A Little Generosity Can Go a Long Way This Christmas Season

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently I was reminded that during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, we forget that there are those in our communities who are alone and have little to appreciate. There are low-income seniors throughout our communities who are often forgotten during this time of year. Many are in poor health and struggling financially. This can be a very difficult time of the year for them.

I am suggesting we make a difference. We should all participate in providing a “stocking stuffer” for San Diego seniors who do not have much to celebrate this holiday season.

St. Paul’s Senior Services has been serving seniors in the San Diego community for 55 years and includes residential communities in Bankers Hill and Eastlake. They offer Memory Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Independent Living. Senior Day and an Intergenerational Program are also located in the Bankers Hill area. St. Paul’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), located in Chula Vista and Downtown San Diego, directly assist low income seniors and medically fragile seniors who need support to continue living at home.

St. Paul’s Senior Services is providing us a means to help spread the good-will and cheer by donating everyday items to their low-income seniors this holiday season. A little can go a long way.

Here are some of the suggested items that are needed by St. Paul’s PACE Seniors:
• Toilet Paper
• Shampoo/Soaps
• Pillows
• Sheets/Blankets
• Bag/Purse
• Stamps/Envelopes
• Journal/Notebook
• Soft food items
• Dried and canned foods

Donations can be dropped off in the lobby of St. Paul’s Senior Services and PACE locations:

St. Paul’s Senior Services                                                                    328 Maple Street                                                                         (619) 239-6900

PACE Downtown San Diego
111 Elm Street
(619) 677-3800

For more information on St. Paul’s Senior Services or additional information on St. Paul’s Senior Services and PACE Program, visit www.stpaulseniors.org/ or call (619) 239-6900.

Donations will be collected through December 18. Please donate generously and know that you’ve made a difference. And, remember, a little generosity can go a long way this Christmas Season.

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