"I connected with ElderTLC four years ago through North Central Women's League. I was immediately taken with the mission and the people behind this effort. It is hard to describe how gratifying it is when the facility shoppers come in to select holiday gifts for their residents. The level of care they display when choosing “just the right gift” for a certain resident really reinforces what we do.
"This year one facility sent the Director of Maintenance and one of his employees to shop. He said he wasn’t sure why they got tasked with the job of picking holiday gifts but it became clear when these two men got to work. They knew every person living there, knew their personalities and knew their needs. Their selections were individualized for the recipients and they felt great knowing they were a part of the process. We joked that they would insist on being able to do the shopping again next year.
"Being part of a program that might provide the only gift a low-income senior will receive for the holidays is one I can get behind. I am grateful to be part of ElderTLC."
-- Anne Bettis