Seniors at hospital get a Christmas surprise |

Seniors at hospital get a Christmas surprise

The Farside Cruisers Car Club helped senior residents in Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Extended Care Center celebrate the holiday last weekend.

Every year, ECC residents’ names are put on the Angel Tree, along with their Christmas wish lists. The Farside Cruisers Car Club brought gifts to the seniors on Sunday.

The club also donated $245 to the unit to spend how they wish, most likely on special dinner parties they hold once a month for residents.

“There are some seniors in the unit who don’t have a lot of visitors,” said Farside Cruisers club president Randy Silva. “This way they will have a Christmas surprise.”

The gifts were presented and put under the Christmas tree to be opened on Christmas morning.

ECC Activities Coordinator and Social Services Designee Jackie Peffley, who is also a club member, said the Farside Cruisers also plan to put on a special version of Hot August Nights this summer in front of TFH for residents and patients to enjoy.

“Farside Cruisers are going to help us throughout the year,” Peffley said.

“This Christmas surprise was really nice because we are on such a limited budget, so it’s a big help.”

The 30 residents were also given cookies, candies and other treats at the holiday party. on Sunday.

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