Arbor Terrace ‘adopts’ local family in need for Christmas


One local family’s Christmas will be brighter this year, thanks to a holiday gift drive organized by Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra.

The dedicated memory care facility “adopted” a Ponte Vedra mother and her three children as part of the Arbor Company’s “What Could You Do with $1” initiative, which this year decided to eschew holiday cards and encourage its facilities to “pay it forward.” The company challenged each facility to designate $1 per resident and $1 per employee and use the money to good purpose within the local community.

“At Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra…our staff, families, extended families and neighborhoods also got involved,” Executive Director John Schaum said.

Arbor Terrace residents enjoyed participating in the holiday initiative, helping to wrap Christmas presents for the family.

“The outpouring of gifts was overwhelming," he said. "The generosity from our families and friends made a vision turn into a reality and as a result the true meaning of Christmas came alive in Ponte Vedra.”