What's Happening at Madrid Home Communities:
The Madrid Home Communities recently donated old wheelchairs and wheelchair parts to Joni and Friends Wheels for the World group.
Wheels for the World collects wheelchairs and wheelchair parts and restores them to like new condition through prison based restoration centers around the United States. The wheelchairs are then sent to those that could greatly benefit from a new chair but don’t have the resources to get one.
Service of Remembrance
Sunday, November 6th, is the Madrid Home’s annual Service of Remembrance. Madrid Home residents and the families of those who have died at the Madrid Home in the past year (November 1, 2015 – October 31, 2016) will be invited to come as we remember their loved ones. A candle is lit as each name is read and the families receive a cross in remembrance. It’s a very special service as we call to mind those who have gone before.
No Madrid Home resident ever goes without presents at Christmas time, thanks to the loving and enthusiastic generosity off MHC friends. It’s hard to know who enjoys this gift-giving tradition more, residents who receive the presents or staff who choose just the right gift for each one. Then again, it could be those who shop and donate items, or the volunteer gift wrappers. In any event it is a meaningful and joyful part of the holidays for many.
These are the items we need to keep the tradition going:
Socks • Underwear • Bras Kleenex• Candy/Chocolate • Toiletries Jewelry • Watches • Nail Polish Puzzles • Pajamas • Robes Men’s and Women’s Clothes (mostly Lg and XL) but a few other sizes as well. Grippy socks • Belts • Hair pretties Personal Snacks • Fleece or Velour Jackets (snap or zip)
Items We DON’T Need This Year - Blankets • Lotion • Deodorant • Combs and Mirrors
Please bring donations to the Madrid Home by the day of the Bazaar and Bake Sale on Sunday, November 20. This gives us time to sort donations and begin gift selection the first week in December. For those of you who like to shop for bargains at the after-Christmas sales, we also appreciate donations of wrapping paper and gift bags to use the following year.
Gift Wrappers Needed
December 12 - 16 (or until all gifts are wrapped) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Gift wrapping will take place the week of December 12th until all gifts are wrapped. General hours to work are from 8 am – 4 pm. Individuals/groups can call Tanae Hollar at 515-795-3007 to schedule a time – arrangements for evening time slots can be made.
Would you like to see 100% of your donation help a resident in need? When you contribute to A.C.T.S. (Assistance with Compassion To Seniors) 100% is reserved to cover the rent and services a resident can no longer pay for because they have depleted / outlived their financial resources. What peace of mind your gift brings! Thank you for considering to ACT and make a difference!
The 39th Annual Meeting of the Madrid Home for the Aging was held on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
Hazel Hight was named Volunteer of the Year and Rev. Marcus Badgley was recognized for serving 6 years
on the Board of Directors, including 2 years as Vice-Chair and 2 years as Chair.
Article written by Chaplain Carla Werre
Willow, the Madrid Home’s “Comfort Cat"