Shared Support:  Residents from Crosby Commons Gift Blankets to Adam’s House

Residents from Crosby Commons senior living community took a trip to Adam’s House in Shelton on a mission to deliver handmade fleece blankets for the organization’s upcoming Grief Support Program.

“Adam’s House is an amazing organization, right in our backyard,” said Lisa Bisson, Director of Community Outreach for Wesley Village and a member of the Adam’s House Board of Directors.  “We were looking for a meaningful way for our residents to support their program and the blankets were a perfect project.”

The mission of Adam’s House is to provide free grief education and peer support in a comforting environment, empowering families and children to navigate their grief journey with strength and resilience as they rebuild their lives. Since 2016, Adam’s House has helped more than 350 families find hope and healing as they navigate grief.

“During the pandemic, residents of Crosby Commons began exploring opportunities to support local organizations, and the Crosby Cares Committee was created to help identify and collaborate on these community outreach projects,” said Lauren Donovan, Activities Director at the Shelton senior living community. Over the years the committee has been involved in several different projects.

“We packed snacks for teachers at neighboring Long Hill Elementary School during the first week of school, donated books to a local lending library, created Hearts of Hope for cancer patients, and put together care packages for the Bridgeport Area Mission, just to name a few,” said Bisson.

“We all need purpose in our lives, especially as we age,” said Donovan. “A project that residents can be involved in independently to support organizations like Adam’s House offers a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment,” said Donovan.

A total of six handmade blankets were donated by the Crosby Cares Committee to Adam’s House. Residents visited Adam’s House to put the finishing touches on the blankets while Allison Wysota, founder of Adam’s House, shared the story behind the mission and the services the organization provides to families.

“We were so happy to have help from the energetic residents of Crosby Commons,” Wysota commented. “As a non-profit organization, we are always grateful to the volunteers, friends and donors who help us in supporting grieving children and families throughout Connecticut and beyond.”

About Adam’s House: Adam’s House is dedicated to providing grief education and peer support in a nurturing, home-like environment. Situated in the heart of Shelton, CT, our carefully restored space serves as a sanctuary for families embarking on their 8-week grief journey. Within Adam’s House, children and their families find solace and strength as they connect with peers and learn effective strategies for navigating loss. We offer support to adults, as well as, children grappling with various types of loss, whether it be the passing of a parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt/uncle, or friend. Most of our programs are provided free of charge to participating families. Our ultimate mission is to empower program participants to confront their grief, improve resilience and embrace life to its fullest potential. For more information, contact Noelle Debes, Director of Communications, noelle@adamshousect.org.

 About Wesley Village: Wesley Village senior living campus is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton and is part of United Methodist Homes, a local not-for-profit organization. The Wesley Village campus offers independent and assisted living, enhanced assisted living, early memory support, skilled nursing, and short-term rehab. To learn more about Crosby Commons, Wesley Heights, Lifestyle Transitions, or Bishop Wicke Health Center, visit our website or contact us at 203.225.5024. To become part of the Wesley Village team, visit our website at: https://www.umh.org/career-opportunities-at-umh.