David Gentner and Geri Christiana
David Gentner and Geri Christiana

Mount Vernon, NY, February 26, 2014 – Wartburg has donated over thirty chairs and one large screen projection TV to the Mount Vernon Armory, which currently provides shelter and programming to many of Mount Vernon’s elders. 

David Gentner, Wartburg’s CEO and Geri Christiana the Director of the Office for the Aging in Mount Vernon came together on Friday February 21st to celebrate the exchange.  The chairs were once used in the old orphan auditorium on the Wartburg campus, where Wartburg’s  Adult Day Service program resided for 14 years.

Ms. Christiana expressed gratitude for the sturdier chairs, which will replace the folding chairs the seniors had been using.  She stated: “We so appreciate the generosity of the Wartburg and how they always think of us when there are these types of donations.” 

Said David Gentner: “Wartburg is a partner in this community.  On this campus or elsewhere, we will find opportunities to make a difference in this community.  The elders served at the Armory are our families and loved ones and I look forward to seeing the furniture in use.”

Wartburg is an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior services, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care. Its 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon serves seniors and their families in southern Westchester and the northern Bronx. 


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