Mount students visit Johnes-Holden Home
November 25, 2013
Newburgh, NY -
More than a dozen Mount Saint Mary College students had
Thanksgiving dessert with residents of the Johnes-Holden Home
With good food, elegant atmosphere, and great company, it felt
just like a cozy family dessert – with a very big family – on
More than a dozen students from Mount Saint Mary College’s Aging
United club and the Delta Leadership Society recently shared
cookies, cake, and camaraderie with residents at Johnes-Holden Home
in Newburgh, NY. After dessert, the students treated residents to a
round of Thanksgiving crafts.
Aging United President Nick Marano of Merrick, NY said club
members were excited to celebrate Thanksgiving with Johnes-Holden
“We’re letting them know: We really do care about you, and
respect you, and thank you for all you’ve done,” explained Marano.
“Our current society is possible because of them…which we sometimes
take for granted today.”
Margaret Taft of Cortlandt Manor, NY, a student at Mount Saint
Mary College, visits with a Johnes-Holden Home resident.
Aging United is sponsored by the Mount’s Center on Aging and
Policy (CAP). Established in 2006, CAP is dedicated to excellence
in research and scholarship in the field of gerontology. It is a
national resource for the Area Agencies on Aging.
Including Marano, Aging United members were: Anna Salvatore of
East Lyme, CT; Rachel Berglund of Vernon, CT; Margaret Taft of
Cortlandt Manor, NY; Jennifer Stosch of North Babylon, NY; Kimberly
Marchetti of Poughkeepsie, NY; Heather Nolan of New Hyde Park, NY;
Kerri Hennessy of East Northport, NY; Emily Tompkins of
Poughkeepsie, NY; Samantha Popel of Milford, CT; and Brenna Kennedy
of Ellenville, NY.
Delta Leadership Society members in attendance were: Emily Blew
of Columbus, NJ, club president; Annie Nguyen of Brooklyn, NY; and
Erica Patrona of Yonkers, NY.
A community service club, Delta Leadership Society promotes on-
and off-campus service events, including community clean-ups and
Mount student Rachel Berglund of Vernon, CT, and a resident of
the Johnes-Holden Home, swap Thanksgiving stories.