April 20, 2011
WHAT: Seniors ‘dig in’ with high school students to plant trees for Gaithersburg City’s Green Week celebration
WHERE: Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm
TIME: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BACKGROUND: The Beloved Community project is a joint venture being spearheaded by Asbury Methodist Village resident Rev. Hal Garman, Wesley Theological Seminary Urban Ministries program student Jameson McLaughlin, the liaison between the Office of the County Executive and Montgomery County’s faith communities Tim Warner, and City of Gaithersburg officials.
Beloved Community grew out of Garman’s desire to see how Asbury residents could serve their neighbors, especially area youth. Saturday’s event follows a pool party hosted by Asbury Methodist Village earlier this month.
Media Visuals: Approximately 20 Asbury Methodist Village residents and 20 Gaithersburg teenagers will be planting 40 trees with Gaithersburg City workers.
Asbury Methodist Village is a CARF-CCAC and EAGLE-accredited continuing care retirement community that is part of Asbury Communities, Inc., which provides management and support services for a system of continuing care retirement communities for older adults. Asbury Communities is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group’s AZ 100 as the 15th largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization in the country. Asbury Methodist Village is also a member of LifeSpan Network.