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Resident Support

To learn about Foundation gifts that can enhance life at Moorings Park, click here to email Georgia North.

Chateau Wind-Sculpture

Thank you to original campus residents, John and Connie Rakoske, who because of their philanthropic hearts, the Chateau Wind-Sculpture Plaza was built. This beautiful plaza brings joy to all residents as well as those staying in the Chateau.

Columbarium Expansion

The late Dennis Turner and his wife Dee helped to fund the building of a second columbarium wall for the internment of remains behind Bower Chapel. Their gift serves residents of all Moorings Park communities.

Fountain of Blessings

The serene fountain is located on the original campus at the entry of the clubhouse because of Bill & Mary Cuthbertson. Sadly, Bill passed away on November 17 of 2021. Before his death, Bill & Mary were able to renew their vows during the fountain dedication. Truly a beautiful tribute.

Korest Green Room at Bower Chapel

A beautiful addition to the Bower Chapel was made possible through the kindness of Alan Korest. The tranquil green room benefits all residents by providing a home to the many classes and study groups, which offering a space for performers who frequent the Bower Chapel. Sadly, Mr. Korest passed on June 4, 2022, but his generous legacy of giving will live in perpetuity.

Sheffield Theatre 

Karl and Alice Sheffield are behind the Sheffield Theatre at the Center for Health Living. Their generosity and vision created a lovely space to gather for lectures and performances.

Veterans Memorial Plaza

The Veterans Memorial Plaza on the original campus honors the 160+ military veterans who live at Moorings Park communities. Alan and Dolly Korest, John and Susan Morrison, Karl and Alice Sheffield, and Bobbi Tolley funded this project that was designed in collaboration with the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

Benevolent Care

The Foundation can use unrestricted funds to support residents who have outlived their resources.

Music Therapy

The initial relaunch of the Music Therapy program at Moorings Park was made possible by residents, John and Connie Rakoske who generously matched gifts made to the Foundation. This supplemental funding allowed Moorings Park time to allocate operating budget costs to relaunch a permanent program. Because of the Rakoske’s and other residents’ passion for helping others, you can find Music Therapy Director, Devan Elliot, leading memory care groups at all three campuses. She begins by building routines through starting programs with “hello” songs and other songs that ask “What’s new?” and “How are you?” This is done to help patients open up to peers while recognizing they are important. Devon’s main tools during the group sessions include the guitar, ukulele, autoharp and mandolin, although she is a classically trained flutiest.

“I am able to use something I am passionate about to help someone through a difficult time of life. It is such an honor.” -Devan Elliot

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Program

Moorings Park has a continuing relationship with Johns Hopkins to provide for a Geriatric Fellowship that includes 12 months of training at Johns Hopkins and six months at Moorings Park.  Fellows are fully licensed to practice, which enhances our services.  Additionally, the goal of the collaboration includes excellence in geriatric medicine, training future geriatricians in clinical care and developing a workforce with the ability to transform patient care.  The access to leaders in the Johns Hopkins geriatric department through the fellow provides great insight into best practices for Successful Aging. The fourth fellow, Sana Durrani, will enter the program thanks to the generosity of John and Connie Rakoske, as they have graciously underwritten the fellowship program through 2025.

Friends of Bower Chapel & Friends of the Orchid House

Both Mooring Park funds support special projects, supplies and maintenance as needed.

Friends of Moorings Park Art

Established in 2012, the Friends of Moorings Park Art engages residents in art classes. Painting, drawing, and pottery are offered to residents on all campuses. This fund also provides supplies and training for OMA, or Opening Minds to Art, a nationally recognized program of art therapy for people living with dementia.

Friends of Woodshop

Located near the Clubhouse, the Wood Shop is available to residents of all Moorings Park communities. This fund was established in 2013 to provide extra supplies, equipment and resources for the Wood Shop.