MARY WADE BLOG

A Reflection of Time

January 18, 2021 / By admin / No Comments

By: David Hunter, President & CEO

How do you begin to sum up the last twelve months? 

In my 30 plus years at Mary Wade, I can say that 2020 was the most challenging, the most devastating year of my career.  But, it was also the most inspiring and the most hopeful year.  It was a year marked by resilience and hope.

We began with the groundbreaking of our new assisted living residence.  Witnessing the monthly progress on this new construction has been life affirming and a reminder of our commitment to the on- going vitality of our community.

The spring ushered in the devastating coronavirus pandemic to our campus.  There is not a day that goes by that I do not reflect on the lives lost at Mary Wade.  Each one was a member of our family.  We are forever grateful to the outstanding efforts of our nurses and caregivers, our housekeepers and dining staff and our therapeutic recreation team, and to our families for their understanding and support.

Giving to Mary Wade this year was unprecedented and words cannot express our appreciation and gratitude for the hundreds of donations of masks, food, PPE and other goods that we received from as far away as California. And of course your charitable contributions were awesome. 

This year’s Annual Report & Honor Roll of Donors recognizes the tremendous generosity you showed to our residents, our front line caregivers and the entire staff at Mary Wade who fulfill our mission each and every day.

It was a year of resilience and hope…and, always gratitude for our residents, our staff and for you, our friends and families.

Thank you.

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