Wellington Bay Senior Living Community Supports Literacy Coalition

(L-R) Carol Bell, Wellington Bay Campus Executive Director Jay Mikosch, Arline Kaye, Library Committee Chair Caroll Raskin, Helen Greschel, Sascha Baron, Director of Life Enrichment Julie Ann Smolansky and Jeanne Siccone of the Literacy Coalition.

A passion for reading and sharing books runs deep in the Wellington Bay senior living community. In order to honor the importance of reading for National Library Week, Wellington Bay’s resident library committee recently organized a new book drive to benefit the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.

The residents of Wellington Bay graciously donated 175 books. These will be distributed through the children’s and family literacy programs, reaching 55,967 adults, children and families over the course of a year. Since 1989, the Literacy Coalition has been the leading advocate for literacy in Palm Beach County, working to improve the quality of life in the community by promoting literacy.

“As a retired librarian, it was important to me to do something special for children during National Library Week,” said resident Caroll Raskin, head of the Wellington Bay library committee.

After researching ways to have a positive impact on the most children, the work of the Literacy Coalition stood out.

“I felt confident that we would not only be helping those in the Village of Wellington but many that are less fortunate as well,” she said. “The residents of Wellington Bay always like to give back to the community, and so this seemed like a perfect fit. We were totally amazed at how many children the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County reaches. We hope to make this an annual event. Our residents were thrilled and had lots of fun shopping for the books.”

Wellington Bay is a rental retirement community featuring luxury apartments on a palm tree-shaded campus in Wellington. To learn more about Wellington Bay, visit www.wellingtonbayfl.com.


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