Each year, the auxiliary club at Villa Siena Senior Living Community in Mountain View, Calif., purchases Christmas gifts for its residents, and every year Corine Bernard, executive director, sees a parade of well-meaning items come and eventually disappear. “I’ve seen grabbers, cup holders, lap buddies, and more,” says Bernard. “You see them here and there but most of them, they fall by the wayside.”
A Gift that Endures
One year later, McCarthy reports that the recipients seem very satisfied with their gifts. “The residents, they just love them,” she says. “And the bags are well made and easy to use. They also fit on wheelchairs and even on two-sided walkers as well.
Bernard says she now sees the bags all over the community. “I see them more than any other type of gifts they’ve gotten in the past. Even yesterday, I was noticing them, and they look like they are holding up very well,” she says.
Carol Rady, founder of HDS Medallion, says the vision of the company is to provide fashionable and functional bags to people who use mobility devices. “Mobility devices help people regain independence; HDS Medallion bags help people regain style,” she says.
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