Wesbury’s Community Involvement – May
During the month of May 2019, Wesbury residents, volunteers and staff and their families gave 258 hours of service through various public engagement-community involvement opportunities.
Wesbury staff hosted another Healthy Living Speaker Series featuring staying active. A new Bridges Dementia Support Group was started with monthly meetings to be held at Wesbury. A week of music with invited community guests was hosted by Marketing and the Activities Department.
Our facility is used for several community group meetings including Rotary and Rotary Board, Golden Kiwanis, Lions Club, Roundtable, Barbershoppers, Eastern Star, Relay for Life and Gideons. Body Recall and a Zumba class (fitness groups) also use our facility for their programs. A local knitting group meets once a week at Wesbury and Wesbury residents participate with them in knitting projects for the community. Once a month a Parkinson’s Support Group gathers at Wesbury and three times a week Parkinson’s Delay the Disease exercise classes are conducted at our facility.
Wesbury staff serve on Boards and committees for MMC (hospital), CCYSA (Soccer), CATA (transportation), Meadville Public Library, Meadville Ministerial Association, Meadville Area Recreation Complex (MARC), Crawford County ARC, Community Health Services, Not One More NWPA, Business and Professional Women and the French Creek Community Theatre.
Residents baked desserts for Cochranton American Legion, clipped coupons for troops and participated in the Mealtime with Mentor program.
Wesbury staff and villa residents held a hoagie sale to benefit Relay for Life.
Food items are gathered and donated to St. James Haven (local men’s shelter) whenever there is leftover food from our Grace dietary kitchen.
Our MDS team organized a blood drive and collected 46 donations. One MDS team member also donated her hair to Locks of Love. A seminar for Seniors for Safe Driving was held at Wesbury in May.
We are worship team members, Cantors, Sunday School teachers, church classroom monitors, Toastmasters, Scout leaders, borough auditors, VFD auxiliary members, baseball and volleyball volunteers. We visit hospital and hospice patients, conduct funerals, attend and help with many community events.