SHARING AND LOVING CHRISTMAS CONTEST
GERI OLYMPICS WANTS TO BRING AND SHARE THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS TO NURSING HOME RESIDENT AND STAFF
Nursing homes (staff and residents ) who participate will enter by doing the following
- Decorate for Christmas -have a theme, take a picture of the theme and write a short story about that theme- (50 words or less). Residents must be involved.
Christmas in the Community – residents and staff will do a project to share CHRISTMAS in the community. The goal is to provide an opportunist for residents and staff to “give back “ and share the JOY of Christmas with the community where they live. They will take a picture of this and write a short story (50 words or less). The goal is for residents to experience the joy of sharing Christmas in the community.
Pictures must be posted on the Geri Olympics Facebook site by December 12 at 4 pm. An email or text (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text 3046109649 must be sent advising of the entry and Facebook posting.
Winners will be notified the next week and will have 6 large pizzas delivered to their facility! Experience and share the joy of Christmas!
Several folks have asked for ideas while others have had suggestions. The decorating for Christmas idea is fairly simple since all facilities decorate for Christmas. Adding a theme to part of or a particular area may be a challenge. Christmas in the community ideas were inspirational but a bit of a challenge considering limitations presented by Covid. But they included doing fund raisers then doing snacks or something similar for the fire department, police, ambulance squad, homeless shelter, or doing food basket for a local family, Christmas gifts for kids etc. Residents should share in the joy and work on the projects! MERRY CHRISTMAS- more ideas are welcome!