What is Socks for Seniors?
SEICAA is excited to announce the return of the Socks for Seniors program!
A lot has happened between the end of last year’s program and now. Many community members are familiar with the CDC’s recommendation to social distance – and in some cases, isolate – in an effort to prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus. But as limits to non-essential travel and Stay Home Orders lessen our senior citizen population continues to contend with the effects of the pandemic. Named a vulnerable population at the start, it was recommended that our senior citizens shelter in place. For some, the changes were – and still are – confusing and frightening; for others, the changes gave rise to feelings of isolation and loneliness. It may not seem like much at first, but extended periods of isolation and loneliness put senior citizens at higher risk for dementia, depression, anxiety, and suicide.
SEICAA’s Socks for Seniors program aspires to stave off the effects of isolation and loneliness by spreading happiness and joy to local senior citizens. This year is unique, in that many of our senior citizens have spent upwards of an entire year isolated from their loved ones. That means there is more of a need than usual; however, with the incredible support the program received last year, SEICAA is confident that our community will rise to the challenge. Know with a donation to the Socks for Seniors program, you are not just donating a gift; you are spreading happiness!
Want to Get Involved?
If you are considering supporting the Socks for Seniors program as a donation site or as a volunteer, or you know a senior who would benefit from the program, you are encouraged to reach out! Call (208) 232-1114 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org today for more information. If you are 55 years old or older and would like to receive a stocking from SEICAA’s Socks for Seniors program, please complete this application and send it to SEICAA’s Senior Services’ office. All applications are due by December 3, 2020.