Extending Comfort and Joy to the Elderly This Christmas
Care facilities connect residents with loved ones and offer cheer during season marked by pandemic restrictions.
Residents of Mullen Home for the Aged normally don’t put up Christmas decorations during the First Week of Advent, but this year they did.
“We don’t have volunteers, so we’re doing it little by little with our residents,” said Sister Carolyn Martin, of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a nurse, administrator and vocations outreach manager at the Little Sisters’ full-service facility for Denver’s elderly poor. COVID-19 restrictions currently prevent volunteers from serving at the home.
“It’s already looking Christmassy, and it’s very uplifting,” said Sister Carolyn.