September 2, 2022
Easthampton, Massachusetts – bankESB recently made a $5,000 donation to Easthampton Neighbors to help provide services and programs to assist Easthampton seniors, and to support EN’s participation in the Pioneer Valley Memory Care Initiative.
Easthampton Neighbors is a member driven, non-profit organization that provides volunteer services and programs to seniors who strive to live independent, engaged lives at home. Their “neighbors helping neighbors” approach creates a local support network for area seniors. They are a partnering organization of the Pioneer Valley Memory Care Initiative which is a coalition of health care and community providers, based out of the Cooley Dickinson Geriatrics program, dedicated to empowering and supporting older adults living with dementia and their family caregivers to improve their quality of life.
“Seniors are the backbone of our community,” said Matthew S. Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB. “bankESB is proud to support Easthampton Neighbors as they work to keep seniors in our area engaged, connected, and thriving.”
“This donation is significant to our organization,” said the Easthampton Neighbors Board of Directors. “It bolsters our funds for costs incurred by our expansion of services to include participation in Cooley Dickinson’s Pioneer Valley Memory Care Initiative and affords us the means to sustain current services to the senior community of Easthampton. Thank you bankESB!”
The donation was made as part of the bank’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, which reflects the roots the bank has in its communities, its commitment to making a real difference in the neighborhoods it serves, and the belief that everyone’s quality of life is enhanced when we work together to solve our communities’ biggest problems.
In the Photo:
Michael Oleksak, VP, commercial lending at bankESB and Easthampton Neighbors Board of Directors treasurer, and Joyce Szewczynski, Easthampton Neighbors Board of Directors clerk.