Letters: Dear Santa!

Sooke's Ayre Manor Lodge has a Christmas wish list

Well, it’s that time again … Christmas … 2011. Where has the time gone? Boy, have we ever been busy at Ayre Manor.

This is our WISH LIST for this year. It’s a bit shorter… and sort of late. Sorry! We would like to make Ayre Manor Lodge more homey and could certainly use a little help. We have narrowed down our wish list to things that are not covered by our budget but would most certainly be appreciated by the residents:

1. We would like to create attractive spots in the long hallways of the assisted living apartment building to allow residents a place to rest en route to the dining room. We need:

• standard height but smallish wooden dining room or hall tables (six in total)

• a largish vase to put on each of these tables;

• silk flowers from which to make flower arrangements;

• paintings to hang on the walls over the tables.

2. We would also appreciate cash donations to help us make the halls of the complex care building more interesting for the residents by:

• creating a mural on the walls and door in the south wing; and

• purchasing 3-dimensional therapeutic games to be mounted on the walls.

3. We are always looking for more volunteers at Ayre Manor. If you happen to meet any especially nice folks during your Christmas Eve flight, please tell them they can become volunteers very easily. Just speak to Melanie, our Ayre Manor administrator, or Thomas, our activities coordinator at 250 642-1750.

We do hope that we are not asking too much … All of us have been working very hard this year to maintain and repair our cottages and gardens while beginning to plan for a future expansion.

We hope that you find us again, Santa! Our address is 6764 Ayre Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z 1K1.

Lots of love to you and Mrs. Claus, Santa! We hope that you dress warmly and look after yourself Christmas Eve. The weather man says it might be wet. Thank you, Santa.

X O X O X

Sandy P., Ron D., Carol  & David M., Val D., Henry S., Wynn L., Brenda P., Joe T. and all the rest of the members of the Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society.

PS: Remember, Santa, donations to the Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society (SECHS) can be used as a tax deducation.