The Burbank Noon Lions Club made their annual Valentine's Visit to seniors at the Burbank Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on Feb. 16.
Members go from room to room greeting patients and delivering gifts. Sometimes, patients show members their cherished gifts from the previous year.
It's a sharing of love with those at the rehab center, said chairwoman Cindi Alleman.
“We come every year and we bring little stuffed animals or a token of our love for them, talk about Lionism and just give them a little joy for the day,” she said.
One man she spoke with was from Lebanon and he told her he was a member of the Lions club there in the 1970s, she said. When the war broke out they had to disperse and they weren't able to get back together again.
“He's been here since 1983 and he has been back and forth from Lebanon and the U.S., but he hasn't been able to be a part of Lions, but it has always been in his heart,” she said.