Highlights of December 2018

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!

Community Volunteers

The Junior Achievement students from Tecumseh Junior High visited the facility to job shadow staff and assisted the Activity Department during the day the residents had their Christmas portraits taken.

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.

Volunteers from APEX Behavioral Services (pictured above and below) provided caroling in the halls.

The “Hand Bell Choir” from Main Street United Church in Boonville performed for our residents during their evening meal.

The McBride family provided a Christmas program for the residents, where they told stories and led carols!


The “Mother-to-Mother” group from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newburgh provided caroling in the halls and the children passed out Christmas cards to our residents.

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! 

We present the winners of the Ugly Sweater contest! From left to right: Jennifer Hutchison, Receptionist, Kamila Mullis Assistant Director of Activities, and Charlie the therapy dog!


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!  


Musician Bob Minnette entertained our residents on the North Unit during the Christmas party!

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!


Once the presents are passed, residents and family in attendance received refreshments and had the opportunity to visit.  A few residents even had their pictures taken with a Christmas elf!

We would like to thank all of our staff who assisted with the party and the other holiday events!

The facility would like to thank the staff and family members who generously adopted a resident and provided gifts, as well as the following community members:

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


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