Seniors Greetings program returns for the holidays

Local residents are being asked to help spread a bit of holiday cheer by lending a hand to the Seniors Greetings campaign.

Launched by Jennifer Leece of Cannington back in 2012, the initiative sees volunteers make handmade cards for seniors living in area nursing homes.

More than 1,100 cards were distributed to residents in Brock, Scugog, Uxbridge and Lindsay last year alone.

Workshop dates will be held in the coming weeks where volunteers can drop in to make some cards. All run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Nourish and Develop Foundation in Cannington and they’re slated for Nov. 15 (snow globe card) and Nov. 29 (watercolour card).

Those planning to take part are asked to bring along a non-perishable food item or contribute a monetary donation to cover the cost of supplies.

While all ages are invited to take part, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

A special workshop for kids will be held on Nov. 22 and also includes holiday snacks and a screening of the animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas short. The cost is $2 per child.

For more information, visit the Seniors Greetings page on Facebook.


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