Don’t Forget About Seniors this Holiday Season

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Each year, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group partners with Senior Services to fulfill simple wishes for local seniors who are often forgotten during the holidays. Atlantic Bay places a tree decorated with handmade wish lists for seniors in various office locations.

Items requested typically include pairs of socks, hats, books, slippers and some kitchen appliances. Once a wish is chosen, a person purchases the items requested and delivers them back to Atlantic Bay (gift wrapping is encouraged but optional). At the end of the drive, the donations are picked up by Senior Services and distributed to the seniors.

Last year, the company was able to help 600 seniors across multiple states.

“The seniors are always so happy and surprised to have their holiday wishes met. One client we encountered cried over receiving a microwave. Theirs had stopped working and they could not afford to buy another one, ” said Colleen Downes, Community Services Manager for Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, in a press release. “We are so grateful that we were able to meet the needs of so many seniors.”

The drive will run from Nov. 13 to Dec. 8. To fulfill a senior’s wish in your community, visit your local Atlantic Bay office at 600 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach.

To learn more about AB Cares and the Senior Wish List program visit,http://atlanticbay.com/abcares/.