You’re Never Too Old for Santa
December 23, 2010
Ogden, UTAH–The employees at Staker Parson Companies believe you’re never too old for a visit by Santa Claus. For the past decade, employees have played the part of Santa at the Aspen Care Center, an assisted living home located in Ogden, Utah.
Lisa Nielson helps organize the event each year and reports that over 60 residents received gifts. Our employees look forward to this event each year, Nielson says. The residents at the care center write a wish list. Our employees then adopt a resident and provide them with a few items from their wish list. In addition to giving gifts to the residents, Staker Parson donates a gift that can be used by all residents at the center. This year the company donated a Nintendo Wii.
Employees joined together on Dec. 22 to deliver the gifts and sing Christmas carols to the residents. It’s not just about the giving of gifts, but about spending time and spreading the spirit of Christmas with the residents, Nielson says.
St. Francis of Assisi once said For it is in giving that we receive. Nielson reports that the employees have learned this statement is true through their service at the care center. This experience has been wonderful for our employees. It unites us in the holiday spirit of giving and really puts us in the holiday spirit.