Friends of the Pines

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The “Friends of The Pines” generates funds through donations to provide programs and amenities that enhance the lives of our residents in both the Machias and Olean Campuses

Services & items provided for the Pines Residents through donations to The Friends of The Pines:

  • Aviaries & Maintenance
  • Player Piano
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • DVDs and DVD Players
  • Gazebo
  • Park Benches
  • Patio Furniture
  • Live Entertainment
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Pop Corn Machine
  • Residents' Raised Gardens
  • Beauty Shop Equipment
  • Manicure Cart
  • Nursing Home Week
  • Sound System

The Aviaries

The Friends of The Pines purchased a bird aviary for each of its buildings in 2003. These aviaries house a number of species of finches. We have chosen to use the names of some of the finches who reside in our aviaries as the different levels of participation for our membership drive. There have been many studies that have shown the value of animals in the lives of senior citizens, and specifically seniors in group environments, such as nursing
homes. The quiet activity of an aviary stimulates the interest of residents and helps create a positive, relaxing environment which provides soothing and healing properties. An aviary is a constant source of joy and amusement for both residents and visitors. The energy in the aviaries is contagious. Watching the birds flitting about can’t help but bring smiles to faces and lasting memories to our residents as well as their families and friends!

Membership Levels

  • Gouldian--Individual--$10

  • Society--Family--$20

  • Shaft-tail--Supporting--$50

  • Silverbill--Business--$100

  • Cut-throat--Partner--$250

The Friends of the Pines Contact Information

Address:  The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

                  9822 Route 16, PO Box 310

                  Machias, NY 14101

Phone:     (716)3538216