CROTON-ON-HUDSON: Bethel Homes and Services recently celebrated 100 years of service to the community with a Centennial Cruise around Manhattan. It was a fitting salute to the organization whose origins began on a ship docked in New York Harbor, in 1845, to help newly arriving immigrants. The cruise took its passengers past the Statue of Liberty and under the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction were all part of the evening’s event which brought people together from all over the tri-state area to celebrate this milestone.
“One hundred years later and Bethel continues to have a vital presence in the community, helping seniors age in place with community programs, offering affordable apartments and providing health care at all levels, including skilled nursing and rehabilitation,” said Mr. James Holden, Jr., Esq., Chairman of Bethel’s Board of Directors. “We are proud of our history and look forward to working with our seniors during the next 100 years!” he told the group.
The highest bidders at the Silent Auction won items such as an overnight stay for two at The Essex, a Vermont Inn, signed Giants and Jets footballs, tickets to the Letterman show, rounds of golf and lunch at the Brynwood and Anglebrook golf clubs, a Spirit Dinner Cruise around Manhattan, a table tennis challenge with Will Shortz, the New York Times Crossword Puzzle editor, and so much more.
Said Beth Goldstein, Bethel’s CEO, “We thank all of our supporters and sponsors who celebrated the centennial with us. Thanks to their commitment we can enhance the programs and services we already provide to our seniors.”
She continued, “As the ranks of the senior population continue to swell with aging baby boomers, it is critical that additional services are in place to address these growing numbers. As it is, one in five residents in Westchester County is over 60, and by 2030, one in four residents will be a senior! As advocates for the aging population, we are happy to carry on Bethel’s tradition of providing needed services to this growing number of seniors in Westchester County and beyond. We expect the next 100 years to be equally rewarding as we work to meet the changing needs of the senior community.”
Bethel Homes and Services is the only not-for-profit full continuum of care in Northern Westchester to provide: Home Care; Adult Day Services; Independent Senior Living apartments; Assisted Senior living; two skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; respite and hospice care. For more information, please call 914-739-6700.