HealthCare Associates Credit Union.
HealthCare Associates Credit Union, Naperville, Ill., sent
employees, dressed as Santa's elves, to spread holiday cheer. The
Share-A-Smile idea came as a suggestion from a loan department employee
and the desire to serve healthcare facilities has always fueled
HealthCare Associates' mission, so the plan to extend good-will to
the patients and residents of partner Senior Living Facilities was a
perfect fit. Backed by HealthCare Associates Credit Union President/CEO
Joe Kregul, the elves visited two area facilities to spend time and
bring patients and residents holiday joy. After working with both
facilities, they sponsored a bingo day with care baskets and prizes for
one facility. At the other facility they assisted in escorting the
residents from the nursing home side of the facility as they went on
their annual Christmas tree walk to help them enjoy the season.