2018-01-03 / Voice at the Shore

Volunteers make Christmas merrier for SGLC residents & staff


Sam Goldstein entertains residents and staff at Seashore Gardens Living Center on Christmas day. Sam Goldstein entertains residents and staff at Seashore Gardens Living Center on Christmas day. Christmas was merrier and brighter for residents of Seashore Gardens Living Center (SGLC) thanks to volunteers who helped out at the Galloway Home for the Aged on Christmas Day.

For years, many Jewish community members have made it their tradition to help out at SGLC on Christmas. This heartfelt tradition was begun more than 30 years ago by the late Lowell Gluck, who was president of Beth El Synagogue in Margate.

In addition to bringing holiday cheer to residents, the volunteers enable many more SGLC staff members to take the day off and spend Christmas at home with their families. Volunteers fill various positions throughout the Center from receptionist to working in food service, maintenance, transporting patients or assisting in entertainment such as arts, crafts and bingo, as well as socializing with the residents.

Goldstein has volunteered at Seashore Gardens at Christmas as well as other times of year for the past five years, said his father, Jason Goldstein, who is an SGLC board member. s

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