December 2017 – Adopt-a-Grandparent
During the month of December, TIS team members participated in two Adopt-a-Grandparent events. Lindsay, Presley, and Janel helped at an event with the residents of Sun City Gardens in California. They had a wonderful time visiting with seniors and Santa and helping to make the holidays a little brighter for these wonder individuals. Other employees donated funds to create “We Care Packages” for these special people to enjoy over the holidays.
Jim Plant, of our St. George, Utah office, organized his church members to spend the month visiting residents of the Beehive House. They sang songs, played games, and just listened as these seniors shared special memories and moments in their lives. One resident said, “You made my Christmas. It’s hard when your family drops you off here you feel forgotten about. But because of you, your children, and your church, I know I am not forgotten. Now I know people still have a heart and really do care.” And one of the staff members commented about how she could not remember when the residents had a better Christmas. This opportunity especially touched Jim as he spent time with his new friends. “Their time might be short, but they are very grateful for the love, warmth, and feeling of the Savior that we brought to them this year.”