Highlights of the December Holiday 2016

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 month 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, piano recitals, and group performances (including the Castle Knight Sensations, pictured above & below).  Other organizations handed out Christmas gifts and cards when visiting with our residents one-on-one and donated gifts for our annual Christmas party.

The members of the Castle Knight Sensations (above) perform for our residents

Volunteers from St. John’s Youth Group provide caroling and gifts for our residents

The gifts from the St. John’s volunteers were ornaments hand-made by members of the youth group

For the first time, the staff at Newburgh Healthcare held an “Ugly Sweater” contest.  Staff who participated were in a “fashion show” in the Dining Room; residents were provided pen and paper and voted on their favorite sweater!

Newburgh Healthcare showed it’s appreciation to staff by catering a Christmas lunch & dinner from Gatrick’s BBQ and Fine Dishes.

Above: Facility owner, Bruce Baker, plays Santa for the “Resident Christmas Party.”

While the month of December was exciting with so many events and members of the community providing music, worship, and one-on-one visitation services for our residents, the highlight of the month was once again our annual “Resident Christmas Party.”

During our Christmas party each resident is presented with a gift and receives 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.

Once the presents are passed, residents and family in attendance received refreshments and had a chance to visit with each other and compare their gifts.

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!  We would also like to thank all of the staff who assisted with the party and family members who attended and supported our efforts.

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
– Castle Knight Sensations
– St. John’s Mother-to-Mother Group Carolers
– Bethel Temple Saint’s Alive Choir Performance
– 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
– Saint John’s Youth Group Carolers
– Landmark Baptist Church Carolers
– The Salvation Army, Donations
– Jackie Logel, Donations
– Elizabeth White, Donations
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