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"The Holiday Project organizes visits to people in nursing homes, hospitals and other residential institutions."
"Each year, millions of people spend their holidays confined to institutions, and as our population ages, that number is increasing. Many of these people have outlived relatives and friends, or for some, those people have moved far away. Life can be a lonely experience with few opportunities to interact with others."
"At the same time, many other people look for ways to make their holidays more fulfilling ... ways to return themselves to the true spirit of the season. The Holiday Project provides an opportunity that satisfies both of these needs."
"Our goal is to make visits to people in institutions an integral part of America’s Holiday Experience and to bring the spirit of a holiday to people who otherwise would not have a celebration."
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, volunteers visit nursing/convalescent/retirement homes and sing Christmas carols and sometimes even bring goodies/gifts.
If anyone has a heart for the elderly and wants to brighten up the day of some seniors, consider helping with The Holiday Project.
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) - Anaheim
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) - Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, or Huntington Beach
Anaheim - Dec. 24 at 6:30pm at Harbor Villa Care Center at 861 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, 92805. Cross street is Ball Road.
Aliso Viejo - Dec. 25 at 9:00am at The Covington Assisted Living Facility at 3 Pursuit Drive, Aliso Viejo, 92656. Cross street is Aliso Creek Road. They will visit more seniors at other locations in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Hills.
Anaheim - Dec. 25 @ 9:30am at Anaheim Crest Nursing Center at 3067 W. Orange Ave, Anaheim, 92804. Cross street is Beach Blvd. They will visit more seniors at other locations in Anaheim.
Buena Park - Dec. 25 at 9:30am at Knott Residential Manor at 9011 or 9021 Knott Avenue, Buena Park, 90620. Cross street is Lincoln Ave. They will visit more seniors at other locations in Buena Park and Garden Grove.
Huntington Beach - Dec. 25 at 9:30am at Huntington Valley Care Center at 8382 Newman Ave, Huntington Beach, 92647. Cross streets are Talbert Ave & Beach Blvd. They will visit more seniors at other locations in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.
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