Mark and Mickie Newman of Newman Realty sponsored the holiday celebration that raised donations and funds for the program. They also volunteered at the resident holiday party at Page Commons.

The Gilbert Chamber Foundation organized the eleventh annual Adopt-A-Senior program this holiday season to benefit Gilbert’s low-income senior citizens as well as homebound seniors and disabled Gilbert residents.

This year, generous donors fulfilled 115 seniors’ wishlists from Gilbert’s homebound residents who participate in the Meals on Wheels delivery program as well as the senior citizens living at Page Commons, an affordable housing community managed by Mercy Housing. In addition, the Gilbert Chamber collected raffle prize items and cash contributions from early November through mid-December for the seniors’ Holiday Breakfast Celebration.

To support the Adopt-A-Senior program, Chamber members and guests joined for a holiday celebration, sponsored by Newman Realty at Whiskey Row Gilbert, and raised almost $2,600 in gift cards and cash to be given away to the program’s beneficiaries. Enough funds were raised to host a special Holiday Breakfast Celebration for the residents of Page Commons on December 18th. More than 60 residents attended the breakfast, with each senior receiving a goody bag, gift cards and raffle prizes, and handmade Christmas cards made by students at Gilbert Elementary School. Preschoolers from TotSpot Preschool in Gilbert provided live entertainment during the party.

“Once again our Seniors were amazed by the generosity and gifts provided by the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce’s Adopt-A-Senior program,” said Glenn Whitaker, Resident Services Coordinator of Page Commons. “Many of our seniors have lost family members and friends and instead of the holiday season being a time of joy and happiness, they experience sadness because it seems like no one cares anymore. This program changes the season back to a time of warm and kind feelings due to the generosity and caring. Thank you so much for providing a bright spot in the lives of our seniors, it is so appreciated!”

To learn more about the Adopt-A-Senior program or to participate in the future, please contact Kristine Lynch at