Friday, September 22, 2017

Local children visit elder care facility for holidays

During the annual "10,000 Good Deeds in One Day" volunteer event on Tuesday, groups of Ural children were dispatched to visit residents of the Sukholozhsky elder care facility.

Sponsored by Days of Mercy, alongside the staff of local kindergartens and orphanages, the visits are part of the holiday programs planned for Sukholozhsky residents, which also include visits from renowned area chefs and artisans, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

A group of children from kindergarten no. 43 were the first to visit Sukholozhsky, bringing with them holiday cards to distribute. Later, a delegation from Sukholozhsky orphanage no. 1 and some special needs children from Novopyshminskoe village arrived at the nursing home with homemade Christmas ornaments to give to the elderly.

Senior citizens at the Sukholozhsky facility were treated to a concert by the children's musical group, "Babe," which is comprised entirely by area youths receiving treatment at Children's Hospital, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.