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Thanksgiving celebration

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PEQUANNOCK, N.J., November 23, 2011 – While 2011 may be remembered for the devastating late summer floods and the October nor’easter, today 100 people with mental illness and seniors reflected on the year’s blessings at a Thanksgiving celebration hosted by NewBridge Services.

“It can be hard to feel gratitude after such a difficult year for so many people,” said NewBridge Chief Executive Officer Robert L. Parker. “I find inspiration in our clients, who face adversity every day but are grateful for each step they take in overcoming life’s challenges.”

The guests, including seniors who rely on NewBridge to continue living independently, gathered at the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, where they enjoyed a traditional turkey feast with all the fixings: stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. For many of them, NewBridge’s 18th annual Thanksgiving dinner will be their only celebration of the holiday.

The First Reformed Church donated the space and the Home Town Market of Pompton Plains prepared the meal at a greatly reduced price. Area residents generously donated money to pay for the feast, and NewBridge board members, staff and local volunteers helped serve the dinner.

About NewBridge Services
Founded in 1963, NewBridge Services, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) community organization providing innovative programs and education services in five focus areas: mental health, addiction, housing, youth programs and senior services. Whether guiding people as they cope with stress, grief, or substance abuse, or providing advice to those with parenting, relationship or caregiving challenges, NewBridge helps people bring balance to their lives.

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