Waveny's Seniors 'Gone Fishing'
Posted on July 16, 2018
Waveny LifeCare Network’s Adult Day Program participants and assisted living residents from The Village recently took a fishing trip to Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach, where they enjoyed a relaxing summer day casting lines from the shore of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Base; Flotilla 72.
This outing was imagined and facilitated by avid fisherman Dontay Dempsey, who serves as Waveny’s Facility Operations Coordinator. Beyond ushering the trip, Dempsey shared his favorite pastime with Waveny’s seniors during his own vacation. He provided the fishing rods, supplies, skilled instruction, and applied all bait as needed. “It’s a great feeling to share my love of fishing with our residents,” he said. “It’s also a special way to give back to my own organization, by volunteering my time and personal interests.”
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a nonprofit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and short-term respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or inquire online.