Residents help make Riverview Christmas bake sale and raffle successful

So far, about $275 has been raised from the event to help support residents’ council

Riverview Manor hosted its annual Christmas bake sale and raffle sale Dec. 11, which has to date raised about $275 to help support the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents’ council.

Residents played a large role in making the event successful, says life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum, adding residents and team members baked goods that were sold at the event in the preceding weeks.

Staff and family members also donated baked goods for the sale, Adam says.

Tickets were sold for three raffles (at a cost of $5 for three tickets), with two raffles – for Christmas and household items – being drawn on Dec. 21, and one more draw for a new “big raffle” for gift cards will be held at Riverview on Jan. 31.

Residents also helped spread the word about the raffles.

“Residents were helping out by handing out raffle tickets and talking to other residents about the items,” Adam tells The OMNIway.

The Riverview Manor residents’ council will use the money raised from the bake sale and raffles to help fund resident programming and entertainment in 2019.

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