Nursing Home Seniors Without Loved Ones Get Holiday Cheer from Island Realtors®

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) has been working since Thursday [Dec. 19] delivering holiday presents to hundreds of seniors in Island nursing homes who are alone, mainly without family, friends or loved ones to be with them. This year marks the 20th  chapter in SIBOR’S annual Adopt-A-Senior Program bringing holiday joy to residents of the senior care facilities.

Two residents of Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Dongan Hills, front row left, and standing third from right, are visited by SIBOR volunteers during a past holiday season. (Photo: Courtesy of SIBOR)

Again today [Dec. 20] and Monday [Dec. 23], Realtor volunteers are hand-delivering personally requested gifts – donated by SIBOR members and caring Islanders – to each of the seniors.

Participating nursing homes include Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center; Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center; Silver Lake Specialized Care Center; Eger Harbor House; Golden Gate Rehabilitation and Health Care Center; Verrazano Nursing Home; Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home; Staten Island Care Center; ArchCare senior center; The Esplanade at Staten Island, and New Vanderbilt Rehab & Care Center.

The residents commonly request items such as games, books, puzzles, hand lotions, makeup, face cream, perfume and cologne, and warm-weather clothing such as sweaters, scarves, hats, socks, gloves, pajamas, undershirts, jogging outfits and undergarments.

 “It usually turns out that many of the residents are past recipients. The care facilities assist us in directing the gifts to the appropriate people,” said Annmarie Izzo, SIBOR special event coordinator.

About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of more than 2,000 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at Staten Island Board of Realtors,on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on Instagram at SIBOR REALTORS (siborrealtors).


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