By Ammie Ruddle
Members of Pendleton County have “generously” given to make sure elderly residents are cared for according to officials at Pendleton Manor.
The Pendleton Manor has been receiving a number of donations from members of the community as well as outside the state.
Carolyn Simmons, director of resource development, sends 2,000 newsletters quarterly to people within the county and state, as well as outside the state.
“In one of the newsletters we mentioned that we wanted to purchase a van,” Simmons said. “The next thing I knew, I was opening not one, but two envelopes with $10,000 checks. We were shocked.”
- J. Kropp, the facility’s new administrator, said, “We didn’t think we would get even a quarter of what we needed to buy the van, and we got all of it.”
The pair discussed what the donations have been used to purchase. Also purchased were ice machines for each hall for residents to use, and an exam table for doctors to use while examining residents “in house.”
In addition to individual gifts, the manor has received matched donations from the Pendleton County Lions and Lions Club International Foundation.
Kropp and Simmons discussed the use of some donations to remodel one hall of the manor. The hall is located directly beside the Pendleton County Middle/High School football field. There is a covered porch facing the field that residents can use to watch home games from. “The residents who grew up in the county and played or coached the football team will enjoy this,” Simmons added.
According to Simmons there are approximately 90-91 residents at the manor. “Pendleton Manor is more than just a nursing home; we are like a family,” Simmons added. “We are very appreciative of all the donations provided to help make the residents more comfortable and to feel like they are more at home than in a nursing facility.”
Leave a Reply