Wartburg Fall Festival


Wartburg Fall Festival

Live Music, Farmer’s Market, Children’s Area and Food Trucks

Contribute to a Fun-Filled Day


Mount Vernon, N.Y. (October 19, 2017) – Wartburg, a premier senior residential and healthcare care provider, recently hosted its annual Fall Festival on their 34-acre campus. This year’s event drew over 800 people. Founded in 1866, Wartburg’s legacy dates back to the days of caring for children orphaned after the Civil War and caring for seniors since 1897.


The event featured live entertainment throughout the day, a children’s area with a bouncy castle, obstacles course and games (sponsored by Backyard Sports Cares, a mentoring organization through sports for underprivileged children, and Talon Athletics), shopping, face painting, caricatures and an art exhibition hosted by Got Art?, Inc. In addition, Wartburg hosted a Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School reunion, welcoming nearly 30 Wartburg alumni back home. Internet-based radio station, Westchester Talk Radio, broadcasted from the festival. The Mount Vernon Fire Department provided an opportunity for attendees to learn fire safety in their “Smokehouse” and the Mount Vernon Police Department brought “Otis,” a German Shepherd in the K-9 unit.


In addition to the various food vendors there was also a Farmer’s Market sponsored by Morrison Community Living. To quench the adult thirst of attendees, Half Time provided a Beer Bar while Apricots & Honey hosted a wine tasting.


Attendees were entertained throughout the day with sound of steel drums by Peter Salomon & the Island Magic Band, lively lessons of various dances by Cynthia Dixon & The Soul Latin Line Dancers and the soulful sounds of the Interfaith Choir.  


“The weather was just perfect,” said David Gentner, Wartburg President and CEO. “My thanks to the many exhibitors, staff, volunteers, member congregations, and sponsors for making this year’s fall festival the best one yet.”

Beginning with a service in Wartburg’s historic chapel and culminating with a “balloon pop” where children could win prizes such as sporting equipment or new bicycles. It was a fun-filled day enjoyed by all.


“We couldn’t be happier to invite the community to come to our historic campus and enjoy this free event on such a beautiful, sunny day,” said Angela Ciminello, Vice President of Development and Marketing. “This day wouldn’t be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers, staff and board as well as our generous sponsors who help us continue our vital mission of nurturing the body, mind and spirit of those entrusted to our care.”


About Wartburg

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services.  Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family.

Most recently, Wartburg received the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators and the 2015 Legacy Award from the Westchester County Chapter of the Links. In addition, Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year in 2017.

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