Giving Pledge philanthropists Joyce and Bill Cummings will participate in a community conversation about “Senior Living and Community Giving” at 7 p.m. June 23.
The couple will share the history of Cummings Foundation’s operation of New Horizons at Choate in Woburn and discuss the philosophy behind this strictly not-for-profit independent and assisted living community.
Two local nonprofits, Network for Social Justice of Winchester and Social Capital Inc. of Woburn, will host this virtual program, to be held via Zoom.
Thanks to a recent expansion, New Horizons at Choate is welcoming new residents without a waiting list for the first time in nearly three decades. Owned and operated by Cummings Foundation for 31 years, the senior living community works to provide a caring and engaging environment to promote healthy aging.
Joyce and Bill Cummings will be joined by New Horizons at Choate Executive Director Christine Coakley and Deputy Director Lisa Yarin. They will discuss New Horizons’ programming, services and residence options, including retirement/independent living, assisted living, senior apartments and the newly expanded Courtyard Suites.
“We are hoping to dispel any myths about senior living,” said Coakley. “Some seniors and their families believe that assisted living is a place to go as a last resort. Quite the contrary, New Horizons is a place where residents get more out of life by making new friends, engaging in activities, eating well, and being cared for by a welcoming and enthusiastic staff.”
Joyce and Bill Cummings will also discuss Cummings Foundation’s support of other local nonprofits, including NFSJ and Social Capital, as well as organizations as far away as Rwanda.
This Zoom event will be informal and interactive, with direct conversation encouraged, according to Coakley. Community members are invited to attend and ask questions.
The event is free, but registration is required. For information, contact Sue Howland at email@example.com or 781-569-2344.