Rockingham teen brings Christmas cheer to Pinehurst senior residents

Grayson Wrenn's heartfelt gift-giving initiative lights up Quail Haven Village

PINEHURST — This Christmas, the residents of The Inn at Quail Haven Village experienced the joy of the season thanks to a thoughtful gesture by a Rockingham teenager. Grayson Wrenn, a 10th-grade student at Richmond Early College High School in Hamlet, decided to make the holiday special for the seniors at the Pinehurst community.

Wrenn, whose grandfather is a resident at The Inn, organized a gift-giving initiative as part of his Beta Club project. He raised funds, carefully selected, and personally delivered presents to 50 residents in rehabilitation and skilled nursing care at the senior living community. The gifts ranged from stuffed animals to warm blankets and fragrant soaps.

He wanted to ensure that every resident would have at least one present to open on Christmas. “I knew how much they would love a good Christmas present,” he said according to a news release.

Amy Kirk, the activities director at Quail Haven Village, recounted the heartwarming scene as residents opened their presents. “Some residents were crying tears of joy,” she said. The act of kindness left many residents touched by the generosity of someone they had never met. “It was truly a day that I’ll never forget.”

Quail Haven Village is a full-service rental retirement community offering a spectrum of living options for seniors. The community provides everything from independent living to skilled nursing care.

By North State Journal Staff

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