RADFORD – Older Americans have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, both from the health ramifications and the emotional and metal strain of being isolated from those they love.
That isolation is magnified during the holiday season and one local heath and rehab center is hoping to reach out to those seniors with a little help with items they need.
“At Radford Health and Rehab Center we recognize there are seniors in our surrounding area that are isolated and vulnerable this Christmas season and we want to help,” the center recently announced. “Please join with us as we undertake a community project to ensure that our NRV-area seniors do not feel alone. Thank you for your help and compassion.”
Radford Heath and Rehab Center is accepting donations of items such as blankets, gloves, hats, toiletries, household supplies and personal hygiene supplies that they “will safely distribute to seniors identified through our local area Agency on Aging and community partners.”
Please bring the items to the facility and place them in the drop box outside the front door at 700 Randolph St. in Radford. All items must be new and in original packaging and dropped off by this Monday, Dec. 21.