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Boredom-busting gifts from the people of Lloydminster

December 22nd, 2020

The Lloydminster Health Foundation held a ‘radiothon’ recently to raise money for the foundation, with the goal for the year to support seniors during this holiday season. Points West Living Lloydminster was one of the recipients of the community’s generosity.

What do residents need?

“I received a call on December 16th from the foundation’s Brant Wheller,” says PWL Lloydminster General Manager Sarah Walker. “Brant asked me, ‘What do your residents need? What would help them through this time of year?’”

... to engage virtually

Sarah knew her answer right away. “With all the COVID-19 restrictions, and visiting limits to only designated family members, residents are sure to be feeling lonely, helpless, and bored this Christmas season,” she told Brant. “Any way that we can help our residents to engage virtually with family members, or involve them in meaningful activities would be a benefit to our residents.”

Tablets and personal gifts

The foundation called back later that day to say that they would donate $3000 to go towards buying two new iPads or tablets for the community, as well as purchasing each resident a board game, a card game, crafts, books, or anything they would personally like to help ease some of the boredom during these uncertain times.

Kindness and generosity

“Our community was blown away by the kindness and generosity of this donation,” says Sarah. “This kindness from the greater community of Lloydminster will be felt in our residents’ hearts this Christmas season.”

Photo: Brant Wheeler from the Lloydminster Health Foundation presents a $3000 ‘cheque’ to GM Sarah Walker for the purchase of two new iPads or tablets, increasing residents’ ability to connect with their loved ones.

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