ASPCA Head To Speak At Wellness Park Opening Nov. 30


POMPANO BEACH, FL – 11/22/2016 –Frederick Tanne, chair of the nation’s largest anti-cruelty-to-animals organization, will be keynote speaker when John Knox Village formally opens its Wellness Park, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Frederick Tanne

The $86,000 project was resident driven, from conception to construction, and will culminate when Tanne speaks to the importance of pets and wellness from the perspective of the organization for whom he is Chairman of the Board—the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals).

“Many residents have worked for a number of years to bring this much-needed park to our campus,” said Tom McKay, Chairman of the JKV Wellness Park Fundraising Committee. “The Fundraising Committee is very pleased with the generous financial support and encouragement we have received to date from our residents and staff.”

A resident within the Pompano Beach-based life plan continuing care retirement community, McKay plans to take “Winston,” his pet Shih Tzu, to the new park often.

“The residents rallied around this project in a big way, said JKV Foundation Executive Director Nanette Olson. “As we move to include wellness in all that we do here at John Knox Village, having an outdoor space for people and their pets to gather and play is a natural addition to our campus.”

The 1/3rd-acre fenced Wellness Park will have a cemented walkway, water fountains (for both two- and four-legged visitors), chairs, and also a shaded socialization table.

About John Knox Village

Since 1967, John Knox Village has been providing a fulfilling, engaging and stress-free lifestyle with an all-inclusive full continuum of care from independent living and assisted living to short and long-term skilled nursing care. As a Life Plan Continuing Care Retirement  Community, John Knox Village offers seniors a plan for their future health care needs, while also enjoying all of JKV’s amenities, life-long learning programs and full range of services that promote wellness of mind, body and spirit.

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