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Cornell Cares Day
January 7, 2017

Cornell Cares Day is an annual, worldwide alumni/student service day that connects Cornellians to serve in their local communities. CCMO participates each year.

This year's Cornell Cares Day was held at the The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, a full-service senior living community in Red Bank.

Following a group lunch at the nearby Danish Cafe, we trudged to The Atrium in icy snow, which unfortunately kept several volunteers safely at home.

Pre-event lunch

We organized seven activities, leading residents in crossword puzzles, bingo, dominoes, potting, table tennis, greeting card-making and a men's discussion group.

Our volunteers, from left: Toni Ann Pollitto PA'18, Erik Bernstein '87, Steven Chu PA'15, Polly Chu '81 PA'15, Alexis Pollitto '18, Bruce Wagner '64, Brooke Bernstein '32, Carole Fishman '70 PA'05, George Schildge '60 PA'90, Ina Goldberg '76, Janie Schildge PA'90, Pat Reilly '78 PA'13, Joan Tosici '64, Mary Grace Hager '19, Chuck Hager '82GR PA'19. Not pictured: Margaret Milliken '84.

Potting flower bulbs

Crossword puzzling

Creating Valentines Day cards...

Brooke's first volunteer experience

... some some finished cards



Table tennis

Men's discussion group

Finally, volunteers and residents gathered together to learn from residents' experiences, sing old-timey songs and finally sing the Cornell Alma Mater.

Reflections on a life well lived

Mary Grace and Alexis led the conversation

Janie and George leading the sing-along

Stylings on guitar from Erik

Singing the Alma Mater, far above the Navesink's waters