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Neighbors Giving Back

Over 200 ornaments were made for the senior holiday gift bags and delivered to Redondo Plaza, Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center, Lutheran Towers. and Safe Refuge. Thank you to the local businesses and neighbors who participated in designing ornaments for the older adults living in our neighborhood. Rose Park Neighborhood Association hosted 3 “Giving Table” ornament-making sessions at Envy Studio, The Good Bar, and Winter Wonderland at Orizaba Park. Participants used mosaic, glitter, washi tape, markers, beads, and other creative materials to design the ornaments.

This collaboration is a holiday project known as Operation Holiday Hearts,” which provides holiday gift bags of personal care packages to bring hope and joy to seniors during the holiday season. Dedicated volunteers from the Heart of Ida filled the senior holiday gift bags (pictured below) with self-care items, word games, reading materials, and more! Heart of Ida is a local nonprofit that supports Long Beach seniors in need with programs and services that sustain independence and connection within their community.

COMMUNITY GIVING TABLES:

Neighbors give back at The Good Bar at 3316 E7th Street
The Winter Wonderland “Giving Table” at Orizaba Park was filled with thoughtful and creative designs from participants

HOLIDAY GIFT BAGS ARE DELIVERED

Gold holiday bags bring out the beauty of the holiday ornaments. Holiday gift bags provided by Heart of Ida
Staff of Redondo Plaza take holiday bags to residents
Staff receive holiday bags for their residents at Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center
Lutheran Towers staff gather around the tree surrounded by holiday gift bags for seniors

We wish you a happy, safe and healthy holiday and hope to see you in the neighborhood in 2024. If you are interested in getting involved, please email us at info@rpna.org or DM us on Instagram @roseparklb. We have art, neighborhood clean ups, safety initiatives and more in store!

Annual Holiday Party at Rose Park

Volunteers were out the morning of Thursday, December 15th to string up lights and decorations for the annual Rose Park Holiday event.

Special thanks to our set up crew: Sylvia and Ed, Art, Chris and the Safe Refuge team, Eric, Cody, Richard and Gretchen!

Rose Park volunteers decorated the Rose Park gazebo
Rose Park volunteers put up lights and decorations on the Rose Park gazebo

This year, lights illuminated the gazebo and the surrounding walkways of the park. Neighbors, friends and family gathered for hot cocoa, cookies and cider provided by Safe Refuge. Attendees listened to live guitar music performed by Daniel Villa and sang holiday tunes provided by DJ George Benitez.

Lights illuminated the walkways and Rose Park gazebo
Neighbors, friends and family gathered for hot cocoa, cookies and cider provided by Safe Refuge. Attendees listened to live guitar music performed by Daniel Villa and sang holiday tunes provided by DJ George Benitez (Photo credit: Dan Samson)
Guitar music performed by Daniel Villa under the gazebo lights (Photo credit: Dan Samson)
Rose Park Neighborhood Volunteers (Photo credit: Dan Samson)

Thank you to all who attended! We wish everyone a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! We hope to see you strolling in and around Rose Park Neighborhood very soon!