Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony At Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
June 10, 2013
Amityville, NY-- Seventeen couples were joined by family, friends and staff on a recent beautiful spring afternoon at Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to celebrate their lives together and renew their vows.
Couples together for 36 to 67 years participated in renewal ceremonies celebrating their journeys, which encompass sacred vows, commitment, sacrifices, challenges, children, grandchildren, joys and sorrow. Local religious leaders were invited to preside over the ceremonies.
The Rev. Randolph Geminder from St. Mary’s Church in Amityville greeted all the couples as they filed into the dining room and Gerard Kaiser; vice president of senior services at Broadlawn Manor, welcomed the couples, families, friends and staff. Ms. Jean Salvato, a member of the therapeutic recreation department, introduced the clergy performing the ceremonies: the Rev. Emanuel Otiaba, Chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospital; the Rev. David Anglin of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amityville; and Rabbi Mickey Baun, Director of Education at Temple Beth Am in Merrick.
The Jewish couples were presented with a beautifully framed Ketubah, signed by Rabbi Baun and donated by Ms. Rhonda Faulkner. A ketubah is considered an integral part of a Jewish marriage, outlining the rights and responsibilities of the couple.
Each ceremony was a little different, yet the common thread was the couples’ love for each other, which was clearly evident. The ceremony was followed with congratulations, music and some very tasty wedding cake.
“Our couples smiled, cried, held hands and gave loving glances. Anyone who attended was moved by their commitment and journey, said Gerard Kaiser, vice president of senior services at Broadlawn Manor. “I am very proud of our therapeutic recreation department for planning such a memorable event and I am grateful to our religious leaders for their time and support. Broadlawm Manor values the opportunity to create wonderful memories and enhance quality of life.”
We Congratulate our Couples Listed Below:
Stanley and Sarah Butterworth
Thomas and Kathleen Brandt
Gerald and Iris Brodsky
David and Joan Curtin
Cosmo and Isolde DiCostanzo
Sidney and Sydell Geller
John and Ann Gorgone
Fred and MaryAnn Kozak
Joseph and Grace McNulty
Thomas and Phyllis Murn
Richard and Frances Petracca
Gustave and Louise Preiser
Stanley and Harriet Schnapper
Eli and Leah Seifert
Michael and Virginia Telesca
John and Jill Zaffuto
Richard and Allison Zweig
Media Contacts:Mary Jeanne Corea