Morristown Alumnae Fellowships with Residents of Senior Home

Submitted by Ferlanda Fox Nixon

Members of the Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, devoted an evening during its May Week celebration to “socializing with seniors” at the Mt. Kemble Home for Women. Twelve of 22 residents dined and played Bingo with Morristown
Alumnae members, with most of the seniors winning at least one prize, and all receiving a variety of giveaways.

“We cherish the opportunity to engage with our senior citizens, especially communities of women,” stated Kimberly C. Monroe, president of the Morristown Alumnae Chapter. “The room was filled with lots of joy and laughter. Who knew that several rounds of Bingo could lift spirits
and enliven the atmosphere?”

Founded in 1883 by women who were members of the local Presbyterian Church, Mt. Kemble Home for Women provides safety and shelter for senior women of limited financial means. Presently operated by Homeless Solutions, a nonprofit organization that helps Morris County’s
homeless and working poor, Mt. Kemble Home for Women offers each resident her own room, with access to shared bathrooms, a sitting room, and a dining room.

The facility manager noted that the gathering was well-attended as some of the residents typically avoid social events as much as possible. Some do not have any family, so guest visits are greatly appreciated by the staff and the more outgoing residents.

“Now that we have forged a relationship with Mt. Kemble Home for Women residents, we definitely will return for more engagement,” shared Monroe.

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