Senior Appreciation Day is an exciting opportunity in early December for the Madison County community to assist local seniors with minor home repairs, fall house cleaning, and yard work.
“This is one way to show thanks to local seniors,” said case manager, Valencia Johnson of the Madison County Senior Center.
To learn more about senior needs in the area, the Madison County Senior Center is inviting Madison County businesses, government, community organizations, churches and clubs to send a representative on Tuesday, November 8, at noon to the Senior Center for a complimentary lunch, followed by a meeting to explain upcoming programs to help senior citizens.
The phone number to call is (850) 973-4241 to register for the luncheon.
Another opportunity to assist seniors is to sign up for Adopt-A-Senior during the Christmas holidays. Many elderly persons don’t have any family to visit them, or give them a gift: this new program shares a thoughtful gesture to remember our local elders.
Each senior citizen involved in the program will ask for a few items they need, and the adoptive individual, club or business will fulfill the request to the best of their ability. Typical items seniors request range from heaters, blankets, sweaters, jackets, slippers, household items, etc.
Registration forms for Adopt-A-Senior will be available in the front lobby of the Senior Center and at the meeting this Tuesday at noon.
The Madison County Senior Center is located at 1161 S.W. Harvey Greene Drive, just off State Road 14 South.