Faced with the restrictions of covid-19, the organizers of the District One Senior's Outreach program became creative in their desire to reach out to seniors in the area a little differently. Normally they would have run the program on eight Tuesdays in January and February at the Lismore Hall. However, this year they decided to reach out to seniors in their own homes.
Gift bags were created containing a wide range of goodies ranging from fresh biscuits, oatcakes, sugar cookies, homemade fudge, masks, mittens, scarfs, oranges, books, hand cream, oranges, to candy and suggested activities to do in your own home.
70 homes of seniors from Marshy Hope, to Sutherland's River, Moose River to Knoydart were visited. “Besides surprising the seniors with a delightful gift bag, it was also an opportunity to have a little visit with many of them, said Faye Kinney, one of the organizers.” Many feel isolated at this time of year, and this winter, more than ever.
The activity was financially supported by the Senior's Outreach Program which in turn received funding from the Municipality of Pictou County.