Seniors from Kew Gardens Community Center, Rego Park Senior Center, Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills and The Samuel Field Y gathered at the nursing and rehabilitation facility for the final judging of their works of art.
The Grand turned into an art gallery for the day. Department heads from local hospitals such as St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, North Shore LIJ, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center volunteered their time to participate in the judgement of the paintings.
While many paintings were included in the final round of competition, judges had a tough time choosing the top talent. Eventually, the judges chose three honorable mentions, as well as a third, second, and first place winner of the contest. Each painter left The Grand competition with a certificate of appreciation and a gift bag.
The first prize winner, a senior from The Samuel Field Y, took home a gift card which will allow the facility to spend more on art supplies.
“Everyone's a winner here at The Grand,” said Jeremy B. Strauss, CEO of The Grand Healthcare System. “We are excited to have been able to host this art show and glad that the local seniors of the Queens community were able to use their talents for a healthy and fun activity.”
(Images courtesy of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens)