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Mount Vernon's Wartburg Names Room After Uebels

Wilma Harris cuts the ribbon at a room named after parents, August and Martha Moebus Uebel, at Wartburg in Mount Vernon.
Wilma Harris cuts the ribbon at a room named after parents, August and Martha Moebus Uebel, at Wartburg in Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Wilma Harris traveled all the way from Boca Raton, Fla., recently to dedicate a room in memory of her parents in Wartburg’s new, state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services, or ADS, building.

This first “naming” of a space in the building was for the peaceful sunroom, where ADS registrants sit and read or look onto the patio, where a garden is in full bloom, or listen and watch birds in a large, enclosed sanctuary.

Harris, a longtime Wartburg supporter and former resident of Pelham, 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 the 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.

"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 Gentner.

For more information on how to make a Legacy Gift to Wartburg, contact Ciminello at 914-513-5179 or aciminello@wartburg.org.

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. For more information, visit www.wartburg.org .

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