Seabrook Honors Resident Volunteers During National Volunteer Appreciation Month

Residents volunteer at local schools, The Center, food banks, and more!

Seabrook, an Erickson Senior Living-managed community in Tinton Falls, NJ, celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation Month with two recognition breakfasts on April 18 and April 19. With over 280 residents actively engaged in volunteerism, Seabrook’s impact extends throughout the local community. Volunteers generously donate their time to organizations, including local schools, the Center in Asbury Park, Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, food banks, parks, animal shelters, and more. 

Seabrook residents at Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on April 19.
Seabrook resident and retired teacher Anita Nixon volunteers at Atchison School every week during the school year.

An outstanding example is Anita Nixon, a member of Seabrook’s retired teachers’ group. Anita devotes her Wednesdays to volunteering as a Teacher Assistant Volunteer at Atchison Elementary School in Tinton Falls. She supports first and second-grade classrooms throughout the day and participates in small group activities with second graders. 

“I love volunteering at Atchison School because it gives me much joy as I continue to use my professional skills in supporting the children’s learning and development,” said Anita. 

The retired teachers’ group also actively engages in additional volunteer projects on and off campus. Initiatives include collecting school supplies and plastics for Monmouth Regional High School’s TREX team and offering tutoring services to high school servers employed in on-site restaurants. 

Seabrook Pastoral Ministries Coordinator Emily Lueder, who organized the event, acknowledges the significant impact of Seabrook’s volunteers. “Many Seabrook residents like Anita are dedicated to giving back and supporting others. Through their volunteer efforts, they enrich both the local community and our campus,” said Emily. 

At the recognition celebrations, more than 130 residents enjoyed music by Jimi Mitchell and a buffet breakfast served by Seabrook’s executive team, leadership team, and dining services team members. They were honored for their dedication to giving back to the community. Keynote speakers included staff from The Center in Asbury Park, including Executive Director Michael Roland, Director of Development Linda Rebbel, and Director of Resident and Client Services Saquan Stevenson. 

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