Join Transitions in our efforts to Brighten Local Seniors’ Holiday Season

According to AARP, nearly 30 percent of people 65 or older live alone, and each year these seniors have fewer friends and family members they can depend on for care and companionship, often leading to social isolation. The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those who are living alone, and this year the added isolation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is only increasing these feelings of loneliness.

That’s why Transitions Hospice serving Northern and Central Illinois is inviting the community to come together to spread some holiday cheer through Operation Hospice Angel. This initiative aims to provide cards and paper angels to seniors who may be isolated from friends and family during this holiday season.

By creating a Hospice Angel, or simply a holiday card, you can help bring comfort and a smile to a senior this holiday season. Imagine the smile on the face of a senior receiving a decorated angel, or a holiday greeting card with well wishes for the New Year. We are excited to see how much Operation Hospice Angel boosts seniors’ spirits during the holiday season, and we are grateful to be part of a community that comes together to make this happen.

How to participate:

Download the angel template below. Decorate the angel however you see fit: glitter and markers, writing your favorite poem, decoupage from old magazines, or create your very own design. The only limitation is your imagination! If you would rather not make an angel, we would love to receive any type of holiday card you are willing to write to provide a note of holiday cheer to a senior.

Once completed, send your angel to your local Transitions Hospice Office:

Operation Hospice Angel
c/o Transitions Hospice
(Insert Local Office Address)

Huntley
12040 Raymond Court
Huntley, IL 60142

Naperville
1551 Bond Street, Suite 143
Naperville, IL 60563

Rockford
3010 Forest View Road
Rockford, IL 61109

Peoria
8914 N Prairie Point
Peoria, IL 61615

Champaign
201 N Randolph Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Indianapolis
8435 Keystone Crossing #108
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Crown Point
11035 Broadway, Suite E
Crown Point, IN 46307

The Transitions Team will be delivering angels throughout the month of December to our patients in homes, communities and skilled facilities. Thank you for taking the time to give back, and know that your small act results in a very big smile and brining joy to a senior this holiday season.

Click here or on the image below to download and print the angel template>