Two holiday programs for seniors shelved due to concerns over COVID-19

A pair of popular holiday programs for seniors have been shelved in 2020 due to concerns over COVID-19.

Seniors Greetings and Secret Santa for a Senior both will not be running this year, organizers have confirmed, primarily due to the ongoing pandemic.

“With the current restrictions and (confirmed case) numbers going up, there’s obviously no way to get organized for a social-distanced card workshop. As well, the nursing and retirement homes all have different rules on what is allowed in,” said Cannington resident Jennifer Leece, founder of Seniors Greetings.

“Collecting and storing donations was an issue, as well as the delivery of the gifts,” said Jennifer Josephson of the Durham Elder Abuse Network, which co-ordinates Secret Santa for a Senior.

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