Have you adopted a senior citizen yet?

Senior citizen couple taking a walk in a park during autumn morning.
Senior citizen couple taking a walk in a park during autumn morning.
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Having begun their sixth month of prohibiting non-essential visitors in the name of safety just last month, senior residents at Swainsboro Presbyterian Apartments are still looking to be adopted by interested parties.

Donations of masks, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper have been generously received from local businesses and families. Some residents of the apartments are fortunate to receive brief visits from family members through the window as groceries and medicines are dropped off. However, not all residents are as fortunate.

With supplies already on hand, apartment complex management states that the only donations really needed at this time by residents are support and love. Management further encourages all Emanuel County citizens, city police, sheriff's deputies, EMTs, fire personnel, doctors, pharmacies, and other interested parties to adopt a senior.

“God has kept His hand on the Swainsboro Presbyterian Apartments and so far, we have been blessed with zero cases of COVID-19. I keep telling residents that maybe it won’t be too much longer before the pandemic is over, but in the meantime, the residents could really benefit from the adoption program. I look forward to seeing the support and love received by our residents from participating parties,” said Administrator Dana Flanders.

By adopting a senior, participants are asked to perform simple gestures to lift the spirits of senior residents such as mailing sweet cards, painting a picture, being a secret penpal, or providing gifts like gift cards, word puzzles, flowers, and other items of the like.

For additional information on Swainsboro Presbyterian Apartments’ Adopt a Senior Program, contact 478-237-3511.


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