Christmas comes early to the Office of Senior Resources’ Friendship Center at Philipstown

Seniors in Philipstown were delighted this past Monday by an early delivery of Christmas gifts from the parishioners of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, NY to the Senior Friendship Center at Philipstown.  Santa Claus size sacks of goodies including Christmas cards with gift cards inside, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, toiletries, home office supplies, puzzles and games were unloaded by the Church’s Youth Group and other adult volunteers and put on display in the Center’s Crafts Room for the senior to come in and choose from.  Lucia Grandetti, Coordinator of Religious Education, explained that the parishioners of Our Lady of Loretto Church decided to dedicate the gifts from this year’s annual Advent Giving Tree to the seniors of the community and they were extraordinarily generous in their giving.  Not only were seniors who attend the Friendship Center able to enjoy this generosity, but the OSR staff also prepared gift packages for homebound seniors sent along with their home-delivered meals.