Art from the Heart Program Winners Selected

Joanne O'Connor

On behalf of the Foundation for Quality Care and the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living, we are pleased to announce that the artists have been selected for the 2019 Art from the Heart wall calendar.

We tasked our panel of independent jurors with the challenging assignment of choosing 13 pieces from 94 submissions provided by nursing home and assisted living residents from across the state. This year, a total of 60 member facilities participated in the program and entries were received from every NYSHFA/NYSCAL district. We recognize and applaud all the inspiring artists for sharing their talents. The 13 selected pieces will be featured in the 2019 “Art from the Heart” wall calendar.

Following are the names of the artists who will appear in the calendar:

Esther Cohen
Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre Assisted Living
Rockville Centre, NY

Gina Fish
The Pines at Heartwood
Troy, NY

Jean Freese
Fulton Center for Rehab & Healthcare
Gloversville, NY

Julia Gibbs
Elderwood of Lakeside at Brockport
Brockport, NY

Joyce Hennelly
Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
Cooperstown, NY

Anna Hildegard - Wade
Elderwood at Lockport
Lockport, NY

Roslyn Lieberman
Maple Pointe at Rockville Centre Assisted Living
Rockville Centre, NY

Audrey McKnight
ElderWood Assisted Living at Hamburg
Hamburg, NY

Shirley Meyers
Willow Towers Assisted Living
New Rochelle, NY

Carol Sauerwald
Daleview Care Center
Farmingdale, NY

Marjorie Spivey
Martine Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
White Plains, NY

Patrick Thomas
McPeaks Adult Home
Patchogue, NY

Anne Weinert
Middletown Park Rehab & Health Care Center
Middletown, NY

Special thanks to: Christopher Sanford; Jill Cozzy, New York State Museum; and local artist Wren Panzella, represented by the Sorelle Gallery; who provided their time and expertise in selecting our winners.

The “Art from the Heart” Program was launched as a way to honor the vibrant contributions and creative spirit of residents like yours. Thanks to our members who participated in the contest and providing the chance for your residents to shine.

If you have any questions about the Art from the Heart program, please contact Joanne O’Connor at the Foundation for Quality Care.


Nancy Leveille
Executive Director
518-462-4800 ext. 20

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23