Local businesses, families ensure a Merry Christmas for Pleasant Meadow residents

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents' presents are already wrapped and under the home's Christmas tree.

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents’ presents are already wrapped and under the home’s Christmas tree.

All 61 residents getting a present, thanks to outpour of support

The Pleasant Meadow Manor team raised a whopping $1,450 at a recent fundraising event that has ensured each of the Norwood long-term care home’s 61 residents will get a Christmas present.

Life enrichment co-ordinator Chris Garden is thanking family members and two local businesses for their donations which were raffled in the Nov. 26 silent auction and 50-50 draw.

The business donations came from Norwood Home Hardware and Guardian Pharmacy. These businesses donated a porch Christmas tree and a CD player and CDs.

“Everything (for the auction and draw) was donated from families and businesses, and there were a couple of items that were donated from our woodworking group,” Garden tells The OMNIway.

Residents will find an array of high-quality gifts when they open their presents Christmas Day. Some of the gifts Garden and life enrichment aide Sheila Fleury bought on their shopping spree for residents include movie passes, a bookshelf, Christmas decorations and duffle bags.

Staff members advised Garden and Fleury on the gifts that each resident either wanted or needed.

“Every resident is getting something they can use, and everything is already wrapped and ready to go,” Garden says.

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