Kendal at Longwood Residents Receive Award

Today, United States Representative Chrissy Houlahan came to our Kendal at Longwood campus to give her first “Houla Helpers” congressional award to residents Irene Kalman and Anne Humes for their dedication to the area children of Tick Tock Early Learning Center. Also attending today’s presentation were Lisa Marsilio, Chief Executive Officer and Susan Renz, Board Member of Kendal Crosslands Communities, Susan Czerwin, Director of the Tick Tock Early Learning Center, and Irene’s daughter, Nancy Simons.

US Representative Chrissy Houlahan, Lisa Marsilio, Nancy Simons, Susan Renz, Susan Czerwin, and seated Irene Kalman and Anne Humes with their award.

Representative Chrissy thanked our residents for crocheting and knitting scarves and sweaters for the children at Tick Tock Early Learning Center. Many of the children who attend the center come from families living well below the poverty level. “It is people like you who help our community. You are an inspiration to everyone, to help others in this world. I am happy to visit with you and present you with this certificate”, said Houlahan.

Representative Houlahan presenting the “Houla Helper” award

Anne delivered the sweaters and scarves in December, just in time for the holiday season. “The children got to choose their sweater and Irene knitted scarves that the children could gift to their parents at Christmas, it’s so special,” said Czrewin.

Lisa Marsilio and Sue Renz offered their congratulations and were thrilled to be part of the ceremony.

Congratulations Irene and Anne!

The ladies say they expect to continue knitting sweaters and scarves for many more years and will continue to make an impact in our local community.