Silver Linings at Old Bridge presents shawls to residents of Reformed Church Home

Members of Silver Linings at Old Bridge display one of 50 shawls made for donation to residents at Reformed Church Home. Pictured are Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry, left to right; Kate Shepard, RCH executive director; Matt Mercurio, director of Parks and Recreation for Old Bridge; and Anahita Feltz, Silver Linings at Old Bridge manager.

OLD BRIDGE – Seniors from Silver Linings at Old Bridge presented more than 50 handmade shawls to residents of Reformed Church Home (RCH) during a special ceremony.

Mayor Owen Henry, Director of Parks and Recreation Matt Mercurio, and Silver Linings Manager Anahita Feltz participated in the event, which was held in conjunction with an ice cream social sponsored by Silver Linings on Sept. 23.

The shawls were knitted or crocheted by about 10 members of Silver Linings as part of an outreach project in honor of National Senior Center Month in September. Both experienced and novice handcrafters worked on the shawls since early summer.

Henry spoke to the generosity and caring nature of the group, stating how much genuine caring went into the handmade items to help keep the RCH residents surrounded in warmth this coming winter, according to information provided by RCH. Kate Shepard, executive director of RCH, addressed the crafters with a heartfelt thank you for supporting residents in such a thoughtful way once again this year; in 2018, Silver Linings members crocheted blankets for RCH residents as part of National Senior Center Month.