A Gala Reimagined
The 20th Annual Villa Gala HEROES was held on June 2nd, 2021 and the day was more than we imagined it would be. We can’t thank our community enough for supporting the vision of bringing the Gala home to the residents and staff of St. Joseph’s Villa.
The day was a great success! Thanks to our community’s support, the Villa was decorated beautifully, residents sported corsages and boutonnieres and a day full of activities entertained residents and staff.
The Foundation’s day started at 6:00 am welcoming day shift staff and ended at 6:00 pm welcoming and serving dinner to our evening shift staff. The afternoon started with a recorded welcome from our Presenting Sponsor, Joe Mancinelli of LiUNA, and our Health Care Hero Sponsor, Lou Serafini of Fengate. This was followed by music, dancing, singing, a drive-by parade from first responders and supporters, photo booths and activities in the resident home areas. More than 360 staff enjoyed a beautiful meal provided by LiUNA Station, while 405 residents had a special meal based on their dietary needs provided by our Dietary Department.
The day was filled with energy and excitement, and it was such a special way to honour our staff and residents after such a difficult year.
Thank you for your support!