Crestwood Manor Hosts 28th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Volunteer Appreciation Reception held at Crestwood Manor to honor residents for their dedication and service to Crestwood Manor in addition to local community organizations including New Lisbon Developmental Center, Ronald McDonald House, and the Lakehurst Manchester Lions Club. Among the 166 residents honored for their volunteerism on April 29: Loretta Sangastiano (left) and Roger Babson (right). (Photo courtesy Mary Kelly)

WHITING – On April 19, Crestwood Manor held its 28th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception to honor residents of the Springpoint Senior Living retirement community for their service. The event was held in the newly renovated Fireside Dining Room at Crestwood Manor.

“Through their passion and commitment, our community volunteers recognize the value and dignity of helping others which is reflected in their fundraising events, community outreach and volunteerism efforts,” said Anne M. Hay, Executive Director of Crestwood Manor. “We are very proud of the fact that 166 of our dedicated residents volunteered their time and service to not only our community but local organizations as well last year.”

As part of their service, these Crestwood residents volunteered to serve on the Crestwood Manor’s Resident Association Executive Board as well as on the Finance, Dining, and Health Advisory Committees, and in the gift shop.

Volunteers also collected and donated greeting cards, calendars, and note pads for the New Lisbon Developmental Center in Burlington County; can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Long Branch for recycling funds to offset expenses; Box Tops for Education for local schools to help them purchase necessary school supplies and equipment; and pre-owned eyeglasses and cell phones for the Lakehurst Manchester Lions Club for distribution to military soldiers.

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