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Seabrook Staffers Give Their Time to Help Hydrate Runners as Part of Ongoing Volunteerism to Community

April 29, 2015

TINTON FALLS, NJ – Some very special, and dedicated, members of the Seabrook staff, along with members of their family, played a crucial role in helping out at the recent annual RunAPalooza, which benefits the New Jersey Special Olympics. Because of these Seabrookers' devotion and time spent on a gorgeous spring day, many runners stayed hydrated, continued and finished their races.

The Seabrook Erickson Way Values Committee is a group of employees who regularly work to improve the community-at-large one project at a time. These individuals adhere to one of the important standards set forth by Seabrook's developer/management company, Erickson Living—helping others whenever and wherever they can.

These 11 individuals were a group of amongst approximately 600 volunteers who worked six hours setting up and handing off more than 300 gallons and 5,000 cups of water, and 20 gallons of Gatorade to help hydrate runners.

Seabrook Director of Human Resources Vanessa Smith, whose two sons Jesse and Jordan, spent the day with mom learning about the importance of helping, said, "I really think that volunteering is actually somewhat of a selfish act because I personally get so much out of helping others. Working on RunAPalooza was doubly satisfying because I was able to use it as another opportunity to help instill the ideal of service in my young children."

John Brzyski said, "I've been involved in this project to help the runners at RunAPalooza for several years now and I am still amazed at the outpouring of support that the event receives. It is inspiring to witness all the runners, and their family and friends who come to root them on, and be part of a great day. It is also great to expose my two sons to just how the Seabrook community shares its gifts."

About Seabrook:  Seabrook is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 98 acre campus is located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and is home to more than 1,400 residents. Seabrook is the perfect greater Monmouth and Ocean County retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure. 

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From Left to Right (back row first) are:

Vanessa Smith, John Brzyski, Christine Hopkins, Jarod Brzyski (son of John), Roger Offenhauer, Lillian Bergheimer, Mary Hunt (slightly hidden), Angela Taylor, Jeff Sadler, Jordan Smith and Jesse Smith


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