ROCKFORD – Brad and Josh Mecum are fine examples of people who care about others and we could all learn from these young boys who know what it means to give from the “heart”. 

Every week, Brad and Josh Mecum, each, save $1.00 from their allowance. Every year they choose to spend their saved money on a good cause. This year, they chose Willows Arbor at  Wesley Willows because their beloved grandmother, Dolores Shank, is a resident at the Arbor. 

With Brad and Josh’s saved dollars, they bought jigsaw puzzles for the 100 residents to enjoy.  They also used their 3D printer to print hearts for the Arbor residents. The residents were so happy to receive these heartfelt gifts. 

“It is so important, during the COVID19 pandemic especially, to feel the love and acceptance of those around us. Having Brad and Josh give to our residents in this meaningful way is truly an inspiration to our residents, staff, and family members. Their act of kindness comes from the heart  and that is what makes it extra special.” Erica Figurin, Director of Experience 

Willows Arbor at Wesley Willows is a residential facility that has individual apartments that offer assisted living for residents who want independence but appreciate more personalized care as their circumstances change. Of the 700+ residents at Wesley Willows, 100 live in Willows Arbor.