LA PLUME — When it comes to gift wrapping, 120 presents is a lot. But when you’ve got a good system going and a team of a dozen or so “elves” helping, as did Terry Wise on Dec. 10, the task gets done in no time at all.
The associate professor of Sports and Recreation Management at Keystone College headed up the program’s 12th annual Santa for Seniors gift wrapping party in Evans Hall in the Hibbard Campus Center. The gifts were purchased by Keystone College faculty, staff members and students and will be delivered to residents at Gracious Living Personal Care Home and Meadow View Senior Living Center, both in Montrose, where Wise visits once a week with her therapy dog, Lela.
The Santa for Seniors project is run by the college’s Sport Management and Recreation Team (SMART), but anyone from the campus community is invited to participate each year.
Loren Sykes, a senior art major with a specialization in art therapy, helps wrap presents for nursing home residents during Keystone College’s Annual Santa for Seniors gift wrapping party.
Bob Nichols volunteers his time checking gifts off the master list as other volunteers wrap them during the annual Santa for Seniors gift wrapping party Dec. 10 at Keystone College.
Adrienne Mellott, a senior in the Sports and Recreation Management program at Keystone College, volunteers her time for the Sport Management and Recreation Team’s annual Santa for Seniors gift wrapping party Dec. 10.
Wrapping Christmas presents for nursing home residents during Keystone College’s Annual Santa for Seniors gift wrapping party, from left, Brad Congelio and Mac Ross, both assistant professors in the Sports and Recreation Management program.
Kaleen Pastrana, a senior public health and psychology major at Keystone College, participates in the annual Santa for Seniors gift wrapping party Dec. 10 in the Hibbard Campus Center.
Jamie Blockberger, a senior criminal justice major at Keystone College, wraps a fleece blanket for a nursing home resident Dec.10 at the annual Santa for Seniors gift wrapping party.