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Associates Spread Christmas Cheer
Every year, Lima Memorial's SPIRIT Council partners with the
Area Agency on Aging to help make the holidays brighter for seniors
in the community through the Senior Angel Tree program.
This year, the Area Agency on Aging collected information on 125
seniors in need. Each senior included his or her Christmas wish
list on tags that were hung on the Health System's Senior Angel
Tree. The items the seniors requested were modest, ranging from
warm blankets and canned goods to food for their pets and regular
Health System employees 'adopted' the seniors, and soon began to
surround the Senior Angel Tree with a mound of brightly, colored
gifts of all shapes and sizes.
"Adopting a senior angel has become part of many Associate's
holiday traditions," said Kaila Williams, SPIRIT Council member and
LMPC operations supervisor. "Many of the seniors that we buy for
are on a fixed income and struggle to afford every day items like
paper products and canned goods. Our goal is to give the seniors a
few things that they need and for them to know that we at Lima
Memorial are wishing them a happy, healthy holiday season."
The gifts were picked up by the Agency on Aging and will be
delivered to the seniors' homes the week before Christmas.
"It is just wonderful to see this outpouring of generosity from
LMHS," said Stephanie Lane, from the Agency on Aging. "I know these
gifts will bring so much joy to everyone that receives one."