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JCHE's Coleman House is senior housing with a very caring community

Posted: February 20, 2013

When giving a tour of Coleman House, I always like to mention that we are a community comprised of four generations. We have residents who are in their sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties – and sometimes even a bit beyond! This age diversity makes for a very interesting and often very CARING community.

Lately, I have noticed people helping others in a variety of ways. A few examples: Michael took it upon himself to clean off every car in the parking lot, beginning with our first snowstorm this season. Grateful doesn’t begin to describe how some of our older folks felt about this “random act of kindness”. Marvin, who manages our convenience store, went out of his way, just prior to this last blizzard, to ensure that we were well stocked with appropriate items, should people have been stranded in the building for any length of time.

Paula, who loves to help out, runs from one volunteer mission to the next – sitting at the front desk, setting up for parties and meetings, bringing packages upstairs, calling Bingo. The community can always count on her!

Susan drives people to doctor’s appointments. Phil makes popcorn for everybody every afternoon. And the list goes on.

It’s so amazing to see how many people are so anxious to be helpful to others and it’s among the many reasons why Coleman House is a very CARING COMMUNITY!

Top photo: Phil Schwartz makes popcorn every afternoon and Sylvia Marsh is ready to indulge!
Bottom photo: Paula Weitz knits wonderful hats and mittens to keep children warm. 

Robin Nasson, Executive Director of Coleman House, a JCHE community
February 22, 2013

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