With the holidays quickly approaching, Aging Solutions Inc., once again is hosting its Elves for Elders Gift Drive, to benefit the individuals it serves.
Aging Solutions Inc., the Office of the Public Guardian, was established to provide guardianship and advocacy for individuals who legally have been found to be incapacitated, according to information on Aging-Solutions.org’s website.
The nonprofit organization, appointed by the court, “provides services throughout Central Florida to individuals with developmental disabilities, frail elderly, veterans, those who suffer from chronic mental illness, and those who suffer from progressive cognitive loss due to dementia or other neurological disorders, and traumatic brain injuries,” the website says.
The wards live in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities or group home settings. Florida Medicaid laws only allow the wards to keep a small monthly allowance of any Social Security, pension or other income they receive, and this money is used to purchase toiletries, undergarments, clothing or anything else they may want or need.
That’s why presents provided through the Elves for Elders are especially appreciated, and
Aging Solutions hopes that people will open their hearts to these often-forgotten individuals.
Participation is simple: Visit Aging-Solutions.org and click on the Elves for Elders link. Then, choose a county wish list to see the names of the wards along with their individual requests. Items that have been requested include T-shirts, pants, slippers, toiletries, candy, games and more.
Select an item or items from the list to buy, purchase a gift card, make a cash donation, or do all three. Call (866) 922-4464 for instructions as to where to drop off your gift. All donations are tax deductible.
Published October 14, 2020