Gifts are ready

The Sudbury Star - - NEWS -

Stu­dents from the Hunt­ing­ton Univer­sity Geron­tol­ogy So­ci­ety (HUGS) have col­lected 85 gifts for long-term care res­i­dents in Greater Sud­bury. The pack­ages, do­nated as part of Hunt­ing­ton Univer­sity’s 4th an­nual Christ­mas Giv­ing Tree cam­paign, will be pre­sented to long-term care res­i­dents at Fin­lan­dia Vil­lage, Pi­o­neer Manor, Ex­ten­di­care-York, and the Elizabeth Cen­tre, on Christ­mas Day. “This cam­paign is a prime ex­am­ple of how lessons move be­yond the class­room to have a greater im­pact in the com­mu­nity at large, and I com­mend the stu­dents from HUGS for their on­go­ing com­mit­ment, year over year, to this com­mu­nity pro­ject,” Lor­raine Mercer, chair of the Hunt­ing­ton Univer­sity Geron­tol­ogy Depart­ment, said in a re­lease. “Since 2015, the Giv­ing Tree ini­tia­tive has col­lected nearly 200 gifts for lo­cal long-term care res­i­dents. We’re ex­cited to add to that tally this year, and also ex­pand the ini­tia­tive to in­clude one more home, the Elizabeth Cen­tre,” said Bethany Robinson, HUGS pres­i­dent. “I’d like to thank our cam­pus com­mu­nity and the lo­cal Greater Sud­bury res­i­dents who con­tinue to sup­port this cam­paign. As a group of geron­tol­ogy stu­dents, it brings us great joy to know we’re do­ing some­thing pos­i­tive for older adults in Greater Sud­bury.”

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