Guinness World Record Gathering of Centenarians at Regency Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, NJ

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40 Centenarians and their families gathered at the world-class Regency Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Somerset, NJ, to Celebrate Life and a Guinness World Record

Largest Gathering of Centenarians at Regency Jewish Heritage Nursing Center

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Flashes popped and iPhones bobbed up and down for position at the Regency Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Small children pushed their way past taller adults to get a better view. Gasps of admiration escaped from wide-eyed spectators as “You Make Me Feel So Young” played in the background. The Regency Nursing Center was about to achieve a Guinness World Record!

It was a sight the likes of which has never occurred before in all of recorded history. At the front of the room, being feted for their longevity, sat 40 men and women, all of whom were at least 100 years old.

They came from all over New Jersey, from Bernardsville to Denville, from Hazlet to Highland Park, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most centenarians ever assembled in one room. The previous record had been set in the United Kingdom in 2009 when 28 super-seniors gathered at a tea party.

However, this past May, the Regency Jewish Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the Somerset section of Franklin Township hosted 38 women and two men and indeed achieved a new Guinness World Record in the process!

Marie Barnes, Corporate Marketing and Public Relations Director for Regency Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers, had a vision to create a large gathering of these wise centenarians. In fact, she wanted to break the world record. Well she did just that.

“The electricity in the room [of centenarians] could’ve lit up the lights across the world,” Marie comments. “Every one of them was beautiful. Beautiful smiles, wonderful stories and collective wisdom. Many great minds full of humor. They truly are amazing people.”

About Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers

The Regency organization has become synonymous with the best in senior healthcare and has garnered a well deserved reputation for its unsurpassed commitment to its patients and residents.

Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers and Facilities throughout New Jersey have achieved numerous industry ‘gold standard’ benchmarks and have received accolades from all corners of the Healthcare community. Regency Post-Acute Rehab and Nursing Centers consistently achieve the coveted 5 star rating for excellence!

Regency Nursing Founder and President

Regency founder, David Gross, LNHA, has earned industry wide recognition for his passionate and visionary approach to Healthcare and for his legendary commitment to spare no expense for the sake of the residents and patients who fall under his care. Under Mr. Gross’s direction, the Regency name has become a symbol of unsurpassed excellence and the highest quality of care.

Mr. Gross’s innovative ideas and his embracement of every available resource in all sectors of products and services, has enhanced his organization and facilities and is considered by many as the quintessential standard for the Nursing and Rehabilitation industry.

Mr. Gross began his career in senior care while attending John Hopkins University. Over the past three decades, he has put together and developed one of the industry’s most highly skilled professional management teams. Under his direction and guided by a unique and holistic approach to care, Regency has earned national recognition for quality and service excellence, including the coveted Gannett News Service 5-Star highest rating.

Not one to rest on his laurels and accomplishments, Mr. Gross continues to push the envelope in his quest to provide the utmost in elder care and rehabilitation.

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Judah Gutwein
Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers
since: 07/2013
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