SARASOTA, FL (December 23, 2013) – The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) gifted Sunnyside Village with donations at their Holiday Mixer on December 16 at Michael’s Wine Cellar. The group donated personal items, bears, blankets, and puzzles for their 60 skilled nursing residents to brighten their holidays.
“We appreciate the generosity of the FPRA chapter members and the abundant donations they gave of personal items, bears, blankets and puzzles for our skilled nursing residents,” says Julie Platt, APR, FPRA member and Sunnyside Marketing and Sales Specialist. “When a person is admitted as a resident to our Health Center, he or she comes into an unfamiliar environment. A small gift given in kindness is very meaningful to our residents.” – Julie Platt, APR, Marketing & Sales Specialist, Sunnyside Village.
Shown in photo L to R: Diane Marcello, Administrator of Sunnyside Health Services; Julie Platt, APR, Marketing & Sales Specialist of Sunnyside Village; Marie Pignataro, Skilled Nursing Activities Director; and Melanie Paschal, resident of the Health Center and Resident Council Chair for the Health Center.
The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) has been serving Florida public relations professionals for 70 years, being founded in 1938 by Lt. Col. John W. Dillin. FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. There are 15 professional chapters and many university chapters located throughout Florida, including the Central West Coast Chapter. The Central West Coast Chapter was formed in 1966 and has more than 120 members from Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. Members represent area businesses, nonprofits, independent public relations agencies/partnerships, and students. For more information, please visit www.cwcfpra.com.
About Sunnyside Village
Sunnyside Village offers independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing in a Christian neighborhood setting. Sunnyside Health and Rehabilitation Center serves 60 residents requiring therapy services, short term rehabilitation care and long term medical care. Last year, Sunnyside Health and Rehabilitation Center earned the Governor’s Gold Seal Award through the Agency for Health Care Administration for a fifth consecutive time. It also received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in the U.S. News and World Report’s fifth annual best nursing homes category.