Wellington Cares nets $22,000 at luncheon


The Wellington Cares third annual luncheon, held in early October, raised more than $22,000 to continue serving Wellington seniors for free.

“Our third annual luncheon was a tremendous success,” said Wellington Cares Executive Director Kathy Foster. “The funds raised will go directly back into the community helping our seniors here in Wellington age in place and stay in the homes they love.”

The afternoon began with an auction and the announcement of forming Palm Beach County Cares that will work on supporting a Cares in all municipalities within Palm Beach County. Guests heard from Extraordinary Charities and Wellington Regional Medical Center before an informative presentation from keynote speaker Dr. Leonard R. Hock, Jr., chief medical officer of Trustbridge Palliative Care and Advanced Illness Management.

“Wellington Cares is truly a home-grown charity,” said Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig. “We are so proud of this group of caring residents that changes the quality of life for some of our most vulnerable seniors.”

More than 100 guests attended the luncheon.

For more information about Wellington Cares, go online to WellingtonCaresOrg.com.

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