|Community can adopt Vancrest resident for Christmas|
|Friday, December 07, 2012 3:50 PM|
“We want each resident to receive a Christmas present. Our staff devotes extra time in getting to know a resident,” Merriman spoke with conviction. “We find something nostalgic that the resident loves and then purchase a gift for them relating to that special memory.”
“Some residents do not have any family visiting and bringing gifts,” Merriman said.
It takes the laundry facility an entire 8-hour shift to label all the Christmas gifts, so if possible, Merriman suggests that family members and volunteers bring gifts of clothing and blankets in early to be labeled with the resident’s name.
“That way the residents won’t have to wait to have their gift returned from the laundry and they can enjoy them right away,” she said.