Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu November 26, 2015
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Holly Whitney, the White County Aging Program’s administrative assistant, holds a binder that she uses to keep files of participants of the Aging Program’s Adopt a Senior project. The program has seniors from across the region send, wish lists that members of the public can take on to fulfill.

Santa for seniors

White County Aging Program’s efforts bring season’s greetings, gifts to clients

Sherry Snow/Contributing Writer

All across White County, elves are taking wish lists from senior citizens and will soon go hither and fro delivering gifts that include requested items such as an electric skillet, a DVD player, pots and pans, a robe, a flannel shirt and pajamas, as well as basic hygiene items and food. At least that is the scenario White County Aging Program officials hope to achieve with its Adopt a Senior program. “Our goal is for everyone to feel lo... READ MORE


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