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  Celebrating With Seniors This Holiday Season

Dec 22, 2016 14:13 ET

Officers and local students brought cheer to the residents at Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence in Ajax as the 7th Annual Seniors' Christmas got underway Friday.

This event marked the first in a series of Seniors' Christmas visits planned across Durham Region over the next two weeks. At Chartwell officers were joined by students from J.Clarke Richardson High School and Lester B. Pearson Public School to visit with seniors, serve coffee and treats and sing carols.

The idea came about seven 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:
West Division
Dec 13th 10 a.m., Abbeylawn Manor Living, 534 Rodd Ave, Pickering

Central West Division
Dec 6th 2 p.m., Fairview Lodge, 632 Dundas St W, Whitby
Dec 13th 2 p.m., Sunnycrest Nursing Homes Ltd, 1635 Dundas St E, Whitby

Central East Division
Dec 7th 10:30-11:30 a.m., Extendicare Oshawa, 82 Park Rd N, Oshawa
Dec 7th 1-2 p.m., ThorntonView Long Term Care by Revera, 186 Thornton Rd S, Oshawa
Dec 8th 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hillsdale Terrace, 600 Oshawa Blvd N, Oshawa
Dec 8th 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hillsdale Estates, 590 Oshawa Blvd N, Oshawa

East Division
Dec 12th 1:15 p.m. Strathhaven, 264 King St E, Bowmanville
Dec 15th 2:30 p.m. Marnwood, 26 Elgin St, Bowmanville

North Division
Dec 12th 2-4 p.m., ReachView Village Long Term Care, 30 Reach St., Uxbridge
Dec 14th 2-4 p.m., Chartwell Bon Air Long Term Care Residence,131 Laidlaw St., Cannington
Dec 16th 2-4 p.m., Lakeview Manor, 133 Main St, Beaverton

For more information about Seniors' Christmas events contact Cst. Stefanie Puckrin at 1-888-579-1520.

Below are attached files.
Handing out cookies (JPG file, 1,137.5K bytes)
Lester B Pearson PS Student Chori (JPG file, 1,752.0K bytes)
Officers chat with seniors (JPG file, 1,373.3K bytes)
J Clarke and Lester B Pearson Students hand out cookies (JPG file, 3,066.6K bytes)
Doing a holiday crossword (JPG file, 1,897.1K bytes)
Students performing a dance  (JPG file, 1,405.8K bytes)