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DeMay Living Center Participants & Residents Give to Victim's Resource Center

December 22, 2009

Jennifer Silvers, Therapeutic Recreation Team Member with Mildred Brown and Dorothy Chapman residents from DeMay Living Center; Robin from Victim’s Resource Center of Wayne County; Ida Dick and Ronette Coston, Therapeutic Recreation Team Member from “Friends for the Day” Adult Day Care

Participants of “Friends for the Day” Adult Day Care at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and residents of DeMay Living Center wanted to do something to help others in the community during this season of giving. The two DeMay Living Center programs decided to come together and purchase new toys for children whose families receive help from the Victim’s Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.

To accomplish this, the “Friends for the Day” participants donated pennies from their “penny fund” and the DeMay residents earned funds through a holiday sale and basket raffle of items made by the residents with assistance by Therapeutic Recreation Team members. In all, the residents and participants purchased more than 100 toys to donate the Victim's Resource Center. In addition, East Palmyra Christian School, which regularly provides musical programs for the participants and residents throughout the year, donated coloring books to go along with the programs’ donations.

“Children provide joy to the residents and participants in these programs throughout the year,” said Ronette Coston, from the Therapeutic Recreation Team. “The seniors were very happy to be able to “give back” through this project,” she added.

Victim's Resource of the Finger Lakes is committed to ending violence and providing assistance to victims of violence and their family members. To find out about Victim’s Resource Center, call (315) 331-1171 ext. 300 (Ramona) or ext. 306 (Robin).

To find out more about “Friends for the Day” or DeMay Living Center, call (315) 332-2700.

Media Contact

Janine DeCook, Public Relations
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital / DeMay Living Center
Office: (315) 332-2492
Cell: (315) 573-3465