NewBridge Clients Celebrate Thanksgiving Together
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Nearly 100 senior citizens and local residents living with mental illness enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings at NewBridge Services’ annual celebration on Nov. 22.
The gathering at the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains was the only Thanksgiving celebration for many of the guests. They enjoyed turkey, stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and pies.
“We may not be related by blood, but we at NewBridge are a family,” CEO Robert L. Parker said. “We are grateful for our clients and proud of their efforts to achieve balance in their lives.”
Parker thanked the two event sponsors, Century 21 Crest Real Estate in Pompton Plains and Carl Stahl Sava Industries in Riverdale. First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains donated the space.
NewBridge Services, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is a premier provider of counseling services, housing and educational programs in northern New Jersey serving 10,000 adults and seniors last year alone. NewBridge treats mental illnesses and addictions; teaches skills for coping with stress, grief and challenging relationships; builds and manages affordable housing; offers school-based programs that teach children and adolescents resiliency skills for healthy emotional development; helps young adults succeed in their education and prepare for careers; and supports seniors so they can remain independent. Throughout its more than 50-year history, NewBridge has remained true to its mission of bringing balance to people’s lives by tracking shifts in communities’ needs and providing innovative, effective programs to meet them.