ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Adopt a Senior program is going on for its second year and on Wednesday, December 19th, they donated to Abbot Senior Living.
Last year, Jamie Croizer was watching a movie and missing her grandma, who had just passed away when she decided to help spread some Christmas joy by starting Adopt a Senior. She said there are a lot of seniors who don’t have a family, so she started contacting facilities about delivering donations.
“It’s amazing. Just the little stuff, blankets, pajamas, just the essentials like candy and pop. Some of the seniors, they’re on such a tight budget, they don’t have enough in their budget for that kind of stuff and it’s a luxury for them,” Crozier said.
Last year they adopted 13 seniors at one facility and this year, with the help of social media, they have adopted 41 seniors throughout a few different facilities. Shrivers Hospice learned about what Jamie was doing and wanted to help donate some essential needs for this time of year.
The Chief Marketing Officer at Shrivers Hospice, Jessica Sabine said, “There are seniors that also have needs and so they don’t feel left behind and forgotten we wanted to partner with Jamie and her organization so we could really share the kindness and gratitude with the seniors as well here at the Abbot Home.”
Shrivers Hospice has been around for about a year and a half and they care for individuals who want to stay home or are at a facility but may need more care. You can find Crozier on Facebook if you are interested in donating to her program in the future.