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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Retirement community residents’ generosity shines during the holidays

The generosity of residents at Westminster at Lake Ridge shines all year long, but it’s especially bright during the holiday season.

This year, residents are contributing to the community in several ways.

The retirement community is a drop-off site for Toys for Tots, and the collection box is filling with toys purchased by residents, staff and family members. The Toys for Tots Foundation collects new, unwrapped toys each year and distributes them to less fortunate children in the community. The program was founded in the 1980s by the U.S. Marine Corps and has been a nationwide mission of the Marine Corps Reserve since 1995.

If you’d like to support Toys for Tots but would prefer not to contribute a toy, you can make an online donation.

Westminster at Lake Ridge also collects money via the Penny Pantry program. Residents of the Health Services Center are rolling the coins that have been collected. The proceeds will be used to purchase canned goods that will be donated to a local food pantry. The pantry will provide holiday dinners for families that might not otherwise be able to have them.

A third holiday project is gift bags for the Boys and Girls Club. Residents help fill the gift bags, which are distributed at an annual dinner hosted by the Rotary Club. Our residents sit on stage with Santa during the dinner and help to pass out the gift bags. This year, the dinner was scheduled for Dec. 17.

These projects say so much about the spirit of Westminster at Lake Ridge. Members and staff are working hard to support these projects that reach from our community into the community at large. Residents also participate in many committees and projects that benefit and improve the retirement community in which they live. We call this kind of community spirit “engaged living,” and it means that we connect with each other, both inside and outside Westminster at Lake Ridge, to help make this a better world.

We wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy and engaged New Year!



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