Better Living for Seniors


ELVES FOR ELDERS


Elves for Elders is a grass roots community effort that recognizes the huge commitment guardians and case managers have taken on. Some guardians and case managers even take on wards pro bono. The purpose of Elves is to provide gifts for those who might otherwise be forgotten during the holidays.  Elves connect gift givers with seniors who are less fortunate wards of the court or case managed during the holidays.   We hope that while providing a gift for the indigent senior, the guardians and case managers will feel that a small part of the burden of caring for the ward is shared. 
 
This year will be the fifth year the Better Living for Seniors (BLS) Resource Committee has provided Elves for Elders in Pinellas County.  Last year, holiday trees were placed in the Largo, Seminole, Gateway, and Oldsmar Beall’s Department stores, an office building on Pasadena Blvd, one Walgreens, and one Big Lots store. As well as a tree at the Area Agency on Aging's Better Living for Seniors Consortium and at the Sunshine Senior Center in St. Petersburg.  Gift tags for seniors who had a guardian or case manager were placed on those trees.  Soon gifts began arriving.  The generosity of our givers was incredible.   More than 500 wards received gifts such as robes, lap blankets, stuffed animals, snacks, clothing, toiletries, and room decorations. 
 
Guardians who wish to have gifts provided for their indigent wards this year please contact Carol Radin at carol.radin@stpete.org  or Stacy Geier at sgeier@seniorhelpers.com  727-893-7102.






Attn:  Case Managers & Guardians

Please download the Gift Tag below


Elves for Elders Gift Tag

 
 
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