Spread the love this Father’s Day weekend.
Neighbor Love is looking for volunteers for their Adopt-a-Senior event at Sharon Health Care Elms, at 3611 N. Rochelle, in Peoria on Saturday, June 15.
The organization’s Tom Sargeant says some residents have no friends or family to visit them.
“There’s definitely a percentage that never have anyone come to visit them. But, if there’s just one, that’s too many. That’s how we look at it,” Sargeant said.
Neighbor Love will be delivering gift bags and have a party for the nursing home’s residents Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Gift bags will be assembled 30 minutes before the party. The bags will include: shaving cream, socks, a carnation, a handmade Father’s Day card and a deck of cards.
“If they’re just in a better mood because of what we do for them, there’s the victory,” Sargeant said.
Sargeant says the goal is to provide 50 gift bags for the residents.
Donated merchandise can be dropped off at Flying D Dancewear in the Metro Centre, 4700 N University Suite # 5. All donations are tax deductible.
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