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.
Resident Christmas Portraits
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.
Ugly Sweater Competition
Newburgh Healthcare held it’s annual “Ugly Sweater” contest one afternoon during the resident’s lunch hour. Staff who participated did a fashion “walk-through” in the Dining Room; residents were provided pen and paper and voted on their favorite sweater!
Resident Christmas Party
The highlight of December is always our annual “Resident Christmas Party.” During this event, each resident is presented with a gift and receives a visit from Santa, who was played by facility owner Bruce Baker this year!
Gifts are anonymously Gifts are 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!
Community Volunteers Who Provided Christmas Programs, Caroling, Room Visits, Spiritual Services and Donations – Kay Keller, Piano Instructor and Student – 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 – LNB Community Bank, Donations – Epworth United Church Carolers – Apex Behavioral Services Carolers – Landmark Baptist Church Carolers – The Salvation Army, Donations – Lesa Lance and the Hand Bell Choir of Boonville United Methodist Church – The McBride Family, Group Christmas Program – The Rainbow Assembly Carolers