The Holiday Season in Long Term Care

December 22, 2021

The holiday season is buzzing with fun surprises, gifts, donation drives and more to make sure long term care residents have a happy holiday. 

From exchanging holiday cards across the country to student clubs delivering presents to local seniors, check out how long term care communities are staying festive: 

A Festive Holiday Card Exchange 

Residents and staff at Crowne Health Care of Eufaula in Eufaula, Alabama participate in a nationwide card swap program with other nursing homes around the country. To have cards delivered by Christmas, residents and staff worked diligently to address cards to nursing homes in Florida, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota and even British Columbia, Canada.  Read the full story here → 

‘Blessing Baskets’ Spread Joy

The Central Missouri Community Action and NurseServ organizers teamed up to start a campaign to put together “Blessing Baskets” for those who live at California and Tipton’s nursing homes that may not have family visiting them during the holidays. California schools and local residents also lent a hand toward the campaign.  Read the full story here → 

Donations Amp Up the Holiday Cheer

Halifax Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society helped organize a donation drive to deliver gifts to residents at Northampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, North Carolina.  Read the full story here → 

Student Club Delivers Cards and Gifts to Residents

The Vaquero Interact Club in San Diego organized a drive on their school campuses to collect fun items and winter wear clothing for residents at La Paloma Nursing Home. The students wrote uplifting messages on cards to include with the gifts for the seniors.  Read the full story here → 

Residents Are Surprised With Heartfelt Gifts

Katelyn Hoover honored her late grandfather by surprising local long term care residents in Dayton, Ohio with gifts. She started a small program called “Presents for Poppy” where she and her family members donate gifts to be delivered to seniors who may not be visited during the holidays. Read the full story here →