Heritage Residents Gifted Patriotic Blankets from Local Veterans Group

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Heritage resident Don Miller along with Cindy Reidy, Project Coordinator for the Veterans Service Agency Joseph P. Dwyer Program, and Debbie Garcia, local Air Force veteran.

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Heritage Ministries

The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer to Peer Program recently presented patriotic lap blankets created in their Crochet Club to United States military veterans at Heritage skilled nursing facilities The Village, The Park, and The Green in Chautauqua County. The Dwyer Program recently began their crochet club, welcoming female and male veterans, along with veteran wives and community members. They provide instruction and material, and meet every Monday morning at the Falconer Legion on Main Street in Falconer, NY.

One member of the Crochet Club shared, “These veterans have given us so much, it only makes sense to give them something that lets them know we appreciate them.”

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Vice President of Marketing and Development, noted, “In a tight knit community such as ours, we are blessed to collaborate with the groups like the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer to Peer Program. We would like to express our gratitude to the Dwyer Crochet Club for their heartfelt gifts to our residents. We are honored to be able serve those who have served our country and promote the Heritage mission of HOPE, DIGNITY, and PURPOSEFUL LIVING.”

Any area veteran who may be interested in joining the crochet club can contact Cindy Reidy, Project Coordinator, Veterans Service Agency- Joseph P. Dwyer Program, at 716-661-8447 for additional information.

Heritage Ministries was founded as the Orphanage and Homes of the Free Methodist Church in 1886 and has grown from its original campus in Gerry, NY, to six locations in New York with additional affiliations in the states of Washington, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. As a not-for-profit provider of senior care and housing, Heritage is a leader in the industry, employing approximately 1,500 team members, and serving over 2,500 individuals annually. With locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Washington, Heritage and its affiliates provide rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, independent retirement housing, and assisted living. The Homestead Stables provides intergenerational equestrian opportunities as well as boarding, training, and lessons. In addition, childcare is provided at two campuses, allowing for intergenerational programs. For more information on Heritage Ministries, please visit www.heritage1886.org