|The name tags and collection box |
at the Juke Box Dine
Home Instead has “adopted” the residents of five local senior communities: Lincolnia Senior Apartments, Sleepy Hollow Manor, Morris Glen, Commonwealth, and Mount Vernon House, says Amy Podboy Reynolds, recruitment and retention coordinator.
There are collection points around the area where people can pick up tags with the name of a senior and his or her gift request and drop off presents for them at the same location. In the Annandale area, you can pick up the names of seniors on a Christmas tree in the back room of the Juke Box Diner and in baskets of ornaments at Smith & Clarkson Deli in the Ravensworth Shopping Center and Curves for Women at the Barcroft Shopping Center.
Home Instead will collect all the gifts Dec. 14. The public is invited to a wrapping party at Ossian Hall at the Annandale Fire Station at 7128 Columbia Pike on Dec. 18, 5-8 p.m. The event features a performance by Elvis tribute artist Lionel Ward. and food donated by Giant, Domino’s Pizza, and Chik-fil-A. Home Instead staff and volunteers will distribute the gifts on Dec. 21.