One of the first things I did after joining Lite Rock during the holiday season of 2004, was to organize a group of listeners and friends to visit South Jersey hospitals and sing Christmas carols!

Over the past twelve years, with help from many Lite Rock listeners, we returned to the hospitals to sing year after year.

This Christmas, we are doing something a little different.

My father, who is 92, broke his hip last Thanksgiving and has spent the last year in a Pennsylvania nursing home. Sadly, my mother-in-law is also in ill health and has been a Connecticut nursing home for several months. So, I've been spending quite a bit of time in nursing homes lately, and I've come to realize how many lonely people are spending their elder years hoping for some company.

This year, we will focus our Christmas caroling at two South Jersey nursing homes.

Being in a nursing home during the holidays seems like a very sad and lonely time and the impact of a group of smiling, happy visitors singing a few carols is obvious. It is a relatively small but powerful act. And for the completely selfish reason that it makes me really feel the spirit and joy of Christmastime; it’s a favorite time of mine each holiday.

This year’s Lite Rock Christmas Caroling Nursing Home Tour is happening on Monday, December 19th, with a stop at Genesis Linwood Care Center, 201 New Road, Linwood at 4:15pm and The Shores at Wesley Manor, 2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City at 5:30pm.

All are welcome to join us and no special musical talent or training is necessary, but it’s great if you have some!.  To make sure we know how many listeners will be joining us, you must sign up in advance to be on Lite Rock's Christmas Caroling Nursing Home Tour.

If you are available Monday, December 19th from 4-6pm and you are interested in joining us to sing at the hospitals, please complete the form below.

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