Antique Angel Tree project ready for sponsors

The Antique Angel Tree at New Beginnings at Massac Memorial Hospital is ready to be undecorated. According to New Beginnings manager Kim Abell, LCSW, there are 15 angels ready to be adopted. “We can still use 19 more nominations,” she noted. Nominees and their information can be submitted to Abell by calling 618-524-7370. The Antique Angel Tree is similar to other Angel Trees, except instead of providing toys for children, the Antique Angel Tree focuses on the senior citizens of the community. “Members of the community nominate recipients, and then people will have the opportunity to adopt or sponsor an angel,” Abell explained. “Our staff will visit each nominee and make certain they get the wonderful Christmas gift from their sponsor.” Gifts should be wrapped and returned to the front lobby of the hospital by Friday, Dec. 3. To adopt an angel, contact Abell at 618-524-7370. New Beginnings is the geriatric program at Massac Memorial Hospital which helps seniors cope with several issues, including declining physical ability, loss of loved ones and isolation that can lead to depression, anxiety and other issues.

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