Cohen, Florence, Levine Estates assisted living residents enjoy the water on the shore of Revere Beach. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare.)

Revere Beach is a treasured childhood destination for many of the residents at Chelsea Jewish Lifecare’s Cohen Florence, Levine Estates assisted living in Chelsea, MA. Thanks to the efforts of the staff, community residents made a trip to the beach for some nostalgia and plenty of sunshine and sand.

“Some of the residents were talking at dinner one evening about how much they loved Revere Beach, and we decided then and there to schedule a trip in the summer,” Executive Director Kristen Donnelly said. “Planning the myriad of details was a huge undertaking, but seeing the huge smiles on the residents’ faces and hearing their laughter throughout the day made it all worthwhile.”

On arrival, the group was greeted by the warmest water of the season. There were plenty of activities in which to partake, ranging from beach games, singing and dancing to having a slice of pizza at a beachfront restaurant. 

Recreational Director Jimmy Honohan even made sure residents were able to go into the water by working closely with the Revere Department of Conservation & Recreation to obtain beach-accessible and floating wheelchairs.

Having served as the first woman city councillor in Revere, resident Rita Singer was grateful for the chance to come back home.

“I grew up in Chelsea and have wonderful memories of summers on this beach,” she said. “It’s really special for me to be here today.”

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