Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC) was able to connect with the residents of Ogden House in a much more positive way than the over 50 emergency calls they’ve answered at the residence so far this year. The EMTs sponsored and served dinner to the Ogden House residents.
Ogden House is an 84-unit U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facility at 100 River Rd. in Wilton for elderly and certain non-elderly disabled or handicapped residents.
Eight members of WVAC served salad, bread, chicken parmigiana, ziti and desert to approximately 40 residents. WVAC also sponsored a free raffle where five residents won Stop and Shop gift cards, and WVAC president John Miscioscia also spoke to the residents about File of Life packets.
WVAC worked with Stephanie Belcher, the Wilton Social Services activities coordinator, to organize the event.
“It was wonderful to have the opportunity to connect and give back to these residents in a relaxed casual environment versus what we are typically accustomed to in the back of an ambulance during a medical emergency. The event was a success and we are already talking about doing the same with some of the other facilities in town where our services are often needed,” said WVAC vice president, Brian McDermott.