Heritage Green Gophers

GREENHURST – This spring, Heritage Ministries saw ducks hatching all over its properties in Chautauqua County. In response to the annual visitors, Paul Benware, an area volunteer, led a group of Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing residents in the construction of a wooden nesting box for ducks.

The name of the group that Benware leads is the Heritage Green Gophers. The men’s group meets every Friday morning at Heritage Green Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. Upon completion, the men’s group donated the nesting box to Ellery Town Park. The town park will place the box near the pond toward the back of the park.

The feathered friends of Heritage Green will enjoy their safe nesting space right in the sight of the Heritage Green residents who helped to build it. Volunteers mean so much to the success of activities for the facility’s residents. Heritage Ministries relies on the work of people like Benware to help lead groups, such as the Heritage Green Gophers, to the successful completion of projects. In addition, Heritage Green extended thanks to Chautauqua Brick for its donation of all of the materials needed to complete the duck nesting box.

Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing is located in Greenhurst and is part of Heritage Ministries. Heritage Ministries is a nonprofit, human-service organization that serves the Western New York region and employs nearly 800 employees.

Independent- and assisted-living residences for seniors are located at Heritage Village Retirement Campus in Gerry and at The Woodlands on Southwestern Drive in West Ellicott. Rehabilitation and skilled-nursing services are provided at Heritage Village in Gerry, Heritage Park in Jamestown and Heritage Green in Greenhurst.

For more information, call Heritage at 487-6800, visit them at heritage1886.org or like them at facebook.com/HeritageMinistries.