Category Archives: Resident News

Cheektowaga Couple Celebrates 70 Years of Marriage

For more information, please contact: Dawn Harsch, communications director at (716) 479-3865 Helen Koeppelle, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, and her husband Carl of Cheektowaga celebrated their 70th anniversary at a party in their honor. They were married on June 5, 1948 and have been residents of […]

Poetry Club Readings

For more information, please contact: Dawn Harsch, communications director at (716) 479-3865 Clarence resident Karin Johnson, a volunteer at Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Lancaster and a retired school teacher, has been working with the residents to channel their creativity and write collaborative poems. The poetry club meets once a month and includes reading, writing […]

Harris Hill Resident Ruth Moore Celebrates 103rd Birthday

For more information, please contact: Dawn Harsch, communications director at (716) 479-3865 Ruth Moore, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Lancaster, celebrated her 103 birthday at a party in her honor. She was born on January 15, 1915 in Buffalo to Violet (Bowers) and Emil Beutler. Ruth’s mother passed away […]

Honoring Northgate’s Heroes Past & Present

For more information, please contact: Dawn Harsch, communications director, (716) 479-3865 More than 65 employees, residents and family members from Northgate Health Care Facility proudly honored veterans at the facility’s annual recognition ceremony. The event included a reading of each veteran’s rank and branch of service followed by the presentation of a certificate, pin and […]

Letters from Home for the Holidays

For more information, please contact Dawn Harsch, Communications Director at (716) 479-3865 Residents at Garden Gate Health Care Facility recently decorated festive holiday cards for 250 soldiers in the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (forward) stationed in Ukraine. Activity Director Rhonda Gorman’s son Derrick Garner of Cheektowaga is the public affairs officer for the team […]

Northgate Honors Veteran Robert Ohlenschlager

For more information, please contact: Dawn Harsch, Communications Director at (716) 479-3865 Robert Ohlenschlager was born on October 3, 1929 in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Army from October of 1946 – September of 1949 and was stationed in Alaska with the 208 Signal Service Command during World War II. He retired at the […]

Harris Hill Honors Veteran William Zaller

For more information, please contact: Dawn Harsch, Communications Director at (716) 479-3865 William Zaller was born in Silver Creek, NY on July 21, 1926. He served in the Army from 1944 – 1946 and was an assistant tank driver of an M4 Gunner during World War II. He served in Japan, Washington state and Fort […]

Garden Gate Honors Veteran Jimmy Jackson

For more information, please contact: Dawn Harsch, Communications Director at (716) 479-3865 Jimmy Jackson was born on September 3, 1947 in Besmar, AL. He served in the Army as a sharpman shooter for 14 months during the Vietnam War. While in Saigon, he was a transportation dispatcher and was mentored by a handicapped civilian, “Mr. […]

Garden Gate Resident Celebrates 103 Years

For Immediate Release, Please Contact: Dawn Harsch, Communications Director at (716) 479-3865 Dorothea Lapress, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, celebrated her 103 birthday at a party in her honor. Dorothea was born in West Seneca on September 13, 1914. She and her husband, the late Laverne Lapress, […]

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