Pictured left to right: Lutheran Towers Resident Service Coordinator, Chan Park with Rose Park Neighborhood volunteer, Bennett Dague

Rose Park Neighborhood Association and Heart of Ida teamed up this holiday season to provide 225 gift bags to our older adult residents housed at Lutheran Towers, Redondo Plaza, and Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center.

Holiday gift bags

The bags included an assortment of personal care products provided by Heart of Ida. Residents also received hot cocoa, tea and a homemade ornament from Rose Park Neighborhood volunteers.

We hope these small gifts bring a bit of cheer to the older adult population living in and around the Rose Park Neighborhood, especially during a time when so many are in isolation due to COVID19.

In 2021, we will continue to work with our community partners to provide solutions to the food insecurity of our older adult population, as well as connect residents to FREE digital inclusion resources.

The Heart of Ida ‘helps older adults preserve independence as long as possible, and provide cheer when assisted living is necessary.’


Tree of Peace at Rose Park (8th & Orizaba Avenue)

Bring an ornament from home or create your own to hang from the Tree of Peace at Rose Park.

Take a stroll through the gazebo and enjoy the handmade holiday decor by Rose Park resident and RPNA Board Member Emily Stevens. Thank you to Rose Park resident Richard Connelly who brings the Tree of Peace to Rose Park every year and to Emily for her beautiful decor.

We look forward to an in person celebration with our neighbors and our partner Safe Refuge in 2021!

We wish everyone a safe and peaceful holiday season.