Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Brightview Senior Living Center resident celebrated the big day alongside friends and local staff.
A local man celebrated his 100th birthday Wednesday alongside his friends and the staff of Brightview Senior Living Center in Edgewater. Charles “Reggie” Dove was born on Jan. 9, 1913 in Birdsville, MD. As a 22-year-old, Dove married his wife Arita Brashears on Oct. 29, 1935, and the two stayed married for 76 years until Arita passed away in May 2012 at the age of 96. Dove spent the early parts of his career working in a general store until later becoming a mail handler for the Naval Academy as a civilian—a job he held for 38 years. Throughout this life, Dove has loved gardening and playing his guitar. Do you know Charles “Reggie Dove"? Wish him a happy 100th birthday in the comments below!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
After learning that some senior citizens had trouble getting on the bus for trips, 16 local students used their engineering education to help.
Over the past few months, local students from the FIRST Lego League “Brick Hawks” engineering team “adopted” senior citizens living at Brightview Senior Living Center as they sought to resolve problems facing the elderly throughout the region. The teams—comprised of young engineers competing in robotics competitions—are working on projects focused on FIRST's 2012 “Senior Solutions" theme. Focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)-centered projects, designing innovative solutions to problems faced by many senior citizens. In an effort to perform some community service and learn what challenges they should address, the Brick Hawks spent weeks working with local residents at Brightview teaching and learning with them …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
After learning about an employee's adventure to Romania, local residents at the senior living center decided to help out in the cause.
Senior citizens residing at Brightview South River recently crafted scarves and collected other warm clothing items for orphans in Romania to help one of its employees on a mission trip to the eastern European nation. After learning about employee Jenny Smith’s upcoming journey to Romania, about a dozen residents at the senior living center decided they wanted going to help make Christmas extra special for children halfway across the world. Using their knitting skills, the women made scarves to go along with other donated hats, mittens and gloves to keep the orphans warm during Romania’s bitter cold. Smith, an assistant who helps residents participate in various activities throughout the facility, is loved among many at Brightview, said …