Eden Heights Holiday Craft Sale

Get a head start on this year’s shopping at our Holiday Craft Sale.

Saturday, November 10th
Eden Heights
4071 Hardt Road
Eden, NY
716-992-4466

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Refreshments, Door Prizes, Bake Sale & Vendors
including:

Paparazzi Jewelry w/ Nina (Fashionable $5 Jewelry & Hair Accessories)

Pen & Ink Artwork by Gary Sellig

Crafts by Donna (Hanging Towels, Scarves & Ornaments)

Swarovski Jewelry w/ Cindy (Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Holiday Jewelry & Personalized Hand Painted Wooden Ornaments)

*Receive a door price ticket w/ any vendor purchase!

Music Entertainment by Tony Pedulla from
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Welcoming Memphis

dog looking attentively at camera

I would like to share this article with everyone. We were so fortunate and excitied when Memphis and his handler Tom Kuhs made a visit to Eden Heights last week.

Thomas G. Kuhs and his canine companion, Memphis, are making area residents smile in a unique way.No, Memphis is not a circus dog that does tricks at halftime of sporting events, but Memphis and Kuhs are a registered dog and handler team that visit nursing homes in the Southern Tier, creating happiness for those who may be restricted to a nursing home.
Kuhs took Memphis to Phillips Command Dogs in Olean, where the canine was trained in obedience and therapy. The training was not only for Memphis, but for Kuhs.
¢€œThe dog¢€™s 20 percent of the training, the human is 80 percent,¢€ Kuhs said.
To receive certification, Kuhs and Memphis took three test visits to two different homes in Olean, where after, they earned registration to the National Alliance of Service Dogs. Kuhs is also allowed to enter state buildings under the state Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, or OPWDD which recently used to be the OMRDD.
¢€œYou can take an Alzheimer¢€™s patient that maybe is not responding and doesn¢€™t talk,¢€ Kuhs said. ¢€œ¢€¦ You take a dog up to them and let them see the dog, sometimes they will speak, they will reach down and pet the dog and smile. And even talk to them at times.¢€
Trained dogs can even help make some vocal when they haven¢€™t spoken to others.
¢€œI do it because whatever you do on this earth, echoes through all eternity,¢€ Kuhs said. ¢€œIf you can do one small thing to help out somebody less fortunate, or somebody who is having trouble, that is what you do. It¢€™s a pretty small price to pay to put a smile on somebody¢€™s face”.

National Superhero Day

women smiling in front of fire department

Saturday April 28th, Eden Heights celebrated National SuperHero Day. A couple residents & staff took muffins to our local Superhero’s at the Eden Police, Fire & EMS Stations in appreciation for all they do. The families & staff made a large board, that had all the residents names and a description of what makes them a superhero. In the morning the residents made buttons to wear of their favorite superhero. At our afternoonsocial the staff had some fun wearing superhero shirts and we did superhero trivia, raffled off a superhero pillow and enjoyed some decorative cupcakes.

Welcoming 2018! Happy New Year

man singing and playing piano at new year's celebration

Eden Heights would like to wish everyone a Healthy & Happy New Year!

We celebrated with a New Years Eve party with music by Ramundo, a champagne toast, hats, noise makers, pizza & wings and a balloon drop. On New Years Day the residents and staff enjoyed a special family style sit down meal with a champagne toast to welcome in the new year.

Veterans Cookout

group smiling with american flag

The Eden Auxiliary and Legion Riders visited Eden Heights today to treat our Veterans to a cookout. They grilled bratwurst & hamburgers and also had tuna macaroni salad, fruit salad and strawberry/blueberry shortcake. What a feast! It was a great time to socialize & check out the motorcycles on such a beautiful day.

Thank you again to the Auxiliary for today and for visiting every month to celebrate the Veterans birthdays and to the Legion Riders for also joining us and creating some great memories.