RUTLAND - It's fall in Vermont and for those of us who work with seniors, it's also time to organize efforts to provide holiday stockings for seniors in need.
Each year there are many programs for children at the holidays, but we ask you to think about needy seniors in our community. At Home Senior Care and the Southwestern Vermont Council on the Aging are seeking to brighten the day for elders during this coming holiday season. Throughout the month of November through the first week of December, donations will be accepted for delivery to seniors.
Mary Lou Morrissette, President of At Home Senior Care has a list of suggested donations that are particularly appreciated. These are gift cards for local stores (grocery storeS and pharmacies), warm weather items for feet, hands, and heads, holiday music, holiday candy, and fleece throws.
Donations may be brought to At Home Senior Care, 14 South Main St., in Rutland, or the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging at 1085 Route 4 East, Unit 2B, in Rutland.
There will also be collection boxes set up at Walmart, College of Saint Joseph, Castleton State College Library, Circle K-Irving Oil, and Castleton Community Center.