Monday, August 26, 2013

Couple ties knot at Bishop Wicke rehab facility in Shelton

Mother of bride, community share in ceremony
Bishop Wicke resident Barbara Charles poses with her daughter, “Barbie” after the ceremony.

SHELTON -  On Aug. 10, with the sun shining brightly over the beautiful pond and gardens of Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, wedding bells were ringing.

Bishop Wicke resident Barbara Charles was beaming with joy as she witnessed the marriage of her daughter and her new husband in the company of family and friends. 
The entire community of Bishop Wicke played a part in the special day with the Rev. Jim Stinson, Director of Spiritual Life, performing the ceremony.
Volunteer and friend of the family, Nick Grasso, provided accompaniment on the accordion. 

A wedding cake was created by Bishop Wicke chefs and served to all the guests, along with a sparkling cider toast for the occasion.
The couple shared in a cake-cutting ceremony before heading off to their reception, which Charles also attended, transported by Bishop Wicke drivers, Ron Linebarger and Jordan Cohen, in the community’s wheelchair-accessible van.

After spending many memorable weekends visiting her mom at Bishop Wicke and getting to know the staff and residents who care for her, Charles’ daughter, “Barbie,” and her husband, Ralph Meliso, chose to celebrate and share their special day at the community their mom has called home for the last two years. 
The community of Bishop Wicke was thrilled and honored to be part of Charles' and her family’s  special day.
To find out more about how caring relationships make a difference at Bishop Wicke,  contact Debra Samorajczyk, 203-225-2748 or visit
Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center is part of the Wesley Village campus, owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, a faith-based, not-for-profit organization in Shelton.

This post is taken from a press release from United Methodist Homes.

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