Wanting to make Christmas merrier for others? Adopt a senior citizen in need

LIVINGSTON — The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce has put together of list of senior citizens who are in need of presents this Christmas, in some cases, basic needs like pajamas.

Help donate to children in need this Christmas

All you have to do is find the person(s) you would like to buy for who are still on the list, purchase their needs, wrap them and drop them off.

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Senior citizens, ages 61-99, filled out a Christmas wish list through the local Livingston Parish Council on Aging. Seniors listed three items they wished for and for some, this will be the only gifts they receive this holiday season.  

Some of the items on the list are very simple, basic items, like shoes or clothing. Some have some very big wishes.

The Council on Aging suggests that items along the basic lines, that are on the wish list, are always appreciated. Sugary items, like candy and such, should only be offered if the senior asks for them due to dietary requirements.  

First, scroll through the list of seniors at the four locations in Livingston Parish who are still in need.

What’s the next step? 

  1. Review the links provided from each site. IMPORTANT – the different sites are listed, but all gifts will be dispersed at the main site in December.  
  2. Make sure you can accommodate the requests and have them to the Livingston Council on Aging, 949 Government Street, Denham Springs by December 19th.  
  3. Sign up for as many names as you, and/or your business, would like. 
  4. The Council on Aging suggests you – purchase the items, wrap them – only the contents with items they requested in the packages. Items MUST BE clearly marked/labeled with the same information provided on the sign-up. Make sure your label will not fall off. (First name, last initial, age and number following such as (DS99) (L20) (M03) (S20), etc.  
  5. Deliver the gifts to the
    1. Livingston Council on Aging
    2. 949 Government Street – Denham Springs, LA

The Livingston Council on Aging is the facilitator of this Adopt a Senior program. The Livingston Parish Chamber, through it’s Chamber Cares – Livingston Chamber Foundation, is assisting the Council on Aging by creating the links to share names and sharing the links through chamber channels. All responsibility in regard to gifts is the authority of the Livingston Council on Aging.

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