staff during nurse’s week in May! Nurses enjoyed a special luncheon, a spa day, and an ice cream truck. Thank you to recreation and administration for orchestrating these events, and a BIG thank you to our nurses who do an outstanding job of upholding our company’s values! We Appreciate you!

💐 Mother’s Day Celebrations 💐

Residents and staff celebrated Mother’s Day with some flowers💐, cake 🍰, custom cards 💌, manicures 💅, and a fashion show👒! 🩷

Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Linden Center residents and staff enjoyed some Cinco De Mayo entertainment and celebrations!

Blue Carpet Farewell

Celebrating resident Celeste Davis, who had completed her rehab! Staff threw confetti, played the song of Celeste’s choice, and provided a certificate of completion along with a crown.

Happy Passover 

Pesach at King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was a smashing success. So much work and so much effort was put into it by all departments, but it was well worth it. Thank you King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation for being such an awesome team!


Residents of Harlem Center enjoyed watching Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with a pizza party and hosted a raffle for Wakanda Forever t-shirts!


Celebrated a New York Knicks playoff victory on a beautiful day! Now holding open try-outs at King David Center 🏀


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority visited the residents and played a fun round of Bingo!

Nursing Home Week

Staff and residents enjoy Nursing Home Week celebrations filled with lunches, ice cream, happy hour, and plenty of entertainment.


Senator Persauds stopped by Linden Center to host a mobile event.


🇰🇪 Visit from Chief Joseph Ole Tipanko of the Maasai Village 🇰🇪

Chief Joseph Ole Tipanko and a fellow member of the tribe, John Kilenyi Ole Parsitau came to Harlem Center to explain about the Maasai village, culture, food and language. They showcased items and traditions from their native Kenya 🇰🇪 . John showed us how to count in Swahili and joined Chief Joseph in song, dazzling both residents and staff. We look forward to having them back at Harlem Center on their next trip to the U.S.

Culture and representation are important elements in our facilities. We are so grateful to have opportunities, like this, to share cultures and bring our residents and staff together, because Together, We Are Allure!

Blue Carpet Farewell

It is truly a special occasion at Crown Heights Center when we get to roll out the blue carpet to honor the return of our cherished residents to their own homes after their rehabilitation journey with us. Congratulations to those who are returning home! We will miss you, but we are so proud of you!

😎 ☀️ 🌑 Solar Eclipse Watch  🌑 ☀️😎

Staff and residents gathered outside to witness the solar eclipse together! 😎 ☀️ 🌑

🎂 April Birthday Celebrations at Harlem Center 🎂

Residents and staff had fun with the electric slide dance during April birthday celebrations 🎉

🌸 Happy Spring 🌸

Harlem Center residents enjoyed a tea party, the beautiful spring weather and arts and crafts activities!

Hamilton Park Center residents welcomed spring with Chinese dancers with a beautiful performance!


☘️ St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations ☘️

Residents and staff wore green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with lots of smiles🌈🇮🇪
☘️ Hamilton Park residents enjoyed Chinese dancers and entertainment ☘️
☘️ Linden Center residents enjoyed musical entertainment alongside arts & crafts ☘️
☘️ Crown Heights Center staff had delicious Irish Soda Bread! ☘️

🐰 Happy Easter 🐣

Residents celebrated Easter with delicious food and some Easter crafts 🐣

85th Birthday Celebrations at Crown Heights Center

Join us in celebrating a remarkable milestone as our beloved resident, Juanita, turns 85! 🎉 Happy Birthday, Juanita!

Chinese Programs

Residents at Hamilton Park enjoy the Chinese program.

Resident Game Days at Linden Center

From playing Bingo to the Price is Right – Residents had a fun March!

International Women’s Day Celebrations

Celebrating the strength, resilience, and achievements of the incredible women here at Crown Heights Center this International Women’s Day! 🩷

Debra Besson(purple) and Rose Moses(pink) are two lovely women we celebrated during this year’s International Women’s Day at Crown Heights Center! 💐

Allure Employee Appreciation

Enjoy what you do and enjoy who you do it with! We are thankful today and everyday for our staff and the meaningful relationships we all have cultivated.

Social Workers Month at Allure

Allure celebrates all Social Workers during Social Work Month 2024!
Please meet our fabulous Directors of Social Work:
Elizabeth Hills of Harlem Center, Danielle Russo of Crown Heights, Elisa Brown of Linden Center, and Melissa Zamora of King David Center

Linden Center CEU Event

What a night!! Thank you to everyone who came out to our Linden Center CEU event

Seniors: Be Sure To Make Informed Decisions About Your End-Of-Life Care

In a recent article in Healthcare Business Today, Melissa Powell writes,

Confronting the topic of end-of-life is undeniably difficult. It’s an inherently sensitive and emotionally charged subject that many people (myself included) struggle to think about and discuss with others. However, for older adults, end-of-life care is such a vital part of their healthcare journey — and this demands setting aside feelings of avoidance and reluctance to engage in important discussions to ensure they’re receiving the care that’s aligned with their values and preferences..”

Click here to read the full article.

You Can’t Have Effective Healthcare Without Clinical Collaboration

In a recent article in McKnights, Joel Landau writes,

“There exists an undeniable truth within the healthcare sector: the delivery of effective healthcare is heavily dependent on collaboration among clinical professionals.

This axiom is especially pertinent in the senior care industry, which has experienced significant transformations due to technological advancements, demographic shifts and evolving patient needs. Despite these changes, the pivotal role of clinical collaboration in securing optimal care outcomes steadfastly remains..”

Click here to read the full article.


Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, email us at and let us know!


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Hamilton Park Birthday Celebrations with the NYPD Jazz Band

Joseph Vacchiano whose 101 Birthday is upcoming shortly was greeted by New York City Police Department Jazz Band during their performance for Hamilton Park Center residents. Joseph is a retired New York City Police officer from 1972.


Crown Heights Country Spirit Day

With each staff member representing the colors and patterns of their native countries, Crown Heights becomes a living mosaic, where cultures intertwine and embrace in a beautiful display of diversity. We had an absolute blast together, creating memories that will forever bring smiles to our faces! 🌎

Linden Center Celebrates Father’s Day

Linden Center Residents enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day Celebration!

Linden Center Juneteenth Celebrations

The staff at Linden Center celebrating Juneteenth together!

Entertainment at Linden Center

Residents enjoyed entertainment for Father’s Day and Juneteenth celebrations.

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Bedford Center Virtual Reality Program for Seniors

Rendever virtual reality program for seniors is now LIVE at Bedford Center! This incredible platform will allow residents to engage in experiences like never before.

Hamilton Park Celebrates Nurses Week!

What a beautiful day celebrating our hard-working crew and healthcare heroes all around the world!

Crown Heights Celebrates Nurses Week!

Crown Heights celebrated this incredible group of healthcare heroes and applauded their exceptional work. Thank you, Nurses, for all that you do!

Linden Center Celebrating Nurses week!

Linden Center celebrates our nurses and staff with shirts and mugs!

Bedford Center’s national skilled nursing week festivities

The National Skilled Nursing Week festivities were in full swing at Bedford Center last week, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled! To express our gratitude, we surprised our dedicated staff with goodies and ‘Kindness Crew’ t-shirts. Spreading kindness, one smile at a time!

Linden Center Mother’s Day Celebrations

Mother’s Day Celebration at Linden Center with the staff and residents

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Hamilton Park residents enjoying the Mother’s Day Celebration

Chef Bruno’s Retirement Celebration at Hamilton Park

Savoring the memories, celebrating the legacy. Our Chef Bruno bids farewell to Hamilton Park after 34 amazing years. Cheers to a retirement full of flavors and relaxation!

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For 24 incredible years, Ms. Murl has shared her kind heart and smile with the Linden Center Housekeeping team. She was a true leader and never failed to inspire us with her dedication and impeccable work ethic.

As a tribute to her dedication, Ms. Murl received a citation from Senator Roxanne Persaud’s office, and we couldn’t feel more proud to have had her with us. Ms. Murl, thank you for everything you have given to the Allure family.

Wishing you the best of luck in this next chapter of your life!

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Crown Heights Easter Tea Party

We sat, sipped and celebrated. What a festive Easter Tea Party with our residents and team!

Hamilton Park Easter Celebration and Art

Celebrating Easter with bonnets and art projects!

Linden Center Easter Celebrations

A very Happy Easter from Linden Center!

Bedford Center Passover

Happy Passover from your Bedford Center family. May your cups overflow with peace, prosperity, and health!

A New Trend in Virtual Care: Provider Collaboration

In a recent article in Physicians Practice, Joel Landau writes,

As we move into the third year of the pandemic, virtual care, or telehealth, has become a common way for healthcare providers to diagnose, treat, and communicate with patients. Healthcare systems in the future will need to deliver more accessible care. Collaborative and team-based care are interchangeable terms that define a scenario where patient-care coordination is utilized across different specializations and healthcare settings...”

Click here to read the full article.

Staying Connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental well-being.

If you or someone you know would like to offer entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, reply to this email and let us know!

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Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is always a fun celebration at the Allure Group centers. This year was no different. Wishing everyone a prosperous Year of the Rabbit!

Blue Carpet Farewells

We are overjoyed as always for this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Play a Vital Role in ‘Work of the Future’

The pandemic has pushed many businesses to “the most important pivot point of the past couple years,” as Dannielle Appelhans, COO of the Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical firm Rubius Therapeutics, said in a piece on the MIT Sloan website. Appelhans added that there now appears to be “a path to move forward into what will be our new normal, or our ‘work of the future.’”

No sector has been impacted as dramatically and obviously as healthcare. In the early weeks and months of the outbreak, organizations found themselves pushed to the breaking point by a large influx of patients. As a result, those organizations were left searching for time-efficient and cost-efficient ways to deal with a wide array of operational, clinical, and administrative challenges.

Artificial intelligence often proved to be the antidote, and is expected to be an even greater factor going forward, given the increased pressure clinicians face to produce accurate documentation as a result of value-based payment models. In addition, healthcare systems are continually striving to meet the challenges presented by a population that is growing older and older.

Click here to read the full article published on Hospital & Healthcare Management.

Staying Connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, reply to this email and let us know!

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The Allure Group Earns Eli Pick Award

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The Allure Group is proud to announce that our Crown Heights Center, Hamilton Park, and Harlem Center have been recognized by the American College of Healthcare Administrators for the Eli Pick Leadership Award.  The award is presented each year to the skilled nursing facilities deemed to be among the nation’s top performers.

Winners are selected based on a variety of quality indicators, quality measures, overall census as well as three years of survey data.

Only 7% of the nation’s SNFs qualified for the honor. We are extremely excited and humbled to have been recognized. Congrats again to this year’s winners!

ATCU Marks First Full Month

The Advanced Transitional Care Unit, a joint partnership between Maimonides Medical Center and the Hamilton Park Center, completed its first full month of operation.

The ATCU is a state-of-the-art transitional care unit that ensures patients make a smooth transition from the acute to post-acute setting. Patients are stratified based on diagnosis and acuity, then receive enhanced transitional care until moving into the post-acute phase of their stay. We’re excited to see the success this new program will bring to our patients!

Allure To Celebrate National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1

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The first Friday of every February — i.e., American Heart Month — is designated National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease. This year that occasion falls on Feb. 1, and Allure plans to join the wave of red sweeping the nation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, killing some 610,000 people every year. Some 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. We invite all to join us in bringing awareness by wearing red tomorrow, Feb 1st.

Stay tuned for a full listing of events taking place this month at Allure as we recognize American Heart Month and Allure’s groundbreaking Hearts in Motion Cardiac Rehabilitation program!

Allure COO Melissa Powell Published on

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Team-building, one of an executive’s most critical tasks, is primarily a matter of promoting professional development and personal wellness within the workforce. So writes Allure Group COO Melissa Powell for the publication

Developing great employees is a multifaceted task, but much of it starts by addressing their needs as professionals. In any industry, development and fulfillment are the major aspects of professional satisfaction, and any organization that works hard to foster these two qualities will find itself enjoying the rewards–motivated, self-starting, hardworking employees.

Melissa adds that it is also important to provide such perks as meditation rooms, yoga studios and exercise facilities, to help employees deal with the everyday stresses of their jobs.

Happy 90th Birthday!!

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We are proud to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the members of our Adult Day Care program. Thank you to our King David Center for hosting a fun birthday bash to celebrate a wonderful person!

Pet Therapy at Harlem Center


Pet therapy for the elderly has become a popular method of therapy for senior citizens. In fact, the documented benefits of interaction with pets are mental, emotional, and even physical.

Residents at our Harlem Center recently enjoyed some pet therapy with a few adorable dogs who came to visit.

Cooking Lessons at King David Center

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Residents at our King David Center participated in a cooking lesson recently where they learned how to make trifles. It was a fun afternoon with delicious sweet treats, thanks very much to everyone who participated.

Bedford Center Employee Of The Month


Congratulations to Fang Wu, this month’s Employee of the Month at our Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation! Thanks so much for all of the work you do for The Allure Group!

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Happy Easter/ Happy Passover/ happy Spring!


Here are some fun Passover facts:

  1. This holiday, which celebrates the Israelites’ freedom from Egyptian slavery, is the oldest and most important festival celebrated by Jewish people.
  2. Passover is named after the literal event of God “passing over” the Jewish households back in the day when he unleashed 10 plagues on Egypt because the Pharaoh refused to let the Jewish slaves go free. Can you name them all?
  3. During Passover, Jewish people eat matzos, an unleavened bread made of flour and water, in tribute to their ancestors.
  4. The Coca-Cola Company actually has its plants switch to cane sugar instead of corn syrup in some batches to make the beverage kosher for the holiday.

And here are some fun facts about Easter:

  1. Next to Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy-consuming holiday of the year.
  2. Some $14.7 billion is spent each year on the holiday in the U.S.
  3. More than 90 million chocolate bunnies, 91.4 billion eggs and 700 million marshmallow Peeps are produced each year in our country.
  4. Americans buy more than 700 million Peeps during the Easter season, making it the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
  5. Over 16 million jelly beans are consumed in the U.S. during this holiday, enough to circle the globe three times.

A Huge Congrats to our Harlem & Linden Centers!

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Our COO Melissa Powell and the leadership teams from the Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation each received a Quality Award from American Health Care Association at a ceremony held in New Orleans in early March.

The Quality Initiative is a national effort, launched in 2012, to further improve the quality of care in America’s long-term and post-acute care centers. Members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in crucial areas like hospitalizations and antipsychotics usage, with the goal of meeting the criteria in four areas by March 2021.

Dr. Salgado Quoted in this month’s Men’s Health Magazine

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Dr. Miran Salgado, quoted in the recent March issue of Men’s Health magazine on ‘What Causes A Brain Fart’, continues to lead our “Minds in Motion” program, a specialized 28-bed unit in the King David Center catering to the needs of those who have suffered a stroke or are afflicted with degenerative neuromuscular disorders like Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

While all of three of these diseases are incurable, advances have been made in research. And in the case of Parkinson’s and MS, patients’ quality of life can be greatly enhanced with the proper care, like that which is administered by Dr. Salgado and his staff of specially trained therapists.

They make use of advanced equipment and techniques. “Minds in Motion” also features an ongoing lecture series, “the Vanguard Series,” which is available to staff, patients, families and the community at large.

To read Dr Salgado’s quote, make sure to pick up one of the March Men’s Health printed edition’s before they’re off the shelf!

The Allure Group Recognizes Social Work Month

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March is National Social Work Month, during which the nation’s 650,000 social workers are honored for their tireless work as advocates, champions and leaders seeking to improve society.

According to a release, social workers are forever seeking to join people with each other and their communities in an attempt to find ways to address issues like hunger, affordable housing, equal rights and making organizations and government accountable.

This month affords everyone the opportunity to shine a light on social workers’ efforts.

Hamilton Park Celebrated St Patrick’s Day With A Special Holiday Menu

allure group st patricks mealWe hope you enjoyed the holiday! Hamilton Park enjoyed a special menu on Saturday March 17th with Irish Soda Bread for breakfast, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Boiled Potatoes and Rye Bread for lunch followed by delicious St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes.

Bedford Center Celebrates First Day Of Spring

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Happy Spring! We are excited about the changing of seasons and look forward to warmer weather! Bedford Center welcomed the first day of spring on March 20th by celebrating with a horticultural therapist.

Sallie Stutz, a Horticultural Therapist who also works in Rusk Rehab, came to Bedford Center and did an amazing program! Our residents on all cognitive and physical levels really enjoyed it! She’s extremely patient, informative and got them all involved in all steps of the learning and planting.

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Harlem Center Introduces Hearts in Motion

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The Allure Group is proud to announce that its ground-breaking “Hearts in Motion” protocol was just introduced at our Harlem Center.

“Hearts in Motion,” developed by Allure’s Chief Medical Officer Rekha Bhandari, MD: Jeffrey Bander, MD; and Chief Operating Officer Melissa Powell, allows staffers to remotely monitor patients afflicted with congestive heart failure. These medical professionals receive automated alerts whenever the patients undergo significant changes in their health, and can act appropriately.

Allure began “Hearts in Motion” in response to statistics that showed that patients who entered a nursing facility were likely to be readmitted 25 percent of the time. Believing that a lack of information can lead to poor care or slow reaction times, Allure first tested its unique protocol with a group of 152 patients.

Each patient was assigned a team consisting of a cardiologist, nurse, and rehab social worker. Live monitoring is then established, so real-time data is delivered to the cardiologists and other specialists, regardless of where the patient happens to be located.

If any factor — be it weight, renal function or some other indicator of potential health risk — changes significantly, the cardiologist receives an immediate automated alert. To monitor slower long-term changes, the teams meet weekly to discuss the patient’s overall health.

“Hearts in Motion” resulted in a decrease in hospital readmissions from 31 percent to seven percent in the test group.

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating At King David Center

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We hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day! We had a great time celebrating across our centers! Here are a few photos of our Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating party held at King David Center

The Allure Group Celebrates Black History Month


The Allure Group honors Black History Month, a month whose origins can be traced back to 1915, when the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) was founded by historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland.

The organization began sponsoring Negro History Week in 1926, an event recognized in cities across the country in the decades that followed. It evolved into Black History Month on several college campuses during the Civil Rights movement of the late ‘60s, and in 1976 president Gerald Ford officially designated the month as such.

The goal, Ford said at the time, was to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

The Allure Group is proud to announce our Hearts In Motion readmission rate for 2017


We’d like to tout the 1.1 percent readmission rate of our cardiology program in 2017, Hearts In Motion, something that is almost unheard of in the world of nursing homes!

The readmission rate in the nation’s healthcare facilities was a target of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, and it shrank from 20 percent to 18 percent in 2013, following the implementation of the ACA’s readmission reduction program.

That led to an accompanying cost reduction. The School of Public Health determined that the Veterans Administration, for example, could save $2,140 per patient by enacting means by which those patients at a high risk for being readmitted were properly handled.

The Allure Group is on board with that as well. We want to thank and honor our dedicated team of doctors, medical professionals and staff who make this possible.

Thanks to everyone who Participated in National Wear Red Day to Support Healthy Heart Month!


Staff members across various locations of ours decided to show their support on Wear Red Day, thanks to everyone who showed their support! Featured above are members of our lovely Harlem Center staff.

The Allure Group Announces Partnership with Chinatown ManPower Project


On January 30th, The Allure group held a press conference at our Hamilton Park Center, in honor of The Allure Group and CMP (Chinatown Man Power Project) where we announced our partnership in providing CNA training for the Asian-American community as Hamilton Park becomes a training site for CNA trainees externship.

The Allure Group is partnering with CMP to provide internship opportunities and experiences to nursing students, to supplement their studies by practicing what they learned in the classroom in a real-life setting.

We are so excited about teaming up in alliance to transform lives! This not only affects both organizations involved, but is helping people to save lives and we are happy to be a part of this.

Check out this clip from the press conference yesterday, thanks to News12 Brooklyn:

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