Hebrew Hospital Home Honors 86 Year Old Volunteer
Valhalla, NY - Mary Newman, 86, was honored at Hebrew Hospital Home (HHH) of Westchester’s 5th Annual Volunteer Luncheon for being a loyal and dedicated Volunteer at Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester, a skilled nursing facility in Westchester County.Her husband was a resident at the home until he passed away, and since then Mary has been loyal to the residents – she comes at least once a week and is on call in case her help is needed.
“I love what I do,” says Mary, who has lived in White Plains her whole life. “I help feed the residents, bring them down for Mass, and sometimes just sit and speak with them.” Mary says she is thankful for the people she has met at HHHW.
“I fit right in,” Mary continues. “I feel so comfortable here. Everyone is so willing to help and cares for the residents, and it’s so important. I know how scary of a process moving one’s family member into a home is… I went through it myself with my husband when he got sick. He was a large man, and I couldn’t take care of him by myself. Once we got here, we knew it was the best choice and the best place to be,” talks Mary of her late husband, John Newman, who was a policeman in White Plains.
Before becoming a volunteer at HHHW, Mary used to be a foster mother at Westchester Adoption for about 5 years. “I always need to care for someone, otherwise I’ll get bored!”
Mary has 7 beautiful grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, all of whom live in Danbury.
Thank you, Mary, for your dedicated service to the residents of Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester! You inspire us to always be better and set a wonderful example for young volunteers. Residents appreciate you and staff loves you! Thank you again, and happy National Nursing Home Week to you!
If you would like more information about HHH of Westchester please find it at www.HebrewHospitalHome.org.