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Adopt a Grandparent

February 27, 2014

Ginger Fox, with Haehn Florist, arranges flowers at the shop. Flowers will be sent to residents at three local assisted living facilities in Wapakoneta through the shop’s sponsored “Adopt a Grandparent” program. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)

Haehn Florist & Greenhouses is collecting donations for its “Adopt a Grandparent” program that focuses on pampering residents at three assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in Wapakoneta.

“There are people that live in these facilities that aren’t visited and aren’t called much and need extra happiness in their lives,” Dena Wireman, with Haehn Florist, said.

Wireman noted how many elderly residents are often left alone during the post-holiday season.

“We don’t want them to be alone,” Wireman said. “We wanted to give back to the community. We’re doing something that is all good for them — something that makes them feel good."

Each adopted “grandparent” will receive a flower arrangement in a vase and some kind of gender-oriented Mary Kay pampering product. Wireman said the resident will either receive foot cream, hand cream or lip balm.

Three employees from the florist will be making deliveries to Auglaize Acres, The Gardens and Wapakoneta Manor, and will be spending time with each individual grandparent.

The products and flowers being delivered are provided at cost from Haehn Florist, and all proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated toward the residents.

For the full story, see the Thursday, Feb. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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