More than 30 JGS Lifecare volunteers of all faiths came together on Christmas to provide help, companionship, activities and entertainment to elderly residents. “This is a longstanding tradition for us,” said Susan Halpern, JGS vice president of philanthropy. “We call it ‘Honorable Menschen Day’ in tribute to our caring and dedicated volunteers who give of themselves throughout the year.” Volunteers visited with residents at the Leavitt Family Jewish Home, Sosin Center for Rehabilitation, and Ruth’s House, played games, helped with laundry, greeted visitors, and served coffee and snacks to residents and their guests.
The volunteers also lightened the load of the staff working on the holiday, allowing them to spend more time with their loved ones. Shown here, volunteers Elliott Levin and Patti Bassell offering holiday cookies to residents and their visitors at the volunteer-run coffee shop at the Leavitt Family Jewish Home.
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