Community pulls together to help make Christmas extra special at Pleasant Meadow

‘The residents were deeply touched by the generosity of the community’

Local charities and citizens of Norwood are getting a huge round of applause from people living and working at Pleasant Meadow Manor for their tremendous generosity during the holiday season.

Thanks to many acts of community kindness, the home was on the receiving end of lots of wrapped presents that were handed out to residents on Christmas Day.

Organizations that delivered presents to the home in December include St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Home Instead, Be A Santa To A Senior (BASTA) and Christmas for Seniors. These groups requested a shopping list of items residents needed before the holiday season.

Pleasant Meadow is also thanking local resident Eryne Somers who, with the help of her daughter, used social media to reach out to the community to ask the citizens of Asphodel-Norwood to contribute gifts so they could meet the goal for their Christmas gift bag drive.

The gifts residents received included various items of clothing, blankets and a wide variety of treats.

In fact, there were so many presents sent to Pleasant Meadow Manor that life enrichment aide Sheila Fleury, who was in charge of handing the gifts out to residents, spent Christmas Day and Boxing Day delivering presents.

Maintenance manager Rick Riel put on a large Santa Claus mask and posed with the gifts that were sent to the home before they were delivered to residents.

Pleasant Meadow Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Kim Williams says the community’s kindness made a big difference to residents during the holiday season.

“The residents were deeply touched by the generosity of the community,” she says.

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