WILMINGTON, MA — At last week’s Wilmington Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull publicly thanked Michael Bell, Executive Director of Woodbriar Health Center, for an extraordinary act of kindness his company performed during a major snow storm back on March 8.
A 90-year-old Wilmington resident came to the Senior Center during the storm due to the conditions in his home. Without electricity, returning home was not a viable option for him. Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello made multiple calls to local hotels to obtain a room for the man, but was unsuccessful. She eventually reached out to Woodbriar, which did not hesitate in saying “yes.”
Upon arrival, the man — in a presumably very stressful situation — was made to feel like a welcomed guest. He was personally greeted, provided with his own private room, given dinner and coffee, and then hearty warm breakfast, all at no charge. He enjoyed his stay so much, he’s thinking about permanently moving there.
“Wilmington prides itself on being a community in which residents look out for one another. It is gratifying to know that Woodbriar Health Center demonstrates the same level of generosity when a resident is in need,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull.
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