Bill Wheatley (left), a resident of The Atrium at Navesink Harbor who’s known as one of Santa’s favorite helpers, displays a Santa-sized haul of hats and mittens with Amber Graves (right) of the Riverside Avenue senior community. Inspired by Candace Christianson’s story The Mitten Tree, Bill and fellow resident Barbara Withers coordinated a Mitten Drive that has so far collected over 50 hats and pairs of mittens for Red Bank Primary School kids. As Atrium communications specialist Mary Kelly reports, “Bill spreads the joy of the holidays throughout the year. Bringing cheer, he shares his musical talents on the harmonica performing at holiday parties, birthdays and happy hours. Pitch perfect, he’s a hit with our residents and just a treat to be around.”
Press release from The Atrium at Navesink Harbor
Residents of The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, a Springpoint Senior Living community, continue to expand their outreach to the community of Red Bank, most recently with a nearby adoption agency.
Knitting enthusiasts at The Atrium are designing baby items and donating them to the nearby Family Options Adoption Agency and Counseling Center in Red Bank. The loving hands are weaving multi-hued baby caps, blankets, quilts and soft toys for the local agency.