The Penick Village Foundation Honor Walk and Garden was developed to provide a way to honor one another while strengthening our future. Please consider purchasing a brick in this beautiful destination adjacent to the Village House dining area to honor someone you love, someone you respect, or someone you want to always be remembered.
May 10, 2018
"Silence is golden. Unless you have kids. Then silence is suspicious."
I saw this quote and thought to myself, “Yep.” You see, I am one of four kids. Without a doubt, when there was silence in my house growing up, that was a sure sign of mischief. My mom knew there was more to that “silence” story. My wife and I are familiar with this too. The louder our house is, the more normal we think it is. But when there is silence, we think, “There is more to this story.” Admittedly, I’m not as good at this as my wife. I think all moms have a built-in radar, sonar, mom-dar (or whatever it is called) and when there is silence, it activates a raised eyebrow and the investigation kicks into gear.
Knowing that there is more to the story is important. At Penick Village everyone works hard to bring our mission to life in creating a loving community. But that isn’t the whole story either – there is so much more to it. This is especially true for our residents who have found themselves in financial need through no fault of their own. This year’s story includes approximately $1.6 million of financial assistance. The story includes residents in all levels of living and care at Penick Village. The story includes assuring continuity, security, peace of mind, and love at this stage of their lives. And, our story includes you.
We do not create this story alone and we never have. You and others have been, and continue to be, the essential and generous strength for the Penick Village mission. You give us the opportunity to say to a resident or their loved one, “You are not alone, we are here for you – and there are many people making sure we can be here for you.” I promise that you have made countless differences in many lives, and I thank you on behalf of all those who have greatly benefited from your support.
Yes, I admit, there is a little bit more to the story here, too. Will you join my wife, Severine, and me in making a gift to Penick Village’s 2018 Mother’s Day story? Folks like you have created an ongoing 54-year story that blesses the lives of our residents and those who love them.
Thank you for all you do, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.
Jeffrey I. Hutchins
Chief Executive Officer
Hunter W. Wortham
Chief Development Officer