An Elderly Wish plays Santa for Seniors at Antioch, Pittsburg care homes

Residents of Cobblestone Care Home in Antioch, Hazel Shelton and Fern Chisum are greeted by Santa (aka Angelo Pappas), Manager Angie Ramandanen and AEWF Board Member Sandy Fredrickson during the Santa for Seniors on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

Residents of Cobblestone Care Home in Antioch, Hazel Shelton and Fern Chisum are greeted by Santa (aka Angelo Pappas), Manager Angie Ramandanen and AEWF Board Member Sandy Fredrickson during the Santa for Seniors on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

By Allen Payton

During their 10th Annual Santa For Seniors project the Board of Directors of An Elderly Wish Foundation adopted four board and care homes for Christmas.

On Wednesday, December 16th, nine board members played Santa Claus for 20 seniors, in two homes in Antioch and two in Pittsburg, by delivering a large Christmas bag to each one of the residents which included scarves, socks, combs, toiletries and puzzle books. Each large bag also included a shoulder shawl, a handmade lap quilt, thanks to Bernie Cabrera, owner of Queen B’s Quilt Shop and a stuffed animal from Jim Lanter at State Farm, both located in Antioch.

“All of us enjoyed singing Christmas Carols upon arrival, and then singing with the residents once the gifts were opened,” said Mary Chapman, Executive Director of the foundation. “It was a joyous day for all, as we shared the Christmas spirit.”

This year’s event was sponsored by the Delta Board of Realtors. Many seniors are touched by the giving spirit of Christmas from An Elderly Wish Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.elderlywish.org.

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