COMMUNITY ADOPTS MORE THAN 100 SENIOR CITIZENS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Gilbert Chamber Foundation organized the tenth 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, in partnership with the Gilbert Senior Center.


This year, more than 105 Seniors were adopted 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.


To support the Adopt-A-Senior program, Chamber members and guests joined for a holiday celebration, sponsored by Newman Realty, and raised more than $3,000 in gift cards and cash to be given away to the program’s beneficiaries.


Enough funds were raised to host two Christmas parties for the residents of Page Commons on December 19th. Breakfast was provided, and each resident received a goody bag, Wal-Mart gift cards, and handmade Christmas cards created by second grade students of Towne Meadows Elementary School. Several students of Desert Hills High School provided live entertainment as well.


“We believe that the generations that came before ours are responsible for the opportunities we have today. We honor our senior friends and love to be part of bringing them some joy during this special season,” said Mark and Mickie Newman, Owners of Newman Realty and sponsors of the Adopt-A-Senior party.


To learn more about Adopt A Senior program or to participate in the future, please contact Ashley Silva by e-mail to ashley@gilbertchamber.com. Be sure to include your contact information and the number of seniors/lists you would like to adopt.