ROCHESTER — Kindred Hospice of Rochester is seeking decorated Christmas trees for area nursing home residents.
The organization wants to put the trees outside the nursing homes to cheer up the residents. Right now, plans are for them to be put up outside Warsaw Meadows, Life Care Center of Rochester and Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth, during the first week of December.
Kindred Hospice Care Consultant Beth Reid came up with the idea. She’s heard people say they wish they could help nursing home residents as COVID-19 restrictions have significantly affected their lives.
Reid asks that people observe the following rules when donating a tree:
- If trees have lights, they must be battery-powered, as Reid does not wish to add to a nursing home’s electrical bill.
- Trees must not have breakable ornaments.
Beyond that, Reid said the trees may be regular size or even three-foot ones. They also may be real or fake. Reid has heard that the nursing homes might keep them to put up again if they’re fake.
Reid also would welcome other decorations to put up as long as they’re not taking up the nursing homes’ electricity. To donate, people should contact Reid at (574) 225-2384.