Christmas Morning with the Seniors of Summit

Want to put a smile on the faces of 120 senior citizens who do not have any family to visit on Christmas morning ?

Every Year we show up in huge numbers with lots of gifts for the Seniors at The Summit House and I am hoping that we can do it again this year. (I apologize for setting this up so late; I have had alot going on this month - 18 month old and a 5 month pregnant wife LOL)

I hope a couple of days is enough time to throw a few small gifts together and show up to share your smile, hold someones hand, say Merry Christmas, or whatever else you would like to brighten the day for our seniors.

In the past the best gifts were pairs of socks, chocolates, lotions, soaps, stuffed animals. Blankets are okay too but I think they have gotten alot of those over the years. Sweatshirts of any size works too. Basically anything you would give your grandparent is a good idea for this meetup. Just make sure not to bring anything that has glass in it or is flammable.

If you are not able to bring a gift PLEASE do not worry about that !! The gift is no where near as important as you just being there to give a hug or listen to someone talk to you. I only mention gift ideas because I always get asked what to bring. So if you cannot afford a gift than don't worry about it at all =) This meetup is not about the gift !!

As for food, you are welcome to bring any kind of Christmas Food you want. The staff will make sure the residents don't eat anything they should not. Just be sure to ask before you give anything directly to a resident.

Kids are welcome too. I always get asked this one =) But please prepare them before you come because many of these seniors are ill and some have Dementia. I just don't want any of the kids to be afraid if they do not understand a resident.

Pets are welcome too. Some volunteers bring dogs and the residents LOVE IT. But please be sure your pet is friendly with other pets so that we don't have any issues with barking.

Again, I am sorry for the late meet up.I know that my RAK'rs will come through and join John Spencer and I to pull of yet another amazing Christmas visit to the Summit Nursing home. Hope to see you there.

Thanks

 

Jay K. Duplessie and John Spencer

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  • Pamela H.

    Grey gloves left by the tree up front put them on the table.

    December 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Patrick, I thought I saw a resident wearing them! They weren't one of the Christmas gifts??!!!

    December 25, 2012

    • Patrick W.

      Na, but they are now. ;)

      December 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Jay and John, for setting this up. It was a great way to start Christmas Day.

    1 · December 25, 2012

  • Rob

    That was fun! thanks Jay for setting this up. This event made my day and sorry I dint get to meet all of you. Merry Christmas!!

    December 25, 2012

  • Patrick W.

    Hey if anybody found some gloves let me know. I think I left them near the couch. And thanks everybody for coming together! Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2012

  • Pamela H.

    On our way running late have gifts!

    December 25, 2012

  • Rob

    I just now join this group. Im headed out to get small gifts. See you all tomorrow.

    1 · December 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm putting stuff in small gift bags. Is easy to see, yet still has the mystery of a gift! Hope it doesn't snow too much.

    1 · December 24, 2012

  • Pamela H.

    I'm bringing my two kids. I have socks and lotion and candy! Should we wrap and about how long?

    1 · December 24, 2012

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