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Sweethearts Celebrate Valentine's Day at Christian Health Care Center

Four long-time happily married couples who reside at Hillcrest Residence at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff, celebrated Valentine's Day reminiscing about past Valentine's Days.

VALENTINE SWEETHEARTS ... Four long-time happily married couples who reside at Hillcrest Residence, an independent home for seniors at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff, celebrated Valentine's Day reminiscing about past Valentine's Days and talking about their families. Marion and Raymond Schaper were long-time residents of Midland Park and moved to Hillcrest last July. They have been married for 61 years and have a daughter, a son, a granddaughter, and a grandson. Mr. Schaper remarked that instead of reciting the prayer, "God is great, God is good, thank you for this food," he always said, "God is great, God is good, thank you our family.” Mr. Schaper always bought his wife a heart-shaped box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day.

"I gave her the candy," laughed Mr. Schaper, "and her father and I ate it. We
did let her have a couple of pieces.”

Wilma and Henry Mol raised their family in Clifton and have been married for 51 years. They have one son and two granddaughters. He also traditionally gave his
wife a heart-shaped box of chocolates. They have lived at Hillcrest for four
years.

“We are treated very well here,” said Mr. Mol. “The staff is very nice and the
food is always delicious! We have no complaints.”

Frieda and Gordon Bartlam met at the Jersey Shore, but admitted it wasn’t
really quite love at first sight. In fact, he dated a friend of Frieda’s before
asking her out. But they have been happily married for 62 years and raised
their family in Midland Park and Franklin Lakes and have lived at Hillcrest for
nearly two years. They have a daughter, two sons, five grandsons, two
granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.

Johanna and Sam Van Grouw raised five sons in Midland Park and have been
married for 61 years. They moved to Hillcrest last September. The first Valentine’s Day they met, he gave her a box of homemade caramels and a small red and white handkerchief decorated with hearts. She still has it lovingly preserved in a plastic bag. They have 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

“It is so refreshing to celebrate couples who have had such long and happy
marriages and are such good role models for their families,” said Mary
Mariconda, CTRS, Hillcrest Residence Director. “We’ve never had this many
couples residing here at the same time before, so that is also special.”

Christian Health Care Center provides a broad continuum of high-quality, compassionate care, offering superior mental-health, elder-care, residential living and rehabilitation services. As a non-profit organization, we deliver care to our
community based upon the Christian principles on which we were founded more
than a century ago.



CUTLINE:
Pictured, seated, from left, are Frieda Bartlam, Marion Schaper, Johanna Van
Grouw, and Wilma Mol. Pictured, standing, from left, are Gordon Bartlam,
Raymond Schaper, Sam Van Grouw, and Henry Mol.



 



 



 



Melanie E. Anthony



Marketing Director



(201) 848-5921



Fax: (201) 848-5244

















VALENTINE SWEETHEARTS
… Four long-time happily married couples who reside at Hillcrest Residence, an
independent home for seniors at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff,
celebrated Valentine’s Day reminiscing about past Valentine’s Days and talking
about their families. Marion and Raymond Schaper were long-time residents of
Midland Park and moved to Hillcrest last July. They have been married for 61
years and have a daughter, a son, a granddaughter, and a grandson. Mr. Schaper
remarked that instead of reciting the prayer, “God is great, God is good, thank
you for this food,” he always said, “God is great, God is good, thank you for
our family.” Mr. Schaper always bought his wife a heart-shaped box of
chocolates for Valentine’s Day.



           
“I gave her the candy,” laughed Mr. Schaper, “and her father and I ate it. We
did let her have a couple of pieces.”



           
Wilma and Henry Mol raised their family in Clifton and have been married for 51
years. They have one son and two granddaughters. He also traditionally gave his
wife a heart-shaped box of chocolates. They have lived at Hillcrest for four
years.



           
“We are treated very well here,” said Mr. Mol. “The staff is very nice and the
food is always delicious! We have no complaints.”



           
Frieda and Gordon Bartlam met at the Jersey Shore, but admitted it wasn’t
really quite love at first sight. In fact, he dated a friend of Frieda’s before
asking her out. But they have been happily married for 62 years and raised
their family in Midland Park and Franklin Lakes and have lived at Hillcrest for
nearly two years. They have a daughter, two sons, five grandsons, two
granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.



           
Johanna and Sam Van Grouw raised five sons in Midland Park and have been
married for 61 years.



They moved to Hillcrest
last September. The first Valentine’s Day they met, he gave her a box of
homemade caramels and a small red and white handkerchief decorated with hearts.
She still has it lovingly preserved in a plastic bag. They have 22
grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.



           
“It is so refreshing to celebrate couples who have had such long and happy
marriages and are such good role models for their families,” said Mary
Mariconda, CTRS, Hillcrest Residence Director. “We’ve never had this many
couples residing here at the same time before, so that is also special.”



           
            Christian
Health Care Center provides a broad continuum of high-quality, compassionate
care, offering superior mental-health, elder-care, residential living and
rehabilitation services. As a non-profit organization, we deliver care to our
community based upon the Christian principles on which we were founded more
than a century ago.



CUTLINE:
Pictured, seated, from left, are Frieda Bartlam, Marion Schaper, Johanna Van
Grouw, and Wilma Mol. Pictured, standing, from left, are Gordon Bartlam,
Raymond Schaper, Sam Van Grouw, and Henry Mol.



 



 



 



Melanie E. Anthony



Marketing Director



(201) 848-5921



Fax: (201) 848-5244






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







 











 

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