Three organizations assisted Central Mississippi Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging with the 2017 Annual “Santa for Seniors Project.” The Jackson Chapter of the National Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Jackson Association of Health Underwriters (JAHU), and Home Instead Senior Care provided Christmas gifts to over 500 needy seniors in our seven (7) county area. Seniors were asked to create a wish list of items and the sponsors supplied them. Robes, blankets, towels, electric heaters, shower chairs, and toiletries are just some of the items purchased for seniors who were homebound and/or in long term care facilities. The seniors were very appreciative of the gifts and were encouraged and uplifted by the generosity extended to them.
Because sponsors have continued to participate with this project, the District has been able to provide many needy seniors with Christmas cheer and joy during the Holiday season for over twenty-seven (27) years. We look forward to working with them again in the future.