Senior Citizens, Inc.

“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly, and without expectation.  We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.”

— Leo Buscaglia

Gloria Deeley

Gloria Deeley

Christmas is such a joyful time for young and old. A visit from the Man in the Red Suit is fast approaching. So many homes are beautifully decorated with lights that glow brightly.  The joyful spirit is contagious from the Christmas music to the smiling children’s faces from dreams of Santa coming to town.

It is also a time to bring cheer to others – whether it be to give a helping to someone need, to volunteer at the various organizations/churches helping prepare and deliver cheer baskets, visiting at nursing homes to offer a listening ear or a small act of caring. Holiday time isn’t just about wrapped gifts – the satisfaction you receive from helping others is something money can’t buy.

Essex Senior Citizens, Inc.

Christmas Baskets will be prepared and distributed to senior shut-ins on Friday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center.  Homemade goodies are much appreciated as well as monetary donations. Please wrap food/gifts individually for distribution.  Any questions contact Donna Harnish 879-7922 or Gloria Deeley 363-9218.


Dec. 24: No luncheon

Dec. 30: Board of Director’s meeting

Dec. 31: Potluck at Grace Methodist Church

Jan. 7: Beef stew luncheon will be hosted by the board with all the trimmings at the Maple Street facility.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased throughout the month of December at the Senior Luncheon or from Renate McGrath at 879-3021.

Jan. 14: Soup and sandwich at Maple Street hosted by St. James and Congregational Churches

Jan. 21: Board hosts speaker: Holly Lemieux, Attorney at Law

Jan. 24: Potluck

Merry Christmas to all!