Oaks Nursing Agape Committee to host garage sale

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Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Oaks Nursing Center Nurse Cathy Nobles and resident Mozell Alcorn wear their silly clown noses as they take a break at the Oaks Nursing Center's circus held in May. Oaks Nursing Center staff is always looking for fun events to hold for their residents, and this weekend, they are inviting the community to take part in a garage sale to raise funds for residents, and to have a little fun at the center's Fall Festival.






By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The community is invited to a garage sale this Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, hosted by Oaks Nursing Center's Agape Committee, a group of members whose goal is to kindness towards their residents and community.

“We want to raise money for supplies for the residents like glasses, dentures, and other clothing items, and also give them a chance to look for something to decorate their room with,” said Linsey Mussman, LVN.

Funds from the garage sale will also go towards medical supplies like pull-ups and pads, which, like other personal items, are usually only provided for residents by their family members. Staff recognizes the fact that not all residents have financial assistance from family, so they are doing what they can to help.

“Some families don't have extra money for glasses or dentures or other items, and some residents don't have families and therefore have no financial assistance,” Mussman said. “It breaks my heart when people have to go without, so we are trying to do what we can to make them feel more at home here.”

Staff is accepting donations for their garage sale through Thursday, Oct. 31, and invite the community to bring baby items, furniture, household items, and other treasures to the center to contribute to the sale. A Bargain Bake Bonanza will also be a part of the sale, with items made by Mussman and another staff member, Amanda Spratlen, RN.

Residents will also be celebrating their Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 3, and the community is invited to join the residents in the festivities after they have perused through the garage sale goodies.

Oaks Nursing Center is located at 507 West Jackson Street, Burnet. For more information about garage sale donations, call the center at 512-756-6044.

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