The Columbia County Office for the Aging Senior Stars program is in its second year of providing seniors in need with items at holiday time. The program has provided various items to seniors in need, some of which have included coats, gloves, clothing, sheets, towels, books, small kitchen appliances and many other needed personal items. Due to the generous contribution of the Hudson Police Benevolent Association during the 2020 holiday season, this program was also able to provide a small gift bag to all home bound seniors that receive home delivered meals.
Delivery of gifts began the week of 12/14/2020 and was scheduled to end 12/18/2020, however the Columbia County Office for the Aging office was quarantined on 12/17/2020. Todd Hyson, a Columbia County Sheriff's deputy who is stationed in the building, went to the office, packed up the gifts and brought them down to the main lobby on December 23rd, where volunteers from the Salvation Army were able to pick up and deliver the remaining gifts.
"It was heart warming to see the concern and collaboration that went in to making sure these seniors received their gifts in time for the holidays." said Michele Kraham, Assistant Administrator, Columbia County Office for the Aging.