Group remembers senior citizens during the holidays |

Group remembers senior citizens during the holidays


Once again the holidays are upon us and there are many seniors in the community who are forgotten by their families. However, AYUDA does not forget.

Almost a decade of services of one type or another of a personal nature are given when the need is brought to the attention of AYUDA. This organization is solely supported by the work of volunteers and income from interpreting by it’s founder/director Ruth Rios-Ibarra.

This year Rios-Ibarra has not been able to work due to illness, so AUYDA is requesting the community’s assistance in providing gifts for homebound seniors. They have asked for Santa Claus to bring them specific items this year besides the fun gifts they usually receive. They have requested such items as sweatshirts and warm gloves, caps, neck scarves and white socks, all in small, medium and large. They also would like writing paper, envelopes and stamp. Seniors love stuffed animals, too.

This is the time that it is the most lonely for seniors and it would be nice to assist them in trying to make contact with loved ones.

Anyone wishing to donate a gift should bring them unwrapped so AYUDA can give the proper size and gift requested. Bring donations to Tahoe Valley Pharmacy, 2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; Tahoe Season Resort at Heavenly Valley on Saddle and Keller roads in care of Carolyn Locker; Smart & Final, 3471 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; Plaza Tapatia Grocery Store and Plaza Tapatia Restaurant, 1006 Herbert Ave.

For more information about this program call (530) 541-3131 and ask for Ruth.

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