Magical Shabbat, 'Minnie Purl'-style


Maybelene (aka Ilene Miller), as "Minnie Purl," is flanked by Solaris Activities Director Imbania Rojas (left), and Syslin Francis, R.N., Administrator of Home Care Assistance based in Dr. Phillips.

It was a "Magical Shabbat" at Solaris (formerly Health Center of Windermere), as Maybelene the Fun Magician performed to an activity room crammed full with 25 patients. Dressed and talking like "Minnie Purl," Maybelene entertained with some rollicking jokes and jaw-dropping magic. 

On hand to assist, including handing out magical wands, were Solaris Activities Director Imbania Rojas; Syslin Francis, R.N., administrator of Home Care Assistance based in Dr. Phillips; and longtime Jewish Pavilion volunteer Marian Bromberg. 

Maybelene (aka Ilene Miller) uses her "Minnie Purl" act as a means to bring smiles and laughter to seniors in nursing home/assisted living facilities around the Orlando area.

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