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Donor Funds: The Shirley Silversteen and Sylvia Millet Afternoon Tea Memorial Fund

Posted on 06/05/23 by Beth in Community News

The Shirley Silversteen and Sylvia Millet Afternoon Tea Memorial Fund

Donor Funds: The Shirley Silversteen and Sylvia Millet Afternoon Tea Memorial Fund

Left, top: Art Kitch, Lynn Millet, Marie Smith and Tamera Ellis

Lynn and Paul Millet established the Shirley Silversteen and Sylvia Millet Afternoon Tea Memorial Fund in memory of Lynn’s mother Shirley Silversteen and Paul’s mother Sylvia Millet. Lynn shared that she has very fond memories of her mother’s life here at R.H. Myers, and the friendships she made over the years. Shirley and Sylvia lived at Myers for eight years and when they both passed away in 2020 Lynn wanted to find a way to “perpetuate the happy socialization and community feeling” she found at R.H. Myers.

Donor Funds: The Shirley Silversteen and Sylvia Millet Afternoon Tea Memorial Fund

Left, bottom: Sylvia Millet z”l and Shirley Silversteen z”l

The first Tea on May 16, 2022 would have been Shirley’s 100th birthday. Every tea has been unique and theme decorated by Marie Smith of Life Enrichment, and gathers 70 - 80 tenants. They “happily socialize” and enjoy delicious pastries and appetizers made by Art Kitch and his kitchen staff with administrators and staff serving the tenants. Lynn comes to each one to help serve, socialize and enjoy the “community feeling” among the tenants and dedicated staff.

About Donor Funds at Menorah Park

In our weekly staff meetings, the Menorah Park Foundation staff shares successes of the week. On a regular basis, quite a few of these successes have to do with residents, clients and friends we have helped along the way. Many of the discussions focus on why we do what we do, not so much on what we do. Yes, we run two excellent nursing homes, fine residences, provide rehab services and home health care, but why? It’s because we want people in our community to live empowered lives. To be inspired to continue to create, contribute and engage, and to be comforted and well-cared-for when ill. We do what we do to maintain a healthy community. To maximize everyone’s ability to do what they want to do. To live their best lives as long as they possibly can.

At the Menorah Park Foundation, we steward over 500 donor funds representing the interests of our donors and their families. Each fund helps to ensure that the lives of our residents, clients, staff, and volunteers are enriched every day. Our endowed funds support programs and services not paid for by insurance or government programs or even private payments for rent and clinical services. The Donor Funds support outings, cultural events, music performances, parties, holiday celebrations, intergenerational activities, artistic expression, birthday parties, dances, religious activities, gardens, group exercise classes and so much more.

For a minimum gift of $10,000 (which can be paid over time) you may establish a permanent fund to support a program or service area of your choice, in your name or the name of a loved one who you wish to honor or remember. Setting up a named endowed fund is a great way for you to support the Menorah Park campus.

You can set up your named fund with a donation of cash, a stock transfer, or even a gift of property (to name a few). Whatever mechanism suits your circumstances, we will make sure your giving is handled properly. Today, tomorrow and in the future, we count on our donor funds and you, our most precious friends, to continue to support and offer, the programs and services that enhance life at Menorah Park.

Please feel free to contact the Menorah Park Foundation at 216.839.6640 for more information.

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