From Nov. 27 – Dec. 18, 2015, Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie, Florida, hosted its Third Annual Christmas Tree Festival to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
Local home health agencies and other friends of the facility donated 25 beautifully decorated trees for a silent auction. Many people visited the center to check out the trees and bid on their favorites.
Harbor Place at Port St. Lucie, the assisted living facility on the same campus, donated a tall pencil tree with all biblical ornaments. Life Care Centers of America’s regional team donated a snowman-themed tree complete with snowman ornaments and a huge snowman topper, and the Alzheimer’s Association donated a tree bedecked with purple ornaments. Other themes included a Miami Dolphins tree, an ocean-themed tree, a Victorian flocked tree and a tree with old-time family games like Old Maid, Go Fish, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land and others.
“The trees were lit every day during the festival and added to the joy of the season for our residents, associates and visitors,” said Robina Pellerin, admissions director, who organized the festival together with Judy Wilson, social services director.
Almost every day of the festival, some activity brought people out to enjoy fellowship and seasonal celebrations. Two local church choirs gave musical performances, a flautist shared her music on a third night, and on still another, more than 35 residents and some of their family members shared popcorn while watching the classic movie “White Christmas.”
“This has become a much-anticipated event at Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie and brings many visitors to our facility to enjoy Christmas cheer and music,” said Pellerin.
At the close of the event, Life Care’s snowman tree brought in the highest bid, and all 25 trees went home with happy families. The bids raised $2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.