OCuSOFT, Fort Bend Seniors bring Christmas cheer to more than 200 seniors

December 21, 2018

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, OCuSOFT sponsored the 2018 Annual Holiday Celebration at Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (FBS). The event took place at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center in Rosenberg with seniors from across Fort Bend and Waller counties in attendance.

This annual celebration is the official holiday event for Fort Bend Seniors and featured games of bingo, raffle drawings, and holiday carols. OCuSOFT employees donated their time and served a holiday lunch catered by Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant to more than 200 seniors along with FBS Board Members. Community members and groups, including First United Methodist Church of Rosenberg, donated blankets and small gifts of slippers, lotions, socks, blankets, crosswords and more for raffle and bingo prizes.

“We are so thankful for the support that OCuSOFT provides us throughout the year, which has included in-kind printing, auction donations, board service, financial support, and even getting their entire team involved in the annual Secret Santa for Seniors program,” said Leah Ghobrial, Director of Development with Fort Bend Seniors. “OCuSOFT has become one of our most committed community partners, walking alongside Fort Bend Seniors to care for the needs of older adults throughout the region.”

For the past few years, OCuSOFT has participated in a cherished holiday tradition, FBS’ Secret Santa to Seniors program, which creates special memories for home-bound seniors that receive Meals on Wheels.

This year, OCuSOFT employees called more than 900 seniors as part of the program to ask for their Christmas wish lists, and adopted more than 100 of those seniors themselves, purchasing blankets, pajamas, bath products, and more for seniors, and wrapping them in festive holiday paper and gift bags. With their help, Fort Bend Seniors will provide nearly 950 homebound seniors with a Christmas gift.

For more information on the Annual Holiday Celebration or to donate this holiday season, contact FBS Development Coordinator, Meghan Person at 281-633-7741 or meghan@fortbendseniors.org.

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