With the chill of 2023-2024 approaching, The Senior Source (TSS) has already put into place programs to help area older folks prepare for the seasonal freezing temperatures.
According to TSS President/CEO Stacey Malcolmson, “We have two ways of supporting older adults in the winter months. All year long we partner with Atmos Energy to help low-income older adults with their gas bills. As you can imagine, that service is in high demand during the cold winter. We are also hosting an Atmos ‘blitz’ on Wednesday, February 21, where we expect to assist about 250 clients in one day with their gas bills.”
That’s in addition to TSS’s monthly in-person utility assistance where clients can come to The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hine Blvd. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
If you know of someone whose pride might prevent their reaching out, don’t write Ann Landers and wait for a response. Share the information with TSS and they may have some suggestions on how to overcome that issue.
But before the “blitz” even takes place, Stacey and her crew have got December efforts planned. One of which is the group’s holiday food drive that TSS co-hosts with Any Step Community Services at the TSS office.
As Stacey explains, “Older adults value socks with grips, blankets and robes to stay warm and any donation of those items or a direct donation to The Senior Source would be greatly appreciated.”
Don’t you just know that you’ve had a thermal blanket or wool covers that you stored away in a closet that could be put to better use than just vegging away in the dark? That use is now for someone with a very real need.
On the other hand, if you are at your keyboard and have some money left over from your Christmas shopping, why not check out TSS’s Wish List on Amazon? While you probably won’t find any “Holiday Skims,” you’ll definitely find comfy, cozy jammies just perfect for the cold days and nights ahead for folks who would truly appreciate your kindness and generosity.
And while you’re checking out websites, why not be one of the first to check out TSS’s brand-spanking new website that went live Friday?
* Photo courtesy of The Senior Source