Senior Services’ Remember in December Holiday Drive aids seniors during pandemic
Published 9:43 pm Sunday, November 29, 2020
WINSTON-SALEM — Senior Services is launching its annual, Remember in December holiday item drive, in partnership with Piedmont Federal Savings Bank to make sure that older adults participating in their programs are not forgotten during the holidays. The campaign seeks community donations of common comfort, care, and household help items which are distributed to seniors in their programs who need it most.
“There are seniors in our community who are struggling to get the basic household necessities many of us take for granted. Their challenges have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said T. Lee Covington, president and CEO of Senior Services. “With the public’s assistance, Senior Services’ Remember in December campaign can help provide older adults in our programs with many of the basics they urgently need. Receiving the public’s support, especially this year, is tremendously vital for the wonderful people we serve. Having the community coming together to collect and donate items on our wish list will better help us to continue to meet their needs.”
Nutrition staples and household necessities donated to brighten the holidays for area seniors go a long way towards helping them remain in their homes. Every bottle of body wash, can of Ensure and roll of paper towels is a reminder to older adults that the community cares.
Donations will be accepted at any Forsyth County branch of Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, the continuing presenting sponsor for Remember in December (look for the big red box), or dropped off at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call Senior Services at 336-725-0907, go to its website, seniorservicesinc.org, or visit the Piedmont Federal website, piedmontfederal.com.
About Senior Services
Senior Services is a nonprofit charitable organization that has been serving Forsyth County for more than 56 years, with a mission to help area older adults remain at home for as long as possible, living with dignity and purpose. There are seven major programs operating under the Senior Services umbrella to respond to the needs of the elderly:
- The Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center
- Help Line
- Home Care
- Senior Lunch
- Elder Care Choices
Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate can call 336.725.0907 or visit seniorservicesinc.org.