Ceremony Marks First “Naming” of a Room in Wartburg’s New Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Building


Ms. Harris, a long time Wartburg supporter, was accompanied by her son, Ronald, and her daughter and son-in-law, Sunny Harris and John Mulligan. The room is named after her mother and father, August Uebel and Martha Moebus Uebel.

“I appreciate Wartburg because it has been consistently helpful to the Lutherans and others for as far back as I can remember. I also feel some have the tendency to forget the importance of what Luther did,” said Wilma Harris.

Surrounded by ADS registrants, staff and volunteers, she was presented with a plaque, a large bouquet of flowers and a Christopher Corr painting of Wartburg’s Fall Festival, an event her children and she have fond memories of attending for many years.

“My mother was so proud to be able to donate a room in memory of her parents and to honor the very important work that the Wartburg does every day. It is hard to express the appreciation that I and our family feel for the professionalism, kindness, and graciousness that David Gentner, our President, and Angela Ciminello, our Director of Development, showed us during the entire process,” said Ronald Harris. “It is a great bonus when you make a donation to a cause in which you believe, to also have people that represent that organization be so admirable. We want to thank them and the entire staff at The Wartburg for the fine work that they are doing.”

“Ms. Harris is a longtime friend and supporter of Wartburg’s mission and we are so very thankful to be able to present opportunities for her to make a positive impact on those we serve, said David Gentner, Wartburg President and CEO”

Wartburg’s “Invest in the Difference” Campaign encourages supporters to make a perpetual gift in honor or memory of a loved one by naming a building, public area, patient/resident room or other designated areas in each building on their beautiful 34-acre campus. Ms. Harris is the first to dedicate a room in Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center.

“It is with tremendous joy that we proudly honor Ms. Harris’s parents by dedicating the Adult Day Services Sunroom in their memory,” said Angela Ciminello, Director of Development at Wartburg. “Wartburg deeply appreciates the generosity of its supporters, like Ms. Harris, whose benevolence allows us to continue vital programs and services that nurture the body, mind and spirit of our registrants and residents.”

For more information on how to make a Legacy Gift to Wartburg, please contact Angela Ciminello, Director of Development, at 914-513-5179 or


Wartburg is an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior services, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, adult day services and hospice care. Its 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon serves seniors and their families in southern Westchester and the northern Bronx, and now the tri-state area. Wartburg’s nursing home has been recognized by U. S. News & World Report as among the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” for the fifth consecutive year, in 2015. Over the past few years, Wartburg has launched an ambitious building expansion program, including the Friedrichs Residence, providing affordable housing for seniors with 61 independent living apartments, and a rehabilitation and adult day services center of excellence both opened in 2013.

ADS Sunroom Dedication Ceremony
ADS Sunroom Dedication Ceremony
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