The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc and Better Living for Seniors (BLS) acknowledge

Aging Solutions, Inc. Office of the Public Guardian

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for establishing the Elves for Elders ®  program and for allowing BLS to utilize its name

and expand the program in order to serve needy individuals in Pinellas County.

 

elf with bag and candyElves for Elders ®  is a grass roots community effort that recognizes the huge commitment guardians and case managers have taken on. Some guardians and case managers even take on wards pro bono. The purpose of Elves is to provide gifts for those who might otherwise be forgotten during the holidays.  Elves connect gift givers with seniors who are less fortunate wards of the court or case managed during the holidays.   We hope that while providing a gift for the indigent senior, the guardians and case managers will feel that a small part of the burden of caring for the ward is shared.

Holiday trees are placed in strategic locations and stores throughout Pinellas County . Gift tags for seniors who had a guardian or case manager are placed on those trees.  Tags are taken and soon, gifts begin arriving.  The generosity of our givers is incredible.   More than 500 wards receive gifts such as robes, lap blankets, stuffed animals, snacks, clothing, toiletries, and room decorations.

Senior Service Professionals who wish to have gifts provided for Elders they are working with that are in need please go to our new website:  http://www.elvesforelderspinellas.org/ to submit a tag.  For question, email: elvesforelderspinellas@gmail.com.

 If you prefer to donate money to support the program, please make the check payable to AAAPP, notate on it “Elves for Elders” and mail the check to 9459 Koger Blvd., Ste 100, St. Petersburg, FL  33702.