Gathering Place opens West Dover location

(Left to right): Gathering Place Board President Andrew Loney, Karen Hein, Ralph Dell, Gathering Place site director Tanya Powling, Gathering Place executive director Maggie Lewis, and Lions Club president Jen Betit.

DOVER- For many years, Ralph Dell was an active member of the Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club.  He helped raise funds, walked in parades, and participated in meetings.  In 2010, Dell, a retired pediatrician and public health advocate, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Thanks in part to support from his Lions Club, Dell is now a regular client at The Gathering Place’s new location in West Dover.
On Monday, June 4, the center hosted a special thank you dinner for the Whitingham-Halifax Lions, to acknowledge the club’s financial support.  
Executive director Maggie Lewis gave tours of the center and explained the Gathering Place’s mission to the Lions. She also presented outgoing Lions president Jen Betit with a certificate of appreciation.
The new Gathering Place location, in the old First Wok building on Route 100, has been extensively renovated. It is now a bright, welcoming, and fully-equipped facility offering a comprehensive range of programs and services for adults. These programs include everything from healthy meals, activities, and programs, to personal grooming assistance.


The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

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