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October 8, 2013 > Escorts needed for ÒSeniorsÕ Night OutÓ

Escorts needed for ÒSeniorsÕ Night OutÓ

Submitted By Tanya Mendoza

Local seniors are set to be "BedazzledÓ at the 20th annual ÒSeniors' Night OutÓ sponsored by the Tri-City Elder Coalition. But escorts are needed to facilitate this important evening.

ÒSeniors' Night OutÓ has become an opportunity for frail seniors to go out for dinner and entertainment. Most of us are unaware of how isolating old age can be (frail in body, robust in spirit). Lack of transportation, money, family or friends can keep a senior homebound with limited opportunity for socializing.

As an escort, you will be paired with a senior. The escort is expected to pick up the senior in their home and drive them to the event, eat dinner and enjoy the evening together, and drive the senior home. The escort fee for the event on Friday, October 18 is $45, which includes dinner.

This annual event has become a celebration for seniors, a time for fun, and an opportunity to raise funds for the "PUN" (Personal Urgent Need) Fund and other Tri-City Elder Coalition projects. This fund supports one-time grants in nominal amounts to older adults in desperate need with no other source of assistance. Each case is individually reviewed by senior care professionals.

This very popular event has grown in size each year through the generosity of the community. To encourage participation by a wide range of businesses, organizations, and individuals, sponsorships are encouraged at many levels. Seniors are one of our community's most treasured assets! Your help will go a long way towards showing them how much we care.

If you would like to be an escort, contact SNO Chair Linette Young at SeniorsNightOut@comcast.net.

SeniorsÕ Night Out
Friday, Oct 18
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Newark Hilton Hotel
39900 Balentine Dr., Newark
SeniorsNightOut@comcast.net
http://tceconline.org
Escort fee: $45

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