ELVES FOR ELDERS
BLS and the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. acknowledge Aging Solutions, Inc. Office of the Public Guardian, for establishing the Elves for Elders program and for allowing BLS to utilize its name and expand the program in order to serve needy individuals in Pinellas County.
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 sixth 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 email@example.com; Susan Talbott at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacy Geier at email@example.com.
Attn: Case Managers & Guardians
Please download the Gift Tag below
Elves for Elders Gift Tag