LEWISBURG – The 23rd Annual Grande Illumination event recently held at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community raised more than $26,000 for benevolent care, which is used to cover expenses for residents who have outlived their resources. This event provides the opportunity for donors to honor and remember loved ones, or to name someone who has blessed them, by sponsoring a luminary in tribute to a family member, neighbor or friend.
This year, there were 210 donors and $26,382 was raised, which is $6,000 more than last year’s event. Under the guidance of Normandie Ridge residents, nearly 80 community volunteers, in addition to residents and staff, helped to place and light luminaries throughout the campus December 17 and 19. They then returned to the Alcove Library at Normandie Ridge for pizza and soda.
“As a faith based not-for-profit organization, benevolent care continues to be our highest priority,” says Sue Jamison, Donor Relations and Community Outreach for Albright Care Services. “It takes a lot of resident involvement and leadership as well as the many volunteers for this to be successful year after year.”
About 1,000 luminaries are lit across the Normandie Ridge campus. Jamison said, “Beautiful glowing lights are a beacon of hope and a tradition each year at Normandie Ridge during the holiday season.” To make a donation to benevolent care at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community, you can visit Giving.AlbrightCare.org.
Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community is owned and operated by Albright Care Services, a faith-based non-profit corporation that serves all of central Pennsylvania. Albright also owns and operates RiverWoods Senior Living Community in Lewisburg; Living Independence For the Elderly (LIFE) sites in Williamsport, Lebanon and Lancaster; and manages Warrior Run Manor, a HUD-approved housing complex in Watsontown. For more information on Albright, visit AlbrightCare.org
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