Westchester Magazine‘s 2016 Healthcare Heroes were honored on Thursday, May 19 at Mulino’s at Lake Isle in Eastchester among their family, friends, and coworkers. Project Community, Inc.’s Dr. Anne Frost was among the Healthcare Heroes honored. The event was featured in the On The Scene section in the July issue of Westchester Magazine.
The students and I did the meeting with the residents at the beginning of the evening as we usually do. We announced that there was one more week left. Then after group it was time to eat dinner.
One of the residents opened up to the students at dinner about how she had trouble making the right friends and how someday she hopes to stay away from the ones who cause pain and she hopes to be able to pick friends who care. She actually became tearful while speaking about this. We also spoke about the physical fight she had with a peer at the home and brain stormed with her all the ways she could pause before acting or to not get into a physical fight.
We had another wonderful evening doing artwork with the residents at Old Mamaroneck Road Group Home (Abbott House).
The same resident made a beautiful planter and spent quite a bit of time concentrating on details. Unfortunately she dropped it and the planter broke into pieces. She had a great attitude about it falling and breaking; she wanted to throw it out. Francine saw what had happened and came up with a beautiful solution. The plan was that she would glue the pieces of the planter with all her artistic work on another planter therefore creating something even more unique.
What a fantastic learning experience for someone with poor impulse control!
Teen Project Childd – Project Community’s Abbott House
The girls loved the healthy meal and learned so much from Abyssinia who is a 21 year old who has started her own catering business. They were so impressed by her and what she was currently doing with her life. She was an excellent role model for them.
The residents and staff were enlightened by her healthy choices in cooking, by what you could do with your life if you choose to and by the incredible tasty foods.
A 2.5 mile run around the town of Pelham to benefit Project Community, Inc. Runners will be doused in color from head to toe at every .5 miles. It is suggested to wear as much white as possible at the starting line, so when finished runners will be plastered in color.
Corner of Westward Lane and Esplanade, Pelham Manor, NY
Siwanoy Elementary School Playground, Pelham Manor, NY
May 15th at 10:00 am
$20 per runner registered by 4/30 (guaranteed a shirt)
$25 per runner registered after 4/30 and up to day of event.
Pre-registration deadline is April 30th. All runners/walkers are welcome up to and including the day of the race but t-shirts will only be provided on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last.
Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their t-shirt and required wristband before race day. Pick up your race packet early!
Project Community was privileged to have Tim Brown, first responder and member of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, conduct a one-of-a-kind tour at the 9/11 Museum. Tim Brown is a speaker and author of a well-received account of one of the most devastating and life changing events in U.S. history. Amid a plaza of burning chaos, one of Tim’s first thoughts was to get air cover through the White House and FAA. Attendees learned from Tim facts and perspectives that could not be learned from any other source.
The tour was followed by a reception with the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Tim Brown.