GERRY – A local nursing home chain has launched an online website where families and community members alike can purchase gifts for residents living in their facilities.
Heritage President and CEO Lisa Haglund tells WNY News Now the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force many time-honored traditions and heart-warming gatherings to change; including annual gift exchanges between residents and their families.
That’s why Haglund says her company launched Heritage Holiday Shoppe to help keep the tradition alive.
“The Shoppe, like all of our holiday plans for this year, is all about bringing the joy and magic of the holidays to our residents,” says Haglund. “One of the other great features of the shoppe is the ability for anyone to purchase items, or donate funds, and be a “Secret Santa” to a resident or staff member at a Heritage community and surprise them with gifts.”
The online store enables families and community members to purchase presents online for their loved ones and have them gift wrapped and delivered, free of charge, to Heritage residents on Christmas.
Items like a coffee tumbler, fleece blankets and even a companion plush cat are available.
To check out the full online store, visit heritage1886.org/store.