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Wartburg Recognizes Over 400 Volunteers

Wartburg, a premier senior residential and healthcare provider in lower Westchester County, recently celebrated and recognized the service of over 400 volunteers at their Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.

Over 110 people gathered at Juliano’s in New Rochelle to celebrate all of Wartburg’s volunteers who dedicated nearly 39,000 hours throughout 2019. In partnerships with schools, service organizations, individuals and corporations, Wartburg’s volunteers taught art classes, visited residents, provided spiritual care, and played games or pampered our residents with spa days—just to name a few.

The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester was presented with the Community Service Award for the nearly 2,700 hours volunteered in Wartburg’s Adult Day Care Center and around campus. The Claudia Brigman Volunteer of the Year Award, in memory of Claudia who spent countless hours donating her time to all those in need, was presented for the first time to Neil Burke. Neil dedicates his free time to comforting our residents, providing spiritual care and helping where needed.

The United States is expected to see a significant decline in the number of qualified nursing and specialized health technicians. To address this, Wartburg offers hands-on training to the next generation of clinicians through partnerships with academic institutions such as Montefiore and Concordia College. In 2019, 155 nursing students spent over 13,500 hours learning from their highly-trained staff.

Nearly 900 hours were spent managing the nursing home gift shop, 200 hours were given by Sarah Lawrence College students to work with nursing home residents to learn and use a tablet, Westhab participants spent 360 hours through their job training program learning new skills and The Links, Inc. Westchester (NY) Chapter offered a clay program once a month to residents, including those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

For information on Wartburg’s volunteer program, visit their website at Wartburg.org or call Karen Thomas at 914-513-5308 or kthomas@wartburg.org.

https://www.wartburg.org/ – Wartburg

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