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  Bringing Holiday Cheer To Local Seniors

Dec 03, 2015 08:59 ET

The 6th Annual Seniors' Christmas event kicked off Wednesday in Newcastle as officers and local students brought holiday cheer to the residents of Fosterbrooke Long Term care.

This event marked the first in a series of Seniors' Christmas visits planned across Durham Region over the next two weeks.

DRPS members and students visit with seniors, serve coffee and treats, sing carols and hand out gifts. The idea came about six years ago when two officers noticed how many seniors in our communities are alone over the holidays. The event started at one residence in Oshawa and has since grown to include visits across each municipality.

The following visits will take place in the coming weeks:

North Division
Dec 3rd 1:30 p.m. Lakeview Manor: 133 Main St, Beaverton
Dec 16th 1:30 p.m. Chartwell Bonair Cannington: 131 Laidlaw St S, Cannington

East Division
Dec 2nd 2:30 p.m. Fosterbrooke Long Term Care Home: 330 King St W, Newcastle
Dec 3rd 1:30 p.m. Strathaven Retirement Residence : 264 King St E, Bowmanville

Central East Division
Dec 7th 10:30 a.m. Extendicare: 82 Park Rd N, Oshawa
Dec 7th 1:00 p.m. ThorntonView Long term Care: 186 Thornton Rd S, Oshawa
Dec 8th 10:30 a.m. Hillsdale Terraces: 600 Oshawa Blvd N, Oshawa
Dec 8th 1:00 p.m. Hillsdale Estates: 590 Oshawa Blvd N, Oshawa

Central West Division
Dec 7th 2:00 p.m. Sunnycrest Nursing Home: 1635 Dundas Street E, Whitby
Dec 10th 2:00 p.m. The Village of Taunton Mills: 3800 Brock Steet N, Whitby
Dec 15th 2:00 p.m. Fairview Lodge: 632 Dundas St W, Whitby

West Division
Dec 17th 10:00 a.m. Chartwell Harwood Residence: 240 Old Harwood Ave, Ajax
Dec 18th 10:00 a.m. Chartwell Retirement Residence: 1801 Valleyfarm Rd, Pickering

CONTACT: Cst. Stephanie Puckrin at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1745.

Thanks to our local sponsors and area students who help to make this annual event such a huge success.

Below are attached files.
Seniors Christmas (JPG file, 304.2K bytes)
Insp. Kluem and Det. Dobbs Chat with Seniors (JPG file, 391.0K bytes)
Cst. Gagnon passes around cookies (JPG file, 436.2K bytes)