You're Invited!

Please join me
for the grand opening of
Telephone of the Wind: Oneonta Connection
RIBBON CUTTING

Tuesday, June 14 at 1:30 PM
at Lower Wilber Park, Oneonta, NY


easily accessible from Spruce Street
to a main trail across from the Bill Martin Pavillion, just past the pool


Hosted by
Bernadette Winters Bell, LMSW, PLLC
and featuring special guests

for those unable to attend in person, kindly join us on Facebook live by clicking here.

 

Telephone of the Wind:

Oneonta Connection

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Discovering bridges through bereavement to blessings.™

From Heartache to Healing and Hope LLC

proudly presents

Telephone of the Wind:

Oneonta Connection

a special community project

SPONSORED BY

THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

in collaboration with

The City of Oneonta

Oneonta Parks and Recreation

BOCES

Executive Producer: Bernadette Winters Bell, LMSW, PLLC

Produced by Beatrice Georgalidis, BGCA

Phone Calls for Healing and Hope

 

(Oneonta, NY) Bernadette Winters Bell, LMSW, PLLC, a life, loss and grief therapist with a private practice in Oneonta, New York, and host of the podcast From Heartache to Healing and Hope, presents "Telephone of the Wind: Oneonta Connection," a special community project proudly sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, in collaboration with the City of Oneonta; Parks and Recreation (Oneonta); and, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).

 

Catskill forest locations offer solace in a peaceful setting for those grieving a significant loss. Whether it be the loss of a loved one such as a family member, a close friend, or a beloved pet, a significant loss can feel hopeless and unmanageable. The loss of life as we knew it pre-pandemic is another example of such a significant loss.

 

This special project offers solace for such experiences. From Heartache to Healing and Hope LLC has curated a location set on a forest trail in Lower Wilber Park, Otsego County, for a “rural phone booth” where community members may visit a private setting to “make a phone call” to loved ones they have lost, to communicate with someone they may be experiencing conflict with, and for those in anticipatory grief.

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The Oneonta Connection is the premiere location of this revolutionary project, with several more locations planned for future Bridges through Bereavement to Blessings™ everywhere.

Under the tutelage of master carpenter and instructor Doug Anderson, BOCES students of carpentry built the rural phone booth that will reside in Lower Wilber Park, easily accessible from a main trail across from the Bill Martin Pavillion, just past the pool.

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Pictured above; BOCES carpentry student Barry Ellis III with phone booth buildout in process.

Two vintage phones donated by community members will be accessible in the phone booth; one will be placed for ease of access for those who, like Bernadette, are "vertically challenged."

 

If you would like to join other organizations and private donors in sponsoring this project, please make donation checks payable to:

 

From Heartache to Healing and Hope LLC

and mail to

50 Dietz Street, Suite J4, Oneonta, NY 13820

TO MAKE A DONATION TO TELEPHONE OF THE WIND WITH PAYPAL OR A CREDIT CARD KINDLY CLICK HERE:

No donation is too big or too small.

Thank you for supporting

Bridges through bereavement to blessings.™

TO  BECOME A SPONSOR OF TELEPHONE OF THE WIND

CLICK HERE:

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

  • Company logo included on “From Heartache to Healing and Hope (“Hope”) website homepage

  • Company logo included on “Hope” website sponsor page

  • Recognition in “Hope” project press releases sent to more than 300 media outlets

  • Three exclusive social media posts recognizing partnership

  • Video message featuring Bernadette Winters Bell, LMSW, PLLC, host of the podcast “From Heartache to Healing and Hope” (more than 75,000 downloads and streams) to be shared on social media, introducing project partners and sponsors

  • Recognition on project kick off day, including recognition during ribbon cutting ceremony speech.

  • Recognition in post project launch thank you email

TO SPONSOR A TELEPHONE OF THE WIND AT A FUTURE LOCATION

CLICK HERE:

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

  • Your name, in memory of a loved one, or business of choice featured on a beautifully engraved plaque at future Telephone of the Wind location

  • Company logo included on “From Heartache to Healing and Hope (“Hope”) website homepage

  • Company logo included on “Hope” website sponsor page

  • Recognition in “Hope” project press releases sent to more than 300 media outlets

  • Three exclusive social media posts recognizing partnership

  • Video message featuring Bernadette Winters Bell, LMSW, PLLC, host of the podcast “From Heartache to Healing and Hope” (more than 75,000 downloads and streams) to be shared on social media, introducing project partners and sponsors

  • Recognition on project kick off day, including recognition during ribbon cutting ceremony speech.

  • Recognition in post project launch thank you email

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A little backstory...

As seen on CBS Sunday Morning: On both sides of the Pacific Ocean, telephones have become a tool for the grieving to connect with lost loved ones. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at how a rotary phone at an Olympia, Wash. park, connected to nothing but the wind, has become a source of solace for those left behind.

 

View the video here:

 

https://youtu.be/4lnK-eV2mx8

 

This special project will bring exposure to Otsego County through exciting promotional efforts in print, media and radio.

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