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Waterbury Gardens Residents Donate Bullet-Proof Vest to Waterbury PD’s K-9 Blitz

Waterbury Police Department’s K9 Blitz received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a sponsorship by the residents of Waterbury Gardens Nursing & Rehab in Waterbury, CT. The vest was presented on Tuesday October 3rd, and is embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by the Residents of Waterbury Gardens 2017”. The facility’s resident council has been raising money for over a year to sponsor the vest. Residents sold hot dogs and raffle tickets each month to employees, visitors and residents at Waterbury Gardens.

At Tuesday’s ceremony, Nursing Home Administrator Shalom Lerner welcomed local assemblymen, representatives from the police department, including Waterbury Chief of Police Vernon Riddick, Officer Mike Silva and has partner K9 Blitz, the loyal German Shepherd, who looked pleased at receiving his new vest. Mike Goodiel, president of the Resident Council, presented the vest on behalf of all the residents at Waterbury Gardens.

Waterbury Gardens, located in the East End of Waterbury, Connecticut, is a proud member of the Priority Healthcare Group family of skilled nursing facilities. Priority Healthcare’s mission is to deliver the highest quality care to help residents reach their goals. Priority Healthcare is committed to treating each resident, family member and employee with the utmost honor and respect.