Andrus On Hudson Fashion Show Lights Up National Nursing Home Week

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Models and their escorts strolled the runway at Andrus On Hudson as part of the National Nursing Home Week celebration week-long on. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
The top three winners in the Andrus On Hudson Fashion Show accept their bouquets.
The top three winners in the Andrus On Hudson Fashion Show accept their bouquets. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Fashion show judges Rosa Rodriguez, Novella Kelly and Patricia Smith had a tough job judging all the fashionistas.
Fashion show judges Rosa Rodriguez, Novella Kelly and Patricia Smith had a tough job judging all the fashionistas. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
The Kerr Family showed their Western roots in the Andrus On Hudson Fashion Show.
The Kerr Family showed their Western roots in the Andrus On Hudson Fashion Show. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Fashion winner Bill Oakman and escort Lori Hanzus,
Fashion winner Bill Oakman and escort Lori Hanzus, Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Fashion model Gloria Rose Malota and escort Jerris Albrega.
(Rose really was a fashion model a few decades ago).
Fashion model Gloria Rose Malota and escort Jerris Albrega. (Rose really was a fashion model a few decades ago). Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Andrus On Hudson staffers were escorts and assisted with music.
Andrus On Hudson staffers were escorts and assisted with music. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Therapy dog Baileym who visits with Andrus seniors each week, sported his best collar and tie.
Therapy dog Baileym who visits with Andrus seniors each week, sported his best collar and tie. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Eugenia Filipowski and her escort Matthe Garbarino are ready  for the runway.
Eugenia Filipowski and her escort Matthe Garbarino are ready for the runway. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore
Harriet Katz in formal wear escorted by Ashley Scala ay the Andrus On Hudson Fashion Show.
Harriet Katz in formal wear escorted by Ashley Scala ay the Andrus On Hudson Fashion Show. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Stylish seniors, caregivers and family members took turns on the runway Tuesday as Andrus On Hudson continued its National Nursing Home Week celebration with a fashion show.

Senior residents and staffers donned formal, casual, sportswear and genre fashions as they strolled the runway to the delight of residents and family members in the audience.

While everyone who participated seem to enjoy the flirtation with fashion modeling, the big winners were Sister Marion Bohen in first place, followed by senior resident Bill Oakman and staffer Karen Chase.

"What just happened?" Sister Marion said after hearing her name called as the first-place winner. "I spent 20 years in Indonesia (as a nun). I love to dance and I really liked being in the fashion show. I'm so surprised because i never won anything like this, ever."

Charles and Georgina Kerr of Yonkers and their 4-year-old granddaughter Emmalynne waked the runway in Western garb.

"This is our first time together in a fashion show that's for sure," Georgina Kerr said. "My husband (Charles) in from Oklahoma, so that was our fashion choice. It's all a lot of fun.

“Living the Aloha Spirit” is the 2014 theme for National Nursing Home Week, which has been celebrated since 1967 and spotlights nursing home residents and staff and encourages all to celebrate those that make a positive difference in their lives every day. 

Andrus on Hudson in Hastings will be celebrating with special events each day. Sandra Sindaco, CTRS, Director of Community Life, and the Community Life Department have planned the following for the rest of the week.

Wednesday, May 14:  Matters of the Heart, Opening Art Reception in the lobby and Auditorium from 3-5 pm.  Refreshments will be served and artists will be on hand to talk about or sell their works. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, May 15: Staff/Resident Trivia Competition in the First Floor Lounge at 2 p.m.

Friday, May 16:  Performance by The River Singers acapella group in the Auditorium at 4:15 p.m.

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