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Senior Services offers Adopt-a-Senior program

People looking for a meaningful venture this holiday season are asked to consider partnering with Senior Services of Island County’s Adopt-A-Senior program.

It provides customized care packages based on the gift donations.

The Adopt-A-Senior Program needs individuals, families, community groups and local businesses that would like to provide holiday assistance to Whidbey Island seniors or individuals with a disability who may be alone, isolated or are experiencing hardship. The Adopt-a-Senior program will serve seniors throughout Whidbey Island, culminating with the delivery of care packages before Christmas.

The program will match seniors with sponsors who agree to provide for their needs. Sponsors can be individuals, families, small businesses or religious groups.

Those interested in being a sponsor of the program can find registration packets at the Bayview Senior Center and Oak Harbor Senior Center. Or contact Chasity Smith with Senior Services at 360-321-1600 ext. 27 or SmithCL2@dshs.wa.gov. Seniors will be matched with an interested sponsor who may be looking to help seniors and people with disabilities. Matched sponsors receive a list of the household’s needs and a profile of the senior. The list may include suggestions like household items, clothing sizes, preferred pharmacy, and information regarding utilities and heating sources. Sponsors are asked to provide $75-100 worth of goods or services per household.

 

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