Posted on December 23rd, 2011 No comments
For the past eight years, the staff at this Lakes Region resort has been bringing smiles to elders in the community by fulfilling their Christmas wishes as surprise gifts, warming the hearts of everyone around them.
In December of 2004, The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls and the Meredith Station started a wonderful tradition of bringing gifts to the residents of the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, NH. Pat Wade, Manager of the Meredith Station, visits the nursing home every year and selects several ornaments from their Christmas tree. Each ornament details a resident’s holiday wishes, which might include favorite sweets, a new cardigan sweater, or fun jewelry. “We have a lot of ladies who like to doll up,” says Ann Kyle, Activities Director for the home.
Out of the 94 current residents and their ornaments this year, The Inns chose 41 for their gift giving. Ann explained that Sacred Heart and Saint Joseph’s Church also help with the gifts. “We have very generous people in the community who are wonderful to our residents,” she says. Read the rest of this entry »