Life certainly has a way of refocusing a person on what is really important. Morning Light staffers Felencia, Madison, Rachael and Penny found that out first hand thanks to a celebration held July 24th at our Abbie Hunt Bryce Home. We marked another Christmas in July! The event was supported this year through a Samerian Foundation grant.
It’s a reality of what a hospice residence is all about: those living under our care in mid-year may not see another traditional holiday season. Folks like Ken, who is dealing with a cruel terminal illness. This day we took care of that. We put a smile on his face.
Resident Deb was so excited she didn’t want to let her afghan go- a donation for all residents from Home supporter Christine Merzario -even though it was hardly chilly!
A modest holiday feast, with festive desserts, and gifts that reminded our residents just how special they are.
Home admissions halted for a few months. Pennwood activities were suspended. Rolling For Hope- cancelled. The annual Memorial Garden Remembrance on October 10th now being planned as a virtual event.
All that somewhat forgotten this day by remembering that the next day was July 25th- six months before Christmas. It was our privilege to make sure that 10 hospice residents got that special holiday feeling at least once more.
O – O- Tidings of comfort and joy-comfort and joy!
---by Tom Fodor, Executive Director CEO
Abbie Hunt Bryce Home residents are always in need of food and other household and living supplies. If you wish to donate, contact the Home at 317.860.0484.
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