The holiday Bingo games, an annual event for over 30 years, will be held in the Chromalloy dialysis center during the three dialysis shifts (7:45 am, 10:45 am, and 2 pm) on December 20 and 21, 2017.
Organizer Brenda Bingel, Nurse Administrator, is putting out a call for prizes for the event, which is always a fun time for both patients and staff in the dialysis center.
Patients receive a small prize for each winning Bingo card. For anyone who would like to donate prizes, Brenda suggests large-print crossword puzzle books, “seek and find” books, and useable items such soaps, lotions, and candles. Food items such as jams and jellies are OK, but please, no chocolate, nuts, or nut butters, which are high in potassium and not recommended for the patients.
If it is more convenient, Brenda will accept monetary donations and do the shopping for you!
There is another way to help, of course, and that is to participate in the event. Brenda encourages retired staff to come and help call Bingo numbers or hand out prizes.
“Patients are happy to see retirees come back and visit with them while they help out with the bingo party,” says Brenda. “I really appreciate all of the staff, former and present, in making these parties a success. It really reflects their dedication to the patients and the unit.”
Brenda Bingel, RN, MSN, can be contacted at 314-362-0238; email@example.com. Donations can be dropped off in her office at Chromalloy American Kidney Center, 1st floor Wohl Clinic Bldg.