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  • Don't miss our "Bottles and Bites for Brooker" fundraiser! We are hosting our 2nd annual Wine, Beer, Food, and Specialty Liquor Tasting to benefit children's enrichment programs. Event will be Friday August 12th from 6:00 - 9:00 at the Torrington Elks. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Brooker Memorial, the Berkshire Cafe, Torrington Savings Bank Main Office, and Tony's Drive In Package Store. Hope to see you there!
  • Education Connection Center for Pediatric Therapy now open at Brooker Memorial!! Call 860-294-7473

The Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial, Inc. has been serving the Litchfield County community for over 90 years providing important health and education programs to children and families. Our Mission: “To prepare children for life-long success through education, health services, family support and programs of excellence.” Children’s Dental Services and our Early Learning and Child Care Center are Brooker Memorial’s main programs. Community Health & Education Programs deliver a wider range of services to families in support of children.

Brooker has developed many strong community partnerships to support our programs and our families. For almost a century, we have helped families throughout Torrington lead healthier and happier lives.

Brooker Memorial welcomes our neighbors to join in serving our community through donations, volunteerism and legacy gifts.

Wonderful people

Today I attended a memorial service for a wonderful person - Roberta Lee August who passed away in July. At the gathering following the service, I sat at a mostly empty table with two women I did not know. We were chatting and I learned that Dawn was a nurse here at Brooker Memorial in the 1980s. She moved out of the area years ago. I invited her to come to Brooker after the luncheon for a tour. She accepted my invitation. She just left. We had such a nice visit. We talked about Brooker's current programs. She told me that many years ago her family took in in a young family struggling with many issues. The families are still in touch - all three generations now! It was a heartwarming story about everyday people who really care about others and do extraordinary things to make a difference. Much like Roberta Lee August, at whose memorial service this story starts! I was so impresssed with Dawn. And so glad I sat at that empty table with two strangers!
written by Cathy Coyle, Executive Director, Brooker Memorial

Posted on August 9, 2016

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