February 14, 2015
Our mother, Jane Mangan was a resident of the Bristal at Lynbrook, Reflections unit for the last 4 1/2 years. We were exceptionally pleased with the competent care and love she was shown by so many fine Bristal staff members. Words cannot express our thanks to Shaniqua Hayes and the caring professionals on the Reflections unit. Each one went above and beyond to give our mom and the other residents on that floor the respect and dignity they deserved as well as making their final years as pleasant and fun as possible. The commitment to their “family”, as they called their residents, demonstrated professionalism, empathy and loving care.
I have never met a more dedicated group of women who take so much pride in their work. Shaniqua Hayes and Tiffany Campbell top the list-they set the high standards for the Reflections unit that were reflected in the work of each member of their team. Sarah Johnson, Cislyn Butcher and Icilda Esty, always went above and beyond in their care for all their residents. Marie Pierre, Pauline Staine, Mireille Joseph, and Mercylin Brown were exceptional in their care and concern as were Nadine Richards, Marie Pierre, Jodian Campbell, Marie Noel Gaspard, and Michenelle Valcourt. Many thanks also to Sheree Sims, Amiria Casimir, Ruth Arevalo, Beverly Hall, Michelle Jones, Jacqueline Armstrong, Jeanette Campbell, Marcia Edwards and Veronica Fremong who always had a kind word and smile for Jane.
Thank you to John Giordano, Parthenia, and Melissa who were very helpful during Jane’s last few weeks on hospice, as well as Alan, David, Michelle, and Pamela who always greeted Jane by name for the 4 years she was there. I must also mention Billy and Mike who always had a smile and hello for Jane and Jeanette who hugged her every time she dropped off towels. Thank you to the ladies from Queen of Peace Parish who prayed with Jane and made it possible for her to receive Holy Communion each week. Special thanks to Viola, Jane’s roommate for 4 1/2 years, and devoted niece, Renee. Your support meant the world to us. Thank you also to all the wonderful residents of the Reflections unit. May God bless you all and watch over you.
Our family has been very privileged to know all of you and on behalf of Jane, we wish you much good health and happiness in life. We also hope that at the end of our lives and yours, we will all be so fortunate to be cared for by such kind and loving people as yourselves.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Robert, Elizabeth, Michael, and Pat Mangan
Kristin, Keriann, Kevin, Kiaya, Ryan, Kevin, Andrea, Ellie, Ryan, Conor, Cassidy