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Help Spread Some Holiday Cheer

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The holidays are a time to share joy with family and friends. But for residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, the season can be a lonely time. That’s why AARP Virginia is working again this year with the Holiday Project, continuing the national project’s 35-year tradition of spreading cheer to people in residential institutions.

Volunteers bring small gifts, hang ornaments or just have a friendly chat with a resident.

In Virginia, the project reaches about 50 residential facilities, and its reach can grow if more people step up to help, said AARP volunteer Sally Cooney Anderson. “The reception is gratifying,” she said. For more information, go to

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