Rosebridge Manor receives $300 donation from Christmas in Merrickville committee

Christmas in Merrickville organizer Mark Scullino is seen here presenting a cheque for $300 to Rosebridge Manor resident Glenda Wagar. The Christmas in Merrickville committee chose to donate some of its fundraising proceeds to the home.

‘It was a nice community gesture that made us happy to be thought of in the township’

Rosebridge Manor team members are tipping their hats to the Christmas in Merrickville committee for donating $300 from its fundraising proceeds to the Jasper, Ont. long-term care home.

Life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Kathy Barr says the home received a call recently from the committee to inform the home of its plans, and Christmas in Merrickville organizer Mark Scullino then dropped by Rosebridge Manor to present the cheque.

This is the first time Rosebridge Manor has received a donation from the committee, Kathy says.

“It was a nice community gesture that made us happy to be thought of in the township,” Kathy tells The OMNIway. “It’s nice to have long-term care homes acknowledged.”

The money is going to be deposited in the residents’ council activity fund and will sponsor extra in-house programming and entertainment, the LEC adds.

Kathy notes that the committee for Christmas in Merrickville, an annual day of holiday festivities held in the nearby town, is not the only organization to recently offer support for the home. The Merrickville branch of the Royal Canadian Legion contacted Rosebridge Manor earlier this month to announce that proceeds from a Jan. 30 dinner will be partially donated to the home, she says.

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