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Adopt-an-older adult on #GivingTuesday

Center of concern continues the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

The Center of Concern's Adopt-an Older Adult Program launches on

#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving this December 3rd. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power

of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity

worldwide. The Adopt-an-Older Adult Program and #GivingTuesday are held on the Tuesday after

Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local

communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Adopt-an-Older Adult on or before #GivingTuesday, December 3 and help us combat loneliness and isolation

of our communities' older adults. With social contacts steadily decreasing with age, the effects of isolation can

be devastating. By adopting-an-older adult, your gift will be delivered by a sensitive and caring Center of

Concern Friendly Visitor bringing a smile and a beautiful holiday plant to be enjoyed throughout the holiday


You can adopt-an-older adult anytime during the month of November through #GivingTuesday, December


We are pleased to announce that The Retirement Research Foundation will match individual donations to the

Center's Adopt-an-Older Adult #GivingTuesday program. Donations will be matched 1:1 (up to $5,000).

According to John McNabola, Executive Director of the Center of Concern, "with two-thirds of Older Adults in

suburban Maine Township living alone and increasing numbers of retired adults without family members to

assist them, the Center of Concern's case managers and volunteers deliver services to effectively address

challenges related to aging. Lack of mobility, loss of friends and family along with heightened anxiety all

contribute to isolation which is a struggle for so many older adults".


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