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Seniors Learn the ABC’s of Candy at Spring Hills Somerset Assisted Living

February 9, 2017 | Blog

The seniors at Spring Hills Somerset Assisted Living prepared for Valentine’s Day by enjoying some sweet treats and learning the history behind candy on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Meg Wastie, the Curator of The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, taught the seniors the ABC’s about candy, giving a fun-fact about candy for every letter of the alphabet. She even brought some candy for everyone to enjoy!

Here’s an example for the letter O – the O’Henry candy bar got its name because once an attractive gentleman named Henry worked in a candy factory. When he spoke, the ladies swooned, “OH HENRY!” The owner thought this was funny and named the candy bar after their squeals of delight about Henry.

Some of the Valentine-themed candy included Hershey kisses, Valentine’s Day message heart candy, O’Henry and much more. For each letter of the alphabet, residents got to guess which candy would be talked about and name as many types of candy as they could.

Wondering what candy our residents learned about for the letter Z? It was The Zagnut Bar, a crunchy peanut butter covered in rich toasted coconut bar! A fun fact about this candy was it was created as a special treat for men fighting in World War II. Other candies created during war time included M&M’s and Nekko Candy.

About Spring Hills Somerset Assisted Living:
The Spring Hills Somerset Assisted Living Community provides premier assisted living and memory care with the finest amenities in the New Brunswick/Somerset County area and is located at 473 Demott Lane in Somerset, NJ 08873. For additional information visit or call 732-301-4438.

About Spring Hills Senior Communities & Memory Care Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities’, Home Care Services, Assisted Living Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to home care services, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care. Signature Touches is the company’s holistic approach to offering individualized care and services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority in one of the company’s eight Spring Hills assisted living communities or in client’s homes with Spring Hills home care services located in NJ, VA, OH and FL, or in one of the company’s Poet’s Walk memory care communities located in VA and TX as well as soon-to-be NV, CO, FL, and IN.  For more information about their Caring with a Commitment to Quality dedication to senior living, visit or

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