The Neighborhoods Requests Donations for Annual Resident Christmas Store
- November 07, 2019
The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home is again asking for community donations to help stock the eighth annual Resident Christmas Store. The Neighborhoods are accepting donations from now until Dec. 9.
The Resident Christmas Store, scheduled for Dec. 11 and 12, provides donated items that nursing home residents may choose from free-of-cost to give as presents to their loved ones. The store helps relieve anxiety for residents, many of whom have too limited of an income or are unable to travel to stores to buy gifts for their loved ones.
“Thanks to the generosity of our community, last year’s store was absolutely amazing,” said Activities Coordinator Amanda Uecker. “We had enough merchandise in our store that we didn’t need to limit residents to one or two items. They were able to shop for free and find gifts for everyone on their list. We hope with the community’s help we can do the same for residents again this year.”
Because each resident has unique gift needs, The Neighborhoods’ staff always look for an assortment of items to stock the store. Some of the most in-demand presents include knick-knacks; men’s gifts, such as wallets, gloves, cologne and tools; and items for school-aged children like board games, coloring books, Legos and other toys. Monetary donations are also welcomed. The Neighborhoods also has an ongoing need for gift wrapping supplies, including paper, gift bags, and ribbons, to make residents’ holiday shopping experience complete.
In addition, The Neighborhoods can use extra volunteers to help residents shop or to run gifts. Service groups or individuals who are interested in helping with the store may reach out to Uecker at (605) 696-8716 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also contact Activities Assistant Jessie Kuechenmeister at (605) 696-8753 or email@example.com.
The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home offers short and long-term care to residents. The facility embraces the household model of care which aims to create a homelike, social setting for residents. Staff incorporates the five person-directed values in care: Choice, Dignity, Respect, Self-Determination and Purposeful Living. For more information, please visit brookingshealth.org/Neighborhoods.
About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.