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Chaplaincy Adds Avalon Assisted Living at Hillsborough as Newest Care Facility
In March the Somerset Chaplaincy to the Elderly started serving a new senior facility, the Avalon at Hillsborough. The Chaplaincy had been hoping to expand services for the past two years, but a drop in donations made such expansion seem impossible. However, this year the Chaplaincy received a generous grant from F.I.S.H which has enabled the Chaplaincy to begin serving the Avalon. Jaime Dungey, a deaconal minister, provides Christian worship services and bible studies every Wednesday. Residents are very pleased with this addition to their weekly life.
Serving the elderly in our community is the mission of Somerset Chaplaincy to the Elderly. With this new addition we are now serving 12 facilities in Somerset County providing worship services, bible studies and individual visitations by clergy and deacons. "The bonds that our staff make with the residents are truly amazing and affirming of the mission" said Jill Weidner, Board Member.
The Somerset chaplaincy to the Elderly is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that gets its funding from donations from individuals, churches, nursing facilities as well as grants. Donations may be sent to Somerset Chaplaincy to the Elderly, PO Box 841, Somerville, NJ 08876.
Nancy Waltermire Elected President of Board
At a recent Board meeting, Nancy Waltermire was elected President of the Board of the Somerset Chaplaincy to the Elderly. Other Board officers elected were: Rev. Coile Estes, Vice President; Connie Ledder, Recording Secretary; Philip Muniz, Corresponding Secretary; Lorraine Smalley, Treasurer; Jill Weidner, Assistant Treasurer.