PEWAUKEE, Wis. – Christmas came early for a group of seniors living in a Pewaukee apartment.
Visiting Angels, a service organization for the elderly, has adopted the apartment complex which is home to 101 elderly people – with each resident receiving a special gift.
“They’re the ones in need during this time. We tend to overlook them, and they’re the ones who are just as important as the little ones around,” said Stacey Brown, the organization’s practice manager. “We’re going to give them a set of mittens, hats, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste – things they need on a daily basis.”
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Brown said that while the tangibles are important, so is the in-person visit.
“I hope they feel loved and excited to have someone say ‘hello’ to them and take a moment to thank them for all they’ve done over the years,” Brown said.
Visiting Angels surprises Pewaukee seniors with Christmas gifts
The Christmas gifts were made possible thanks to the generosity of the community.
“We had a huge response. A big thank you to our local community. We had a senior who made mittens, handmade mittens, and donated about 15 sets of them,” Brown said. . “We always take things for granted. I think this is a great opportunity to give older people something that will make them smile.”
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The Visiting Angels dropped off the gifts on Wednesday.
If you want to help Visiting Angels in the new year, Caregivers are in high demand. More information can be found on the organization’s website.