Pho tos by Angie Baan
CREATES ONE LAST
MEMORY FOR ITS
esidents, family members, vol-
unteers and community mem-
bers crowded into the parlor of
Elan Village in Southfield for a
farewell tea on July 9. The kosher nursing
home is closing for financial reasons by the
end of July.
Dick Fink, co-owner of Elan Village,
praised the staff for providing excellent care
to residents, offering them love and warmth
on a daily basis. The Elan residents and
families gave a standing ovation as Marcia
Mittelman, executive director, acknowl-
edged each department manager and staff
The tears flowed freely as final hugs and
kisses were exchanged. Though the Elan
Village era is ending, the facility's family-
like atmosphere will be remembered.
Clockwise from top..
Residents Gertrude Broudy,
foreground, and Sherlie
Anstandig watch as staff
members are honored.
Rose Glick, an Elan Village
resident, surveys the
Resident Martin Bruselo jj
ponders the future.
Elan Village Executive Director
Marcia Mittelman addresses
the group of residents, family
and staff as Janet An tin,
director of community services,
stands by her