HONESDALE—Representatives from the Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) Auxiliary presented their annual Easter flower donations to inpatients Monday morning.
The group distributed roughly 190 flowers to patients at WMH Good Shepherd Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, those in for same-day surgery, and residents at Wayne Woodlands Manor, the hospital's long-term care facility in Waymart.
“It's a service project that the hospital auxiliary does for the community,” said flower presenter and auxiliary member, Carol Chalmers.
She noted the auxiliary has been delivering flowers each Christmas and Easter since the mid 70s.
“The patients really love it,” said Chalmers, “especially the ones in the hospital. They just really appreciate the thought.”
Chalmers further stated each delivery “just lifts their spirits.”
Good Shepherd inpatient Aloma Peters of Lake Ariel was delighted to receive her plant, having finished her rehabilitation for the day.
Assisting Chalmers on Monday were Dottie Wilcox and Karen Burlein.
Wilcox and Chalmers handed out the potted plants at WHM and Burlein delivered them to Wayne Woodlands with the aid of the facility's activities department.