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Waveny Care Network Honors "Swinging for Seniors" Event Pioneers and Sponsors

Posted on October 24, 2012

Waveny Care Network recognized its ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Golf & Tennis Outing’s founders and top ten event sponsors at an annual Donor Recognition reception on Thursday, October 18. Over the past decade, the golf & tennis event has raised more than $1 million dollars directed to Waveny’s financial assistance program used to support those who cannot afford the full cost of their care at Waveny. Among the honorees were (L – R) Allison Caesar, Louise B. Goodridge, Charlie and Alice Parker.

Waveny Care Network recently thanked its many contributors at a donor recognition reception on Thursday, October 18, while highlighting a special group of supporters and a truly charitable event. This year marked a decade for Waveny’s ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Golf & Tennis Outing, which over the past ten years has raised more than $1 million dollars for the organization’s financial assistance program used to help support those who cannot afford the full cost of their care at Waveny.

Event founders, Barbara Burns and George Moore, were honored for their persistence, loyal support, involvement and commitment to the ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Golf & Tennis Outing and its mission.

“Waveny was a cause easy to beat the drum for!” said Burns, when asked about first championing the event ten years ago. “And, the familiarity of local people supporting and participating in the event is what has made it so consistently special, fun and successful over the past ten years.”

Jay Twombly, Waveny’s Board Chair, went on to acknowledge the top ten ‘Swinging for Seniors’ sponsors individually as well as collectively for their loyal support. Honorees included: The Barbara Benton Davis Fund, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Judy and Dave Bentley, Bentley & Farrell – Dave Bentley and Frank Farrell, The Arnold F. Baggins Foundation – The Kennedy Family and Maples Inn, Barbara and John Burns, Louise B. Goodridge, Allison Caesar, Alice and Charlie Parker, Susan and Harry Rein, Anita and Tom Hargrove, and Employee Benefit Solutions – Patricia and Anthony Riccardi. Additionally, five ‘thank you’ boards were placed throughout the venue to acknowledge 90 long-time event participants who directly helped to make the annual fundraiser the success it is today.

“As I look out into the audience, I’d like to thank each of you for being here to celebrate ‘Swinging for Seniors’ 10th anniversary and for raising over $1 million dollars,” said Twombly. “Waveny has been unbelievably fortunate to have each and every one of you present here this evening as loyal and devoted friends. You have and continue to make a lasting impact on the quality of life for those served by Waveny.”

Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care – now including skilled Home Healthcare – to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible hours and transportation six days a week, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at both The Village and Care Center. For information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.