HENRY COUNTY– November 1, 2017– The Henry County Council on Aging and the Henry County Senior Services Department are once again making the holidays a little brighter with their Adopt-A-Senior for Christmas program, where citizens can try their hand at being Santa and buy a gift for a senior or simply make a donation to the program.

Organizers have interviewed local seniors and collected individual Christmas wish lists of specific items. Seniors without Christmas wish lists would always benefit from a warm full size blanket and three to four full-size toiletry items.

Currently, there are 300 seniors in Henry County to be adopted and many of the seniors who will benefit from the program are homebound and on a fixed income. These simple, but much-needed gifts will help bring them Christmas cheer. The idea behind the program is for individuals, families, groups, churches, businesses or organizations to adopt seniors in our community, who are aged 60 and over who are in need, in order to provide them with a Christmas gift.

Gifts can be festively wrapped or placed in a gift bag and should be delivered to any Henry County Senior Center no later than December 11, as gifts will be delivered to seniors from December 14 through the 21. Arrangements for gift pick up can be made by calling Senior Services. Cash or check donations are always appreciated.

Heritage Senior Center is located at 1050 Florence McGarity Boulevard in McDonough. If you are interested in adopting a senior during this holiday season, please call Ann Marie Quincey at 770-288-7000. For more information about the Henry County Senior Services Department, visit henrycounty-ga.com/SeniorServices.aspx.