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Edgehill Retirement Community Performs Radiant Acts of Kindness

STAMFORD, CT–Preparing and serving food at a local soup kitchen, hand making biscuits for Paws Animal Shelter, delivering treats to the Stamford Fire Department, EMS and Police Department, and donating goods to community members in need are just a few of the many compassionate acts the residents and staff at Edgehill took part in recently.

Edgehill is one of the 56 Benchmark Senior Living communities to participate in ‘Radiant Acts of Kindness,’ a campaign meant to spread love and spawn a contagion of compassion in the neighborhoods they serve.

“Our mission is to elevate human connection and we saw this as a perfect opportunity to radiate joy and make people feed valued,” says Christopher Barstein, executive director, Edgehill. “It’s an honor to be able to give back to the community that’s supported our growth for the past 20 years and surprise some folks along the way.”

Board games were donated to the Stamford Health Bennett Cancer Center, boxed lunches and personalized items were donated to the homeless at Pacific House Shelter, Edgehill staff worked together to clean up West Beach in Stamford, and local day laborers were surprised with iced coffees on a hot afternoon. The residents and associates at Edgehill have become everyday heroes by doing simple, good deeds for their neighbors.

“Kindness begins with one person, and we hope that our efforts will start a chain reaction,” says Mary Camilli-Bernat, director of programming, Edgehill.

Edgehill is doing its part to help Benchmark exceed their company-wide goal of 1,700 radiant acts for the month of July. Last year, over 1,200 acts were committed in honor of the company’s 20th anniversary. Photos and more details about the good deeds can be found on Edgehill’s Facebook and Twitter pages and are archived with the #BeRadiant2018 hashtag.

Set on the spacious grounds of a former family retreat in Stamford, Conn., Edgehill is a Type A Lifecare, all-inclusive continuing care retirement community.