Memorial brings joy to residents of Driftwood Nursing Center

Memorial Hospital was finally able to return back to the Driftwood Nursing Center today to host their annual Christmas party.

The past two years, Memorial was unable to host the festive event due to COVID-19, but today the festivities finally returned with gifts, music, singing, and eating.

Most of the 100 plus residents were able to make an appearance at the event to share in the Christmas spirit.

The gifts given out at the party were all collected using Angel Trees placed around the Coast.

People along the Coast were able to adopt one of the residents whose names were on the trees and gift them with what they wanted for Christmas. Driftwood Nursing Center Activity Director May Ellis said, “It actually feels good. It feels good. It’s heartwarming, and the residents – just seeing a smile on their face – just makes me happy.”

Driftwood Nursing Center resident Britta Stewart said, “I think it’s wonderful and all the residents are happy to be able to go out and come back and forth.”

Masks were required by all at the party to make sure the residents were kept safe while having fun.

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