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Cape May Dedicates Hoggatt Pavillion

Posted on June 19, 2006 in In The News

Cape May Retirement Village today dedicated The Galen J. and Elizabeth D. Hoggatt Pavilion on its campus at 150 Cape May Drive, Wilmington, Ohio. A crowd of more than 70 friends and associates gathered to thank Cape May resident and donor Galen Hoggatt, whose gift made the outdoor pavilion possible and to honor Mr. Hoggatt’s wife, the late Elizabeth Hoggatt.

Dan O’Connor, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) said the Pavilion enhances the already attractive Cape May campus and creates an outdoor space for residents, visitors and staff to congregate. “We are grateful for the generosity of the Hoggatts and pleased we have the opportunity to thank Galen for his philanthropic support on behalf of Cape May residents,” O’Connor said. “This kind of generosity goes a long way toward enhancing services and the quality of life at Cape May and for this, we are deeply appreciative.”

Judi Pohlmeyer, Director of Development for Cape May Retirement Village, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Service Foundation, commended Mr. Hoggatt for his support. “The dedication of the Hoggatt Pavilion marks the beginning of an era of generosity and a legacy of caring that will make a valuable difference in the lives of today’s residents at Cape May and for future generations of seniors,” Pohlmeyer said.

Cape May Retirement Village is one of the 11 OPRS' retirement communities that define the highest standards of quality of life for older adults. The mission of Cape May and OPRS is to provide older adults with caring and quality services toward the enhancement of physical, mental and spiritual well being consistent with the Christian Gospel. OPRS, a not-for-profit provider of faith-based retirement communities in Ohio with headquarters in Columbus, serves 4,500 residents annually, operates 10 adult day care centers and offers Senior Independence services to more than 45,000 older adults in 36 Ohio counties. Over the years, philanthropic efforts of the OPRS Foundation have helped enhance services, expand and improve facilities, develop new programs and fund the Life Care Commitment, which assists residents who have outlived their resources and are unable to pay for the cost of their housing or medical care, through no fault of their own.