Briarcliffe gives appreciation, waffles to dedicated nurses

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Akshay Talwar has always shown his appreciation for each and every one of his skilled nurses.

Moreover, as the Briarcliffe president and CEO was saying the other day, “It would be impossible to get them all off campus at the same time, so I decided to bring the party to them.”

Thus, Talwar wanted to do something different for the Annual Nurses Appreciation Day Luncheon, so the hosted what will long be remembered as unique, fun and food-filled Old Time Carnival Luncheon on the ever-expanding Briarcliffe Campus.

When the nurses arrived on campus, they were more than just surprised when they cast their eyes on the courtyard which was decked out in all the splendor of fall as well as and old-time carnival set-up.

“Of course,” Talwar mused to several staffers, guests and residents, “it’s not a party without great food!”

And an abundance of fine food – including chicken, waffles, macaroni and cheese and chili dogs – was on the luncheon menu prepared and served by Poppy’s Waffles, a food truck owned and operated by Warwick resident Steve Gilman.

“Poppy’s specializes in homemade kettle corn and a variety of Belgian waffles,” said Jonna Matos, Briarcliffe’s director of nurses. “Our nurses loved the food and event.”

Talwar also presented each nurse with a special, monogrammed Briarcliffe hoodie and concluded the fun-filled event by saying: “Each one of you is special, and the small miracles you perform each day changes lives.”

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