The Community Friends Engaging Seniors project prepared gifts for over 150 members of our elderly population in an effort to let them know that someone is thinking about them.  Many seniors deal with a great sense of isolation, so this granted program is devising ways to reach out to the group as a whole to assure no one feels forgotten.
Corn bags were chosen as a gift for recipients because they seemed fitting for seniors who have arthritis and/or other pain. They can be heated in the microwave or placed in the freezer to be used as a warm or cool pack. These corn bags were hand made and the material was chosen to be fitting for men and women.  They distributed 55 made for male seniors, and 102 made for female seniors. These were handmade in Tennessee. They were packaged individually in gift bags with instructions on use, as well as a letter and poem, which was included in the gift bags. These gifts were delivered to the Sullivan County Office For the Aging Nutrition site. The Office For the Aging delivered each gift bag to every senior who participates in the Meals on Wheels program. 
Special thanks to Liberty Rotarian and Program Chair - Jannetta MacArthur who coordinated purchase of the items and coordinated  getting them to The Office for the Aging.  Additional thanks to Hope Silverman for assisting in packaging and The Office for the Aging for connecting the group to our local seniors and delivery.