Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of businesses in the community, Seniors Village now has a palliative care cart for use by families and friends of end-of-life residents.
The idea for the cart got its initial push after maintenance manager Todd Gueho donated a cart that could be rolled around to different rooms.
It’s not too big and bulky but the cart has room for a variety of things that can be used by people of all ages.
Within a short period of time, staff had filled the cart with books, games, toys, lotions, note cards, towels, snacks and flameless LED candles.
“Donations from the community were unbelievable,” social worker Elizabeth Canjura Jelks said. “Many businesses we approached gave us donations then and there. First Editions donated 50 religious books.”
One staff member was cleaning out her son’s toys and brought in some small cars to go in the cart as well.
It is hoped the cart will help provide comfort to families and friends who are spending time with a loved one at the village.
Anyone who would like to donate items for the cart is encouraged to contact marketing manager Laurette Vike.
“The need for keeping the cart stocked will be ongoing,” Vike said.