Left to right: Residents Doris Mathis and Betty Fizer; Kenney Harris, activity assistant; Muridia Washington, activity director; and residents Beverly Osburn and Creola Wiggins

On Oct. 23, 2017, residents from Life Care Center of Pensacola, Florida, made a trip to the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola as volunteers.

 

Four residents helped prepare a meal for the families who were staying at the house while their children were receiving critical health care at the local hospital. The residents prepared chicken sandwiches, potato chips and pink lemonade, and they passed out get-well cards to the families to give to the children in the hospital.

 

The Ronald McDonald House provides a free place to stay for these families so they can be near their kids.

 

“I used to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House with different organizations,” said Muridia Washington, activity director at Life Care Center of Pensacola. “This was our first time as a group volunteering there, and the residents loved it!”

 

“This was so fun!” said resident Beverly Osburn. “We should come and decorate for Christmas!”

 

Residents take part in a service project monthly, sometimes in the community and other times at the facility. For example, in November, a larger group of residents is packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which sends toys and supplies to children in need overseas. The residents have also made care packages for a women’s home in town.