Fairfield County Council on Aging
Starting the Holiday Season
Updated: Dec 5, 2022
November is the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving being the first big occasion to celebrate. We are thankful to all of our friends, family, volunteers and supporters for everything you have done this past year. If it weren't for you, so many of our neighbors would not be able to receive the help we can provide. We are glad for every one of you. Thank you!
Before Thanksgiving officially happens, we do have a few other things to tell you about--starting with news about Angel Tree!
Season of Change
This past Wednesday, we had a party celebrating the work that Wanda Mills had done at the senior center for the past few years. We are sad to lose her as our program director and wish her all the best in her retirement! Thank you for everything, Wanda!
Remember to Vote!
Don't forget to vote in the upcoming elections on November 8th!
Veterans Day, November 11th
Thank you to all the men and women who served in the US military! We are grateful for your service and your sacrifice.
Remember to thank our service men and women when you meet them.
Angel Tree is Starting...
Angel Tree is one of our biggest projects in the last quarter of the year. FCCOA serves over 200 senior members of the community. Each one that we service--whether it be through Meals on Wheels or through the Vegetable Coop bags--are signed up to become "angels."
Members of the community can "adopt" an angel and help us fill a box with goodies so that their older Fairfield neighbors can go into the new year with some holiday cheer. So many elders don't have the means--and sometimes the family-- to help them celebrate the holidays. That is where Angel Tree (and You) come in on November 14th!
...So Mark Your Calendars!
November 14th--Angels ready for adoption! Come to the Winnsboro Senior Center and get them!
November 14th-December 7th--Fill those boxes with cheer!
December 7th--Angel Boxes must be returned to FCCOA
December 15th & 16th--Deliveries to local seniors
If you are interested in learning more about this program, give us a call at 803-635-3015 or keep a watch on our social media. If you don't want to adopt, but still want to help, we are always looking for items to help stuff the boxes--snacks, gloves, soap, word search books and for a few willing hands to help us deliver in December.
This year, we are teaming up with the Caldwell Tree Farms for an official Senior Angel adoption event. If you need to pick up a tree this Black Friday, November 25th from 10AM -1PM, you can also snag an angel to adopt! Be sure to say hello to our wonderful volunteers manning the Angel tree while you are there!
Giving Tuesday is on its way. As we start to wrap up the year, try to keep our senior neighbors in mind. A great way to help support them is to support FCCOA on Tuesday, November, 29th. Your donations help us make sure our older friends and neighbors can start the year in comfort.
FCCOA offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. No meal deliveries will be made during that time.
The Oyster Roast is slowly creeping up on us. This year the roast will be held on Saturday, January 28th. Tickets go on sale first week of January. Don't forget to get yours. Until then, stay tuned!