Share This Press Release
|For Immediate Release:
The biennial event, which took place on May 22 at the Woodholme Country Club, honored Ronnie B. Footlick, a principal owner of Bond Distributing Company, for her ongoing commitment to the Baltimore community. Footlick has served as the chairwoman of the LifeBridge Health Board of Directors and as the chairwoman of the Sinai Hospital Board of Directors. She also works with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and with Jewish Community Services.
“Ronnie has truly touched the lives of many people and has worked tirelessly to improve care in the communities served by LifeBridge Health
,” says Betsy Narrow, current president of the Levindale Auxiliary. “Her efforts have come full circle because she began volunteering at Levindale when she was just in high school.”
Levindale is a geriatric center and hospital dedicated to providing superior service for the aged, frail and ill. The theme of the evening, It’s a New Day in the Neighborhood, was chosen to highlight the next chapter of Levindale’s future. Construction of a $30 million modern building, on the newly named Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation campus, is near completion.
In addition to private bedrooms and bathrooms, country kitchens, sitting rooms and a two-story atrium, the new complex will have a new $250,000 sensory garden, which is being donated by the Levindale Auxiliary. The garden will incorporate people’s five senses by using music, lights, waterfalls, herbs and sweet-smelling flowers.
“A priority for the auxiliary is to make the transition from a private home into a long-term care center as smooth and meaningful as possible for residents so they can maintain their dignity and respect,” adds Narrow. “We would like to thank everyone for making the evening such a big success, with special appreciation for event’s co-chairs, Wendy Drazin and Melissa Shnidman.