Matheny Prom: How Sweet It Was!


Adult patient Rasheedah Mahali with, from left,
James O'Brien of Metuchen, NJ; Mike Berezny of
Peapack, NJ; and Matheny social worker
Kelly Haldaman.

Lelica Palecco, a vocalist with the B.D. Lenz All-Star Band, surveyed the room at The Skylands in Randolph, NJ, and proclaimed: “I’ve never seen a better looking group.” The occasion was The Matheny Prom. The fashionable crowd  was a mixture of Matheny students and adult patients, family members, volunteers from the community and staff members.

The Prom is but one example of how Matheny does everything possible to enhance the quality of life for its students and patients.  The theme of this year’s prom was “A Sweet Escape”, and for four hours everyone did just that --  forgetting about their disabilities and concentrating on having a good time.

The Prom was funded by a generous contribution from the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in East Hanover, NJ.


Prom King Yasin Reddick with Rachel, left, and
Alyssa Scher of Holmdel, NJ.
For more Matheny Prom photos, see the Matheny Facebook page.

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