Monday, January 14, 2013
Ninety-two-year-old Edward H. Holweger passed away this weekend.
Monday, January 14
Edward H. Holweger, of Moorestown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, at the age of 92. Ed was the former owner of the Moorestown Hardware store. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was the husband of the late Dorothy and uncle of Jane L. Doolittle, of Mount Laurel, and Roy G. Weigand, of Doylestown, PA. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Cheta Holweger, of Moorestown, and Dorothy Holweger, of Kennett Square, PA. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the Evergreens, 309 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park, Somerton, PA. In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to the Calvary Lutheran Church, 3 Eayerstown Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Condolences may be left …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The event helps to raise awareness for the Community Support Campaign of the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties.
Rev up your engines! The Evergreens continuing care retirement community is once again hosting its annual Cycle of Life Motorcycle Poker Run and Residents Walk this coming Saturday, June 23, to raise awareness and money for the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties’ Community Support Campaign. The scenic ride will leave from The Evergreens at 8 a.m. and run throughout South Jersey ending at The Flying W Airport Resort in Medford. Prizes will be given for winning poker hands, while attendees enjoy live music performed by The Junk Yard Dogs. According to Tim Kerrihard, president and chief executive of the YMCA, these funds help many needy families in the community obtain the great program services available at the YMCA. “We truly appreciate…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sara (Sally) Mumma Harral was 99 when she passed away Friday at The Evergreens.
Sara (Sally) Mumma Harral, born Dec. 29, 1912, in Findley, OH, passed away May 4 at The Evergreens. Sally follows her husband of 62 years, Rear Admiral Brooks J. Harral (USN Ret.), who died in 1999. Sally and Brooks were faithful members of Trinity Episcopal Church since moving to Moorestown in 1959. Sally was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, MO, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1934. She remained an active and dedicated member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority her entire life. Sally was the color girl at the United States Naval Academy in 1934 and remained active in the Color Girl Association for almost her entire life. She was active in numerous organizations and a member of many boards …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Grace Worthing passed away over the weekend.
Grace E. Worthing died Saturday at the Evergreens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Daisy Glessner, and siblings Helen Catherine Gibbs and Daniel E. Glessner. Grace will be greatly missed by her daughter, Susan Lynn Masiko, of Marlton. She was a beloved "Nana" to Gregory Worthing Masiko (Jennifer) and a very special great-grandmother to Madilyn Olivia and Gregory Worthing Masiko Jr. of Media, PA. Grace's happiest moments were spent with her husband of 59 years, Frank William Worthing, who preceded her in death in 2000. There were many cross-country moves, ending with a 27-year residence in Somers, NY, and their move to Moorestown in 1997 to be closer to family. Grace enjoyed extensive European travel with her husband. …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The 100-year-old retirement community's new facility puts the "home" in "nursing home."
I’m about 5 minutes into my tour of the Evergreens’ new health care building with CEO Doug Halvorsen when it hits me: Heck, I’d like to live here. The spa, the salon down the hall, the comfortable 400-square-foot rooms—each one with a kitchenette and private bathroom—the serene courtyard and living room-like common areas, the massive kitchen/dining room with granite countertops and state-of-the-art cooking equipment. This isn’t a nursing home, it’s a home. “What we tried to build is a highly residential, non-institutional-feeling building, that’s built to health standards,” said Halvorsen. Here’s a small example of what he’s talking about: Health code requires that in an assisted living/skilled nursing facility such as this, every resident…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
For a group born before World War II, retirement means perfecting their hobbies in art.
Beyond the bucolic surroundings and past the portico has been hiding a well-kept artistic surprise that, thanks to Dick Meehan, has now been revealed. Meehan, 81, a five-year resident of The Evergreens on Bridgeboro Road, has unveiled a booklet, Focus on the Arts at The Evergreens, which chronicles the striking and stunning works in 350 photographs of artists-in-residence of the facility. The collection is the upshot of fieldwork Meehan arranged, after recognizing that many of the folks living at The Evergreens were accomplished artists. What reverberates while viewing the many collected works is the awe-inspiring knowledge that most of the artists were born in the days when gas cost 10 cents. The 37 artists, most between ages 80 and 100, …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Mary Ellen Ross' spirit continues to inspire even after her passing.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
Mary Ellen Ross was an inspiration to everyone around her. Even after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in Nov. 2007, and even after she lost her fight with it in Aug. 2008, she remained a source of pride and strength for those who remembered her. “The measure of Mary Ellen’s life lies within her character and the legacy she has left,” said Doug Halvorsen, president and chief executive officer at The Evergreens retirement community, where Ross served as vice president of health services. “Her optimism, her joy, her humor, her courage, her passion and her love—these are all things we miss now that she is not part of our daily lives. But these are also things we will always remember about her.” To commemorate her spirit, and raise money …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Evergreens readies for the 4th annual Cycle of Life Motorcycle Poker Run.
Doug Halverson does not like golf. So when the president and CEO of The Evergreens wanted to hold a fundraiser to benefit the YMCA of Burlington and Camden counties, he didn't want to hold a golf tournament. He had a better idea. “We’ve know Doug for some time,” said Tim Kerrihard, president and CEO of the Y. “He’s a visionary leader. His ideas turn into good things.” Halverson’s idea to raise money for the Y: the Cycle of Life Motorcycle Poker Run. The event, which begins at 8 a.m. June 18 at the Y, consists of a 100-plus mile ride that ends with a picnic at The Flying W Airport Resort in Medford. Riders will draw cards at the start of the ride, at three stops along the route and a final card at the Flying W. The best hands win prizes. In…
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The continuing care retirement community's facility is on Phase II of a four-phase project.
The Evergreens is getting a face-lift. The 32-acre continuing care retirement community is halfway through Phase II of its additions. Phase I included a new kitchen and dining room, complete with individual private liquor lockers and a touch-screen ordering menu. All of the cabinetry in the bar area was created by David Ramsey, a local Moorestown cabinetmaker. The new kitchen includes an open-faced chef station where residents can watch their food being prepared. Phase II of The Evergreens' additions will include an 87,000-square-foot health care facility. This state-of-the-art facility will include 76 customized private health care rooms. Each room includes a private bathroom and shower. Residents can bring their own furniture and …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Blood drive, community service and Poetry Slam mark day.
At Moorestown High School, students were busy Monday despite school being closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students began the National Day of Service with an American Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by the school’s Interact Club. The drive ran from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and had about 40 donors. “I am happy to donate and it’s cool to do so on a day of service,” said Brianna DeGroat. Added Brianna Defoe, an Interact Blood Drive chair: “I am dedicated to service in general and to the day of service, so this is a good day to be part of a blood drive.” The day continued with a guest speaker, Wali Rushdan, a law student at Rutgers University and the president of the Black Law Student’s Association. Rushdan’s visit was sponsored by the Service …