Employees at Shipley Living in Wilmington Make Wishes Come True

January 17, 2024 | News | Reading Time 1:00 Minutes

From flannel pajamas to hoagies from Wawa, the staff at Shipley Living senior living community in Wilmington, Delaware, have, once again, made wishes come true.

Approximately 60 staff members from all departments in the retirement community purchased holiday gifts for the 80 residents in assisted living and skilled nursing. This has become a holiday tradition that residents eagerly anticipate.

Several years ago, the staff at Shipley Living noted that the holidays focus on children and families. While this is good, it leaves some seniors feeling overlooked. The employees decided to ensure that no one at Shipley Living would be forgotten. Each resident made a wish list naming items they might enjoy as a holiday gift. Staff members drew a resident’s name and then made the wishes come true.

Samantha Oropeza, Director of Life Enrichment at Shipley Living, said that while the residents look forward to receiving the gifts, it’s really the staff members who most enjoy spoiling the residents whom they love.

Shipley Living

Nestled in a vibrant neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware, Shipley Living is a full-service, rental, continuing care retirement community offering carefree independent living, the helping hand of assisted living, and comprehensive skilled nursing. Shipley Living is managed by Life Care Services®. For additional information, visit ShipleyLiving.com or call 302/387-4832.