Orchard Manor continues tradition of celebrating Oktoberfest

Provided photos: (Left) Brittany Anderson, left, social worker at Orchard Manor in Medina, parties with resident Angie Barone during Oktoberfest. (Right) Brandi Panek, physical therapist at Orchard Manor, celebrates Oktoberfest with residents Carlyle Scholes and Dave Parsons.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 9 September 2023 at 8:37 am

MEDINA – Residents of Orchard Manor Rehabilitation Facility enjoyed an evening of Oktoberfest Thursday with family members, staff and community guests.

Due to the warm, sunny day, the event took place in tents outside the facility and featured a German band, German food and a bounce house for the children.

This is the 39th year Orchard Manor has held Oktoberfest. The Frankfurters, a German-American band from Buffalo featuring Swiss Alpine hors and bell ringers has been performing at the facility since 1984, according to activities director, Jamie Murphy.

Staff in Orchard Manor’s kitchen prepared sausage, rolls, sauerkraut, German potato salad, soft pretzels and cheese and German chocolate cake, much to the delight of all the residents.

There was also beer, apple cider and hard cider.

“I’m not sure which they liked best, but it was all a hit,” Murphy said.

Tom and Kim Fuller are dressed for Oktoberfest Thursday at Orchard Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. They assisted with the festivities for residents.