By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — An annual Christmas charity at Trussville Health & Rehab Center is not going as planned this year, due to coronavirus.
Alice Adkins, the Director for Trussville Health & Rehab Center Activities said the Angel Tree is still full. Typically, friends and families of residents are in and out, visiting loved ones. They walk by the Angel Tree and pick a few to get Christmas gifts for patients. But this year, the center needs help, because of restrictions on visitors.
“We’re trying to reach out to the community and just let them know what we do for our residents,” said Adkins. “It just makes it a little special this year and they especially need that this year.”
Angels on the tree are numbered and labeled “male” or “female”. Each angel has three items the patient wants for Christmas.
“You can just pick as many angels as you’d like,” Adkins added. “We just ask that you bring the gifts back wrapped.”
Gifts need to be turned into Trussville Health & Rehab Center by Dec. 21. They will be distributed on Dec. 23.
Trussville Health & Rehab Center is at 119 Waterson Parkway, next to Nelm’s Pharmacy. The facility provides a full spectrum of post-acute healthcare services including home health, hospice, long term care, and rehabilitation.
For more information, call (205) 655-3226.