The upcoming holidays are a time for joy for many people but for others, that happiness may be diminished due to having family or loved ones who are residents in extended care facilities with restrictions on visitation due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Regional Director For Philanthropy For The Avera Foundation Sheila Kuchta says Christmas gift boxes are one way for people to help others deal with feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Kuchta says the COVID 19 pandemic is having an impact not only on residents and their family members but on the staff who care for them as well.
Kuchta says more information on how to put Christmas gift boxes together is available at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital.
Kuchta says more information on the Holiday of Caring gift boxes is available by calling 605-668-8310.