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Pasadena Businessman Serves Up Breakfast to Staff at Assisted Living Facility on Christmas

Published on Monday, December 28, 2020 | 9:42 am
 
George Penner, CEO of the deasy penner podley real estate firm in Pasadena, distributes breakfast to dozens of healthcare workers at Regency Park Oak Knoll Assisted Living and Memory Care in Pasadena on Dec. 25, 2020. (Credit: Courtesy)

In a gesture of gratitude for their “tireless” work, a Pasadena businessman spent his Christmas morning dropping off breakfast for more than three-dozen staff members at a Pasadena nursing home.

George Penner, CEO of the deasy penner podley real estate firm, enlisted the help of five fellow volunteers to brighten the holiday for health care workers at Regency Park Oak Knoll Assisted Living and Memory Care, where his mother lives.

“We know how tirelessly those health care providers are working to keep people safe and healthy, and deasy penner podley is happy to contribute,” Penner said.

“Regency Park Oak Knoll is a fantastic memory care facility,  about three blocks from our Los Robles office,” Podley said. “They specialize in assisted living with adults that have memory care issues, Alzheimer’s dementia, et cetera.”

Upon speaking with the director of the facility on Christmas Eve and asking if there was any way to help, Penner said he was told a warm breakfast might brighten the spirits of the staff working on Christmas morning.

After tracking down an open restaurant, Penner said he and his helpers assembled a shipment of breakfast sandwiches and hash browns to drop off at the facility.

Penner said the gesture lifted his own spirits, as well.

“It just felt good,” he said.

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