We had a great time on Saturday, when several of our residents received gifts through Home Instead’s ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program.
We had about 10 officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department 6th Division and 6th Division Advisory Board visit with us on Saturday and deliver the gifts. They brought gifts for 20 of our residents for Christmas, plus donated a lot of gifts to our Quality of Life Department. Our residents were amazed by the wonderful gifts and the generosity of the officers. Each resident received at least two outfits, plus music CDs, pajamas, toiletries and more.
Diane James said she was very thankful that the officers came to spend time with us. She said she was amazed because “they spend their efforts protecting us and then to take the time to show us how much they also care for the people they protect.”
Sharon VanHaverbeke remarked that it feels good to know she wasn’t forgotten, like so many can be during this time of year.
Gary Trabue, a big U of L fan, received a nice Cardinal jacket and some U of L shirts. He has been wearing the coat every day.
We have also been blessed to partner with Annie’s Attic in Louisville for the past several years. They adopt every long-term resident in our facility for Christmas to make sure they receive a gift for Christmas.
It was so wonderful that we were able to be given this gift from Home Instead and the Louisville Metro Police Department. It felt so good to see their faces light up with excitement at opening their gifts and knowing that someone took the time to care.
– Keri Jewell, Quality of Life Director