Holiday Trolley - Wingman Planning
Wingman Planning, a Marketing Agency located in Manasquan, New Jersey, was founded by Tom Mirabella back in 2009. With over 10 years of knowledge, guidance and aid to small community businesses and storefronts, Tom and his team have helped push businessowners to new heights.
Not only does Wingman Planning excel in the areas of website design, social media management, photo and video services and more, but they continue to give back to the community through nonprofit efforts. Each year Wingman Planning hosts and partners with Shore Luxury Limos for the annual Holiday Toy Trolley, benefitting surrounding nonprofits with Christmas toys for children up to 18 years of age.
During this, Wingman Planning President Tom offers fellow business owners to become ‘Santa Stops,’ where they are to become a hosting spot for donations from staff, customers and whomever wishes to contribute. With this partnership, business owners will too expect a visit from Santa on a specific date and time for collection of donations, photo op and store showcase on the Shore Luxury Limos Facebook Page.
Last year, Tom Mirabella and his team have collected over 1,200 toys from clients, businesses and friends for chosen nonprofits and children of our community. If you wish to donate by delivering toys to Wingman Planning, please visit their contactless toy donation bin located in their office foyer of 2677 Route 70 in Manasquan. For those wanting to participate in this event, please contact Wingman Planning at (732) 539-5980.
ENCOMPASS HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF TOMS RIVER
Encompass Health helps 91 year old great-great grandmother beat coronavirus!
Every time a call came from Community Medical Center, Toms River, where her 90-year-old mother was being treated for COVID-19 and pneumonia, Kim Wedemeyer feared the worst.
“I thought she was gone,” Wedemeyer said. “They say when old people get this, it’s a death sentence.”
Not for Jean Powell! After 10 days, the hospital phoned Wedemeyer with stunning news: This feisty great-great-grandmother was ready for discharge.
“I was shocked. I asked, ‘Are you sure?’” said Wedemeyer, 65, who lives in Lacey. “I thought, ‘I wonder if they’re making a mistake.’”
It was legit. Although she required supplemental oxygen and battled a consistent fever during her hospital stay, Powell never went on a ventilator. She was moved to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River where she celebrated her 91st birthday on April 26 before heading home to Crestwood Manor in Manchester.
She arrived at the rehab hospital in a weakened state; but before long, “Mrs. Powell was up and running like her old self,” said Angela Gatnarek, her registered nurse case manager at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital. “We would walk with her in the halls and practice stairs with her. You never would have known.”
A former flight attendant, Powell raised four children with a “suck it up and go on” attitude toward adversity. Wedemeyer said, “She always was a very strong woman, stronger than I could ever hope to be. She’s one tough cookie.”
The hardest part about the ordeal, Wedemeyer said, was being unable to see her mother in person for three-plus weeks. “My biggest concern was that she would die alone,” she said. “If it was her time, I didn’t want her to be by herself.”
Wedemeyer credits the staffs at both Community Medical Center and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital for keeping in constant contact and coordinating FaceTime conversations whenever requested. At one point, Wedemeyer said a rehab staffer donned full protective gear just to help her mother turn on the TV.
“I cannot say enough about them,” Wedemeyer said. “They were worn ragged at both places, but they were absolutely wonderful.”
Seeing Powell return home made it all worthwhile.
“Yes, we see a lot of patients who are really struggling to overcome COVID,” Gatnarek said. “You don’t always get good news; but when you do, it’s a great reminder that there are people recovering out there.”
Powell suffers from dementia; however, on the day she turned 91, she was overjoyed as Wedemeyer and granddaughter Shaylin Bell wished her birthday greetings from right outside her room, holding a big sign in the window while calling her on the phone.
The next day, Powell was discharged. Wedemeyer came to pick her up, and the rehab staff brought out a wheelchair to move her from the facility to the car.
Not necessary. “No,” the 91-year-old coronavirus survivor said. “I can walk.”
(credits: Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 a.m. ET May 13, 2020 | Updated 11:32 a.m. ET May 13, 2020)
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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River Contact Info:
Solangie Pabon, RN, BSN (Angie)
Business Development Director
O 732 505-5094/ C 732 486-9333/ F 732 818-4839
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CHEMED was founded in 2009 to provide a comprehensive, integrated system of health care to individuals and families in Lakewood and the surrounding areas. We provide outstanding preventative, treatment and health education services.
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CHEMED staff members speak many languages including Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish. A translation service is available to accommodate other languages. We provide many other services to assist our patients including outreach and enrollment assistance for the Health Insurance marketplace and eligibility screening for New Jersey Family Care.
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