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Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time when breast cancer prevention advocates around the country join forces to highlight the potential causes, symptoms, and treatment options for this disease. From educating women about the importance of an annual screening to raising awareness about risk factors, the month has been crucial in helping reduce deaths related to breast cancer.

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Celebrating Heritage Through Food: Octopus Escabeche Recipe

Food is at the heart of so many cultures. It is an expression of love and experience, passed down from generation to generation. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 through October 15, we celebrate the cultures and identities of our team members and how they express them to our Sunrise community through their food.

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How One Sunrise Team Member Shares His Culture Through Food for Hispanic Heritage Month

Senior Dining Services Coordinator Cruz has worked in the food industry for more than 30 years. His passion for food and for sharing the food of his native Puerto Rico have been key tenets of his career and of his time at Sunrise. This month, Cruz celebrates his 10-year anniversary with the Sunrise family and wanted to share one of his favorite dishes with all of you in honor of that milestone and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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“Enjoy the Little Things” Centenarian Couple Celebrates 78 Years of Marriage

Dick and Lorraine are married residents at Sunrise of Grosse Pointe Woods in Michigan. Their smiling faces and names might be familiar because last month they both welcomed their 100th birthdays just a few days apart from each other, ushering them into the ranks of the Sunrise Centenarian Club.

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Dining with Daisy: The Celebrity Chef Leading Sunrise of New Dorp’s Kitchen

“I cook food that makes you feel like you’re getting a hug from mom,” Chef Daisy says with a smile that automatically puts you at ease. Her face is adorned with thick, plastic glasses and framed with red bandana tied tightly around her hair to keep it in place while she cooks. Her presence is maternal, but you also know she is not to be messed with, especially in the kitchen. As the Director of Dining Services at the newly-opened Sunrise of New Dorp on Staten Island, she has to mean business. The assisted living and memory care community recently welcomed its first residents this month which means Chef Daisy Martinez is about to be a very busy woman.

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How One Team Member’s Cancer Journey Helped Inspire 12 Communities to Live with Generosity

Leslie Henry joined Sunrise of Granite Run in Media, Pennsylvania nearly eight years ago after her mother’s passing inspired her to go back to school to earn another Bachelor’s degree.

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Happy New Year, Sunrise Family!

In bidding farewell to 2021, we know we have a lot be grateful for, especially our dedicated team members, our beloved residents, and our supportive families. Everyone in our communities brings unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives that help shape the Sunrise experience and create wonderfully warm, engaging, and inviting homes.

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Happy Thanksgiving Sunrise! A Message from Our CEO

Happy Thanksgiving! Read a message from our Chief Executive Officer, Jack Callison.

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