Monarch Landing Resident Wraps Guests of Hesed House in TLC
Sep 18, 2017 5:05 PM - Last Christmas, Millie Perich wrapped 300 gifts she'd made or purchased with her own money for guests of a homeless shelter. By herself. While the new resident of Monarch Landing senior living community in Naperville could rightfully be called Santa Claus at Hesed House, the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois, she is known among staff and guests there as "Nurse Millie." Almost three years ago, the retired nurse with 48 years of professional experience (including 16 in the E.R. and 24 at the Joint Commission accrediting health care organizations) saw a need for her skills when the shelter had to eliminate its medical personnel due to budget cuts.