Adopt A Senior program needs donations

From Staff Reports

How would you like to help spread a little holiday cheer by buying a gift for a local senior resident this year?

The Henry County Council and Henry County Senior Services are seeking participants for the 2015 Adopt a Senior program. The annual endeavor enables individuals, groups, families, churches, businesses and organizations to provide Christmas gifts for residents ages 60 and above who are in need. This program allows the giver and the receiver to experience the joy of Christmas in a unique way, by reaching out to seniors who may not have anyone to celebrate the season with.

There are approximately 275 seniors to be adopted in the program. You can request a man, a woman, a couple or multiple seniors for whom to purchase gifts. Once you have made your decision, you will get a copy of the wish lists(s) for those you selected. Upon purchasing a gift, you can wrap it or place it in a gift bag and bring it to any senior center in the county – though the Heritage Senior Center is preferred – by Dec. 4. Gifts will be delivered Dec. 14-18.

In lieu of buying a gift, cash donations will be accepted. Checks can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Henry County Council on Aging, 1050 Florence McGarity Blvd., McDonough, GA, 30252-2980. Please direct the checks to the attention of “Adopt a Senior.”

For more information, call Ann Marie Quincey at 770-288-6975 or e-mail aquincey@co.henry