By 95.3 MNC – October 18, 2020
The holiday season is just around the corner.
This is typically a joyful time of year for most of us but for many families throughout Michiana, December will instead bring uncertainty.
When it comes to the elderly population, this may be especially true, as they are limited to small social gatherings and poorer-than-usual economic outlooks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Charitable organizations have also been forced to adapt to these new restrictions in order to support such a vulnerable group.
This includes REAL Services, which is preparing for its annual Elves For Elders program. In most years, volunteer elves give elders practical gifts costing about $50 to seniors living Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall and St. Joseph counties.