When the residents of Brookhouse requested to Patti Rice their Activities Director they wanted to have Chinese food one afternoon, the planning started and it would be far from just a day of getting "take out".
Deborah Lam, Owner of Fantasy Island Chinese Resturant in Salem, Ma. was happy to meet with Patti and plan a wonderful afternoon at Brookhouse. Donating her time, materials, equipment and even the shirts customarily worn by waiters, Debbie and Brookhouse staff converted the main dining room into a Chinese Restaurant. It was tastefully decorated with lanterns, umbrellas, and other Chinese decorations. The menu offered residents a choice of many favorite dishes as wait staff went around with lit walking Pu-Pu Platters. Following lunch, Debbie gave a presentation and spoke of growing up in China, about her culture and the history of women living in China. It was a wonderful afternoon enjoyed by everyone.