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Christmas Wish  Wrap Up Night: 

Christmas is a particularly challenging time if you don’t have any loved ones to celebrate with.  Do you know we have Seniors who spend Christmas all alone?  Do you know there are Seniors in retirement and long term care homes who have never had a visitor, never had a Christmas present or a birthday present?  Our Christmas Stocking program is currently underway.  

Donations of new pyjamas, nightgowns, slippers, housecoats, cuddly stuffed animals, playing cards/games, music cd's or items such as deodorant, hand lotion, face cream, soap, small boxes of cookies or candies or anything you would find in a Christmas stocking are gratefully accepted as are cash donations towards this project.  Some families and participants are ‘adopting’ one or two special Seniors and making up a complete package for the Senior.

A special part of the Christmas Wish program is our final Wrap Up Night - this is where volunteers (all welcome, all ages!) assemble gifts from the generous donations from our community, this year we predict we will have over 1,000 seniors who will be recipients of gifts!  This year our community includes Barrie, Collingwood, Elmvale, Innisfil, Bradford, (most of Simcoe County & some areas beyond!), Newmarket (York Region) and Gravenhurst/Muskoka.  

Adopt a Senior for Christmas Program - 

600+ names for the Barrie area have been submitted and we are currently in the process of matching Seniors with anyone who like to "adopt" a senior for Christmas (or any holiday!).  Call our office at 705-726-2120 or email us for details.  

Christmas Wish Stockings/Presents program in York Region - every year our York Region program gets bigger and bigger!  With over 600+ stockings/presents delivered in York Region in 2016 we thank all of our supporters and donors, we couldn't do it without you!  Please contact our main office for more details.  

Christmas Tour of Lights - Lakeshore Drive, Barrie: 

This special time of year also brings our Annual Tour of Christmas Lights in Barrie:  Eleven+ buses of Seniors tour the great city of Barrie to view the spectacular Christmas light displays - their final stop of the evening is at the beautiful Barrie waterfront, where our Seniors are greeted by a team providing warm drinks and a treat, along with special singers, and a very special guest (Santa!)!  

This event is fully funded by the Barrie-Huronia Rotary Club and Senior Wish Association.  We thank all the volunteers and everyone involved for your generousity, with a special thanks to Pat Imrie for heading up this project every year. 

Come See us at the Seniors information & Active Living Expo on Wednesday June 20,  10:00 - 2:00  Recplex, Wasaga Beach

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