Aging council looking for more participation
by From staff reports
November 28, 2012 12:23 AM | 1212 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
More than 100 seniors still need “adopting” from community members this Christmas.

The Volunteer Aging Council is trying to give gift bags to a total of 250 senior citizens this year through the Adopt-a-Senior program, and 108 seniors have still not been adopted.

The deadline to sign up to adopt a senior is Friday. The deadline to drop off gift bags is Dec. 7.

Community members are asked to sign up to adopt a senior by calling Frankie Sanders with the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency at (770) 924-7768 or by emailing fsanders@cherokeega.com.

Sanders said individuals and groups are welcome to adopt more than one senior.

“We have a church group that’s adopted 20. We’ve got a lot of that,” she said.

This year’s gift bags should include a terrycloth towel set, lotion, stationary and envelopes, a 20-count sheet of stamps and a special note or card for the senior, all packaged in a holiday bag.

Gift bags will be delivered to seniors receiving services through Meals on Wheels, Congregate Meals and Homemaker programs.

Gift bags should be dropped off at CRPA’s office on Main Street in Woodstock.
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