Donors and supporters of Palm Beach’s Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults (RCCA) celebrated Soaring Through Spring at the annual 31st Spring Luncheon at The Beach Club. This enjoyable event began with cocktails and sparkling views of the perfect Florida weather. Chairwoman Meredith Hunt welcomed guests and highlighted various aspects of RCCA’s progress and mission “For over 80 years, the RCCA has represented healing in our community, providing exceptional one-on-one therapy to individuals of all ages as well as offering our community an inclusive preschool program for children requiring a full range of therapies.”

While new and old friends dinned under kites colorfully decorated by the RCCA’s preschool children, co-chairwoman Micaela Hunt-Roberts spoke of her services at RCCA “It’s an honor to stand before you today and share my journey as a proud graduate of the RCCA’s preschool. As an inclusive setting for children with and without special needs, I thrived in this environment. Not only did my parents feel completely confident in the skills of the incredible teachers and therapists, but more importantly, they were also so comforted by the fact that I was in a setting where my teachers, therapists, and peers focused on and encouraged my abilities. I firmly believe my formative foundation from the RCCA preschool has greatly contributed to numerous milestones I have accomplished throughout my life. The RCCA will always hold such a special place in my heart.”

The pleasant afternoon included James McCreavy masterfully playing acoustic guitar. The sunrise-inspired centerpieces by Ellie’s Garden Design Studio were a gorgeous artfully curated assortment of textural flowers. The soft yellow, peach, and orange hues included including Icelandic poppies, sweet peas, aromatic garden roses, stock, parrot tulips, and Oncidium mini orchids.

Sponsors for the event included Linda and Tom Hunt and Family, Findlay Galleries, Gunster, Palm Beach Board of REALTORS, Key Private Bank, Katie and Bill Benjamin, Stephania Conrad, Cox Ideabar, Glenmede, Arlette Gordon, Holyfield & Thomas, Elizabeth Cooney Reyes, Royal Poinciana Chapel, Simses & Associates and Stifel. The generous underwriters of various items for this event included Christine Aylward and Mr. and Mrs. Charles P.
Carroll, Mrs. Mortimer L. Curran, Trish Donnelley, Linda Salandra Dweck, Lilly Leas Ferreira, Hindman Auctions and Appraisals, Roshan Massoumi, Catherine Marie Miller, Lilly Pulitzer, Julie Reveley, Joan Van der Grift and Maury Wolfe. All proceeds from the event will be devoted to the preschool program, which is an integral aspect of RCCA’s educational experience.

The Spring Luncheon Committee included Tori Baker, Katie Benjamin, Nellie Benoit, Jackie Breckenridge, Amy Bridger, Paula Butler, Julie Connors, Trish Donnelley, Linda Salandra Dweck, Lilly Leas Ferreira, Paget Ferrell, Denise Hanley, Shannon Howell, Laura Johnston, Stacey Leuliette, Roshan Massoumi, Pam Mettler, Alexandra Oelsner, Carling Pinckney, Kim Raich, Alice Randolph, Julie Reveley, Mimi Richards, Tina Roberts, Crista Ryan Ellen Sanchez, Constance Thomas, Joan Van der Grift, Lucy Anthony Webster and Pam Williams.

The Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults, located in the heart of Palm Beach, is dedicated to improving people’s physical function, communication skills, and a sense of independence. Founded in 1940, RCCA continues to support the community as a not-for-profit outpatient therapy center. Through occupational and physical therapy, speech-language pathology as well as the preschool programs, the therapists make a
lasting and positive difference in the lives of families who face physical disabilities, illness, or injuries.


For more information on the Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults’ varied programs and services visit rcca.org.
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