Seventeen members of the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, under the direction of President Petite Garrett, are participating in the Adopt-a-Senior Program at Swainsboro Presbyterian Apartments.
Residents have had a six-month quarantine with no non-essential visitors with no end in sight. Visitation in person has been limited to brief speaking visits via a phone and a window for those residents who have family members in the area.
Dana Flanders, administrator of Presbyterian Apartments, and Rosa Amerson, assistant administrator, have seen to it that the necessities of groceries, medicines, masks, and sanitation products have been met with donations from generous local businesses.
Through this Adopt-a-Senior Program, Swainsboro Kiwanians hope to boost spirits and promote a positive well-being atmosphere through small gifts of books, snacks, cards, and puzzles during the upcoming months of sheltering in place.