Silver Linings at Old Bridge Presents Shawls to Reformed Church Home Residents
Seniors from Silver Linings at Old Bridge presented over 50 handmade shawls to residents of Reformed Church Home during a special ceremony on September 23. Mayor Owen Henry, Director of Parks and Recreation Matt Mercurio, and Silver Linings Manager Anahita Feltz participated in the event, which was held in conjunction with a festive ice cream social sponsored by Silver Linings.
The shawls were knitted or crocheted by about 10 members of Silver Linings (formerly known as Old Bridge Senior Center) as part of an outreach project in honor of National Senior Center Month during September. Both experienced and novice handcrafters worked on the shawls since early summer.
Mayor Henry spoke to the generosity and caring nature of the group, stating how much genuine caring went into these handmade items to help keep the Reformed Church Home residents surrounded in warmth this coming winter. Kate Shepard, Executive Director at Reformed Church Home, addressed the crafters with a heartfelt thank you for supporting our residents in such a thoughtful way once again this year. In 2018, Silver Linings members crocheted blankets for RCH residents as part of National Senior Center Month.
Silver Linings at Old Bridge is the only senior center accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers in Middlesex County, and the fifth accredited center in the state. The center gained the status in December 2015. According to Feltz, Silver Linings has 2,500 registered members and sees 100 to 150 members on average come through the center each day. She said the center also provides an extensive transportation service for members. Silver Linings at Old Bridge is open to Old Bridge residents age 60+. Two (2) proofs of residency showing your name, address and age are required at time of registration along with a $5 registration fee. For more information, please contact 732-721-5600 x6620.