Our mission is to spread cheer to the elderly who reside at the Scottish Home, a residential setting for senior citizens in North Riverside. St. Mary Parish volunteers of all ages visit this facility every other month with great enthusiasm and passion for this commission. Whether it is assisting residents in creating simple crafts, playing Bunco or board games, singing songs, or just allowing them to share their life stories, our visits always create great joy for the residents as their radiant smiles clearly demonstrate. Our volunteers share that same joy knowing that they made a difference in the lives of individuals who may not always be remembered. It is most gratifying to witness the warm relationships that have developed between our volunteers and the Scottish Home residents over the last few years as a result of our parish’s commitment to this ministry.
Check out the pictures below to see some of our previous activities. You can find our next planned Sunday afternoon visit on the Service Outreach Calendar.
The Scottish Home is located at 2800 Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside, IL 60546.
For more information, please contact Colleen Manika at [email protected]