The Southbury Senior Center is hard at work on its Annual Holiday Cheer drive geared to bring cheer to Southbury seniors during the holiday season. The Southbury Senior Services Department identifies needy seniors and seniors who may be isolated and/or in need of some holiday happiness. The program relies heavily on donations from the community.
Due to the popularity of our “themed” approach these past two years, we are again creating “theme/experience” gifts for our seniors. We welcome and appreciate donated items needed for these baskets or completed baskets. We request that all donations be delivered to the Southbury Senior Center no later than Thursday, December 2, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
The following themed cheer baskets will be distributed to the seniors. The themes are listed below. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support of our senior community! Wishing you all a healthy, happy holiday season.
- Cozy Winter Night: Mugs, hot cocoa, tins of cookies, PJs (men and women’s), slippers, warm socks, tea, lap blanket, large print novels
- Night at the Movies: Movie DVD/tickets to Riverside Movie Theater, popcorn, movie candy
- Pasta Night: Gourmet pasta, sauce, specialty vinegar, wooden spoons, apron, wine, recipe cards
- Gone to the Dogs!: Dog kibble, leash, dog toys, dog biscuits, grooming kit
- Are you Kitten Me?: Cat chow, kitty litter, catnip, cat toys, blanket
- Self-Care: Microwaveable aromatherapy heating pads/bags, essential oil diffusers/oils, specialty lotion, slippers, facemasks, soaps
- It’s all About Art: Mini canvases, paintbrushes, paint, art markers, colored pencils, craft kits, paper tablets, paint by numbers
- Moving into 2023: exercise mat, water bottle, hand weights, towel, granola bars, exercise dvd, stretch band
- Fun and Games: cards, puzzle books, checkers, Uno, connect four, board games, puzzles
- Brunch Basket: pancake mix, gourmet syrup, pretty paper plates and napkins, gourmet granola, champagne, gourmet jams
- One for the Guys: gourmet nuts, beef jerky, good bottle opener, beer, nice shaving kit
Suggested Items to fill baskets:
Beyond the basket themes, small denomination gift cards to Dunkin Donuts & McDonalds, postage stamps, and Bus Cards ($10, $15, or $20) for the senior center bus are always welcome.