Editor, The Ada News:
This time of year, people start to really reminisce. They start to think about how things used to be and how much they miss those days.
For some, it is even harder to think about because they no longer have those memories anymore because of some disease they may have or it just hurts too much to even think about.
This is the time of year where families gather and laughter is shared, and most of all, love is shared.
For some, this time of year is the hardest because they may have lost a loved one or their loved one is so far away that they can’t see them.
There are some that live in nursing homes that never get to visit with any of their loved ones all year, not even on Christmas. This year can be different for them if only one person would make a difference.
That one person can be you. Take the time out this year and visit someone in the nursing homes. Stop by one of the homes to pay a visit with someone or with all of them. Help make those in the home feel the love of Christmas this year, through you.
Let’s remember the true meaning of Christmas. That it is not about receiving but about giving. So, give to those that are in the home the love of Christmas and the joy that will forever be in their hearts. This not only brings love, happiness and joy to them but to everyone involved.
Contact a nursing home to bring a gift or just go to a nursing home to visit someone. If you need help in getting started or would like to become an ombudsman volunteer, contact Tiffany Wingfield at (580) 920-1388 or the Senior Info Line at 1-800-211-2116 or write to PO Box 709, Durant, OK 74702. An ombudsman supervisor is available to speak to your group or organization upon request. Flexible training schedules are available.
SODA ombudsman supervisor