Friendly Aid Provides Additional Services to Seniors during Covid Crisis
With the onset of Covid 19 and the state mandated lockdown, vulnerable senior and disabled residents in Wellesley Public Housing were forced to stay in their apartments. The inablity to socialize, to attend events at the Tolles Parson Center and to participate in our monthly outreach activites resulted in isolation. To reach out to these individuals and let them know that we at Friendly Aid were thinking about them during these very trying times, we sent each of the 111 households a $20 Roche Bros. gift card. The mailing also included a note with this uplifting message to brighten their days:
Let there be love and understanding among us,
Let peace and friendship be our shelter from life's storms.
The recipients were wonderfully surprised and extremely grateful.
In addition, with many seniors unable to go shopping due to the Covid pandemic, Friendly Aid donated over $500 in Roche Bros. gift cards to the Wellesley Council on Aging. Individual volunteers at the COA used the Roche Bros gift cards to purchase groceries for seniors with no relatives available to shop for them.