GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Seashore Gardens Living Center is looking for local residents who are available to volunteer a few hours on Christmas Day so that employees may be with their families for the holiday. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, as residents especially enjoy the interaction with children, teens and college-age visitors. 

Known as the Lowell & Bella Gluck Holiday Day of Service, this heartfelt tradition was begun more than 30 years ago by the late Lowell Gluck, who was president of Beth El Synagogue in Margate. Since then, people of all faiths and all ages have traditionally participated. The Christmas Day volunteer tradition is one of many intergenerational programs at Seashore Gardens. 

Volunteers will fill various positions throughout the center, from receptionist to working in food service, maintenance, transporting patients or assisting in entertainment such as arts, crafts and bingo, as well as socializing with the residents. Shifts are available during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Missy Rundio at

The Seashore Gardens Living Center is at 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road.

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