December is a big month for Newburgh Healthcare and our residents! The activity calendar is packed with holiday entertainment from our regular performers, as well as special programs from community volunteers.
The Activities Department started off the events by taking our annual “Resident Christmas Portraits.” Residents receive multiple copies of their portraits, and a copy of each photograph was mailed to to family members. Our family members are always invited to join their loved ones for portraits!
Various community organizations provided caroling in the halls and group holiday programs. Other organizations handed out Christmas gifts and cards when visiting with our residents one-on-one and donated gifts for our annual Christmas party and to our veterans.
The tradition started last year – Newburgh Healthcare held an “Ugly Sweater” contest. Staff who participated were in a “fashion show” in the Dining Room during the lunch hour; residents were provided pen and paper and voted on their favorite sweater!
The highlight of December is always our annual “Resident Christmas Party.” During this event, each resident is presented with a gift and received a visit from Santa. Gifts are anonymously purchased for residents by staff and family members and various community organizations who select resident names from our “Angel Tree.” We would like to thank all family members and staff who provided gifts! LNB Community Bank was gracious enough to adopt fifteen of our residents again this year!
Once the presents are passed, residents and family in attendance received refreshments and had the opportunity to visit.
We would like to thank our Social Services Director, James Harrison, and his little helper for playing Santa this year, as well as all staff who assisted with the party!
The facility would like to thank the staff and family members who generously adopted a resident and provided gifts, as well as LNB Community Bank which sponsored fifteen of our residents again this year! Once again, we were able to present a gift to each resident at the facility. Without this support the holidays would not be as meaningful!
Community Volunteers Who Provided Christmas Programs, Caroling, Room Visits, Spiritual Services and Donations – Kay Keller, Piano Instructor and Students – Newburgh Presbyterian Church Carolers – Cub Scouts Pack 305 Carolers – St. John’s Mother-to-Mother Group Carolers – Newburgh American Legion, Veteran’s Gifts – Mary Gray, Catholic Communion Coordinator – Morningside Church Service – The Bridge Church Service – First Southern Baptist Church Service – North Haven Church Service – Warrick County Extension Homemakers Club, Donations – LNB Community Bank, Donations – The Uplifters, Caroling – Epworth United Church Carolers – Apex Behavioral Services Carolers – Landmark Baptist Church Carolers – Living Word Church Carolers – The Salvation Army, Donations – Lesa Lance, Violin Performances with Students