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Wrapping Presence

On Monday, December 2, 2013, for the 2nd year in a row, we will welcome Wrapping Presence, an outreach program of Doylestown Presbyterian Church that brings the hubbub of the holidays back into the lives of our residents. Wrapping Presence arrives with a flourish to set up shops brimming with new gifts for all ages. Vintage holiday music plays while “Wrapping Buddy” volunteers pass homemade cookies and help residents select presents for their loved ones to be wrapped in festive paper and bows. There is no cost to the resident shoppers or to the facility. All gifts and services for Wrapping Presence are donated. Many of the gifts will be distributed to the families/friends of the residents during the holiday season, which will begin for us with our Resident Holiday Parties on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 10th and 11th.

Wrapping Presence was founded in 1995 in memory of the parents of Marne Kies Dietterich who spent their last years in a nursing home.

Last year, the Wrapping Presence day was a real treat for our residents, staff and volunteers. It was a wonderful experience to see our residents choosing gifts, selecting the wrapping paper, enjoying holiday music, and a special visit from Santa and the Elves.

Even more amazing, was the surprise and delight of the families and friends of the residents when they received the truly unexpected gifts that were specially selected just for them.

By visiting the website for Wrapping Presence at, you can learn more about this wonderful program.