Moonlight & Mistletoe is a community service project organized for the 4th time this year carried out essentially to take a closer look at the needs of elderly people to understand them better and to give them a unique chance to practice generosity, unconditional love which they have been longing for, which will surely bring out the humanity within us. It was an evening of spreading love, joy, and happiness along with the elders at the Sri Lankadhara Elders’ Home. This year as always, we hosted Christmas with a difference that brought in the real Spirit of this special day to many lives.
So the proceedings for the day began with Two Medical Doctors that we had invited for the day providing a free medical checkup for the elders followed with some heart-warming conversations of sharing life experiences and thoughts of the elders. This was followed with Christmas carols, singing, and dancing along to some classic songs from the good old days, and Santa giving away gifts to the elders which brought out joyous smiles to their faces. Also, essential items that were requested by the management were donated by us. To fulfill the requirements of the Elders home and donate hampers to every elder a 32’inch TV was donated as requested.
Additionally, the Club wanted to do something more special for the Elders. One of the main problems that they were facing was the lack of maintenance of the washroom. There were instances where the elders had to encounter multiple injuries due to the slippery nature of the bathroom floor. So the management of the Elders home requested us to help them install new tiles that will prevent this problem. The Club took up the responsibility and renovated 2 bathrooms to help them avoid any further injuries.
The Club has organized Christmas projects over the past 3 years and the real impact of the project is the prolonged relationship that we have built with them and they accept us as their own.