November 30, 2018 | Blog, Ways to Give
Did You Know You Can Pay Tribute to Loved Ones Through Memorialized or Customized Gifts to Wesbury?
Cribbs Residential Center resident, William (Bill) Hamill referred to his fellow residents as his “Wesbury family.” This was not lost on his daughters, Vicki and Corby. “When we didn’t know how to keep our parents safe and cared for, we turned to Wesbury and can’t thank them enough,” says Corby. “Wesbury allowed him to keep his dignity when Dad began to fail and was an important part of his life’s journey.” After Bill passed away, his family and friends made a donation to Wesbury in Bill’s name specifically earmarked for Cribbs Life Enrichment. For Stacey Hoey, Cribbs Life Enrichment Coordinator, this was terrific news. “I was surprised and touched, says Stacey. “Knowing that Bill’s family felt that our activity team added enjoyment to his daily life gave me a sense of accomplishment and delight. Bill especially liked our outings to go shopping, out on picnics, on country rides and especially out for lunch. I am so thankful that he and his family chose Cribbs as his home and that we were able to be part of Bill’s life.”
In 2018, Thoburn Village residents Myrna Sanford and Adrienne Geddes both lost loved ones at Wesbury. They each chose to financially support their fellow residents by memorializing their loved ones on the Wesbury campus; a place they called home. Myrna and her husband, Dick moved to Thoburn Village in 2005. Dick would transition to long-term stays in the Larcom Memory Support Center and ultimately to Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center. Myrna chose to purchase a bench in Dick’s name from The Wesbury Foundation and had it placed across from their Villa. “People use our campus in a variety of ways,” says Myrna. “I see people from Wesbury and those who live around Wesbury walking practically every night if the weather is nice. I felt the bench was a nice way to remember Dick, as well as give people a spot to stop, rest, and reflect.”
Adrienne Geddes and her mother, Doris Rose, came to Wesbury over a decade ago, just one year apart. While Adrienne had her villa, Doris lived mostly in Cribbs Residential Center, minus a few stays in Grace over the years. Upon Doris’s passing, Adrienne chose to have a brick created for the Rose Garden and Circle of Friends Patio behind Cribbs. “I felt the purchase of a brick for The Circle of Friends Patio was a good way to remember my Mom where she called home and spent time with her friends for so many years and help the other residents of Wesbury that need the support in her name.”