To the editor:
The residents of Story Senior Care were blessed this holiday season by their family and friends throughout the community. Many contributed gifts, came visiting and entertained us.
Secret Santas snuck in gifts throughout the month. Families and friends, as well as staff, spread holiday cheer.
The Story County Shriners made their annual visit with Santa and his elves … giving out treats, and greeting and taking pictures with each resident. The Salvation Army donated care packages. The Friends Quilting Club and Maxwell Methodist Mission Sewing Group made beautiful lap robes for each resident; Nelma McIntire made lovely crocheted lap blankets as well. The Christian Church in Nevada provided gifts for the residents. The Nevada Chapter of the American Legion gave presents to our veterans. Holiday stockings on each resident’s door were adorned with a hand-made cross from Dorothy Thompson.
Several businesses, YSS staff and the local hospital staff gave gifts, as well as many anonymous gift-givers.
The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and Methodist Church members came caroling, filling our halls with charming holiday tunes. Mary Tyler and her daughters wrapped oodles of Christmas gifts. Memorial Lutheran Bell Choir regaled us with melodies, accompanied by the telling of The Nativity. Our Family and Friends Open house was a terrific success, with our dining room overflowing and not an empty chair. Plates of desserts and finger foods were shared as we were serenaded by Julie Moss with vocals and guitar. We truly feel blessed by the generosity of our neighbors and friends and loved ones.
How great it is to be thought of and surrounded with love, as we are. My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who made this holiday season so memorable. We wish you all health and happiness in the coming year.
Activities Director, Story Medical Senior Care