GREENEVILLE, TN – A special farewell reception will be held this Thursday for Everett and Carolyn Coolidge, the founding family of Takoma Adventist Hospital who is moving to Florida later this month.
The reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. in the Volunteer Conference Center on the Takoma campus. It is open to the public.
Mr. Coolidge is a former administrator at Takoma and son of Dr. L.E. Coolidge, the founder of the hospital. In her youth, Mrs. Coolidge trained at the now-defunct Takoma School to become a registered nurse, and then worked at the hospital for several years.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge have collectively served as volunteers at the hospital for nearly 43 years.
The Coolidge family even has a street named after them, adjacent to the hospital.
The Coolidges are moving to the Orlando, Fla., area later this month to live near two of their three sons.