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Boxwood Alliance Launches Website at Somers Manor to Aid Area Seniors

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Lynda O’Hanlon, board member of the Boxwood Alliance, talks with Jerry Billingsley and James M. Sullivan (right). Credits: Faith Ann Butcher
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The Boxwood Alliance Board of Directors: Patti Horvath, Lynda O’Hanlon, Francesca Piacentino, Colin Sandler and Catherine Wynkoop. Missing from the photo is Karen Schleimer.
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SOMERS, N.Y.--Wanting seniors to have the opportunity to age in place, the Boxwood Alliance provides information about resources and tools that are available to help those in Westchester and Putnam counties. To launch its new website, theboxwood.org, it hosted at senior resource fair at Somers Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on Wednesday, July 26.

Joined by two dozen participating organizations such as Sloan & Feller, Attorneys at Law, and Fieldhome, representatives of the Boxwood Alliance met with a steady flow of seniors, caregivers and families throughout the day.

“Often it is the families or the caregivers that are arranging the services, so it is nice to see them out here today,” said Lynda O’Hanlon, a board member of Boxwood Alliance.

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Jerry Billingsley, a Somers resident, was among the attendees. 

“There was a lot information available here,” he said. “It is great that they were able to put this together.”

State senators Terrence Murphy and George Latimer, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Westchester Legislator Francis Corcoran also attended.

O’Hanlon’s fellow board member Francesca Piacentino, who is also the director of marketing at Somers Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, offered to host the event to help spread word about what it offers and encourage people to visit the website. 

“The mission of the Boxwood Alliance is to promote safety, security and peace of mind for our seniors and their families,” said Piacentino. “The website provides information about existing programs and can help participants, caregivers or family members know what resources and tools are out there to help seniors remain in their own home and be healthy.” 
 

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