2006-01-27 / Community

Horizon Care Resident Wins Calendar Contest

A resident of Horizon Care Center in Arverne was a winner in The New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) and the Foundation for Quality Care’s first-ever “Art From The Heart” calendar contest, which features original artwork created by the residents of nursing homes across New York State.

The artists featured in the calendar range in age from 26 to 96.

Anthony Contino, 83, a designer by profession, now teaches an art class for other residents at Horizon Care Center. Out of more than 100 applicants, Contino’s painting, “Purple View,” was chosen for the month of April in the calendar.

Proceeds from the sale of the calendar benefit the Foundation for Quality Care, a tax-exempt, not for profit organization affiliated with NYSHFA. Through innovative programs and research, the Foundation is committed to improving services and quality of care for all those living in New York State’s nursing homes.

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