Angela Grant is the coordinator for the Castlegar Adopt a Senior program. Photo: submitted

Angela Grant is the coordinator for the Castlegar Adopt a Senior program. Photo: submitted

Adopt a Castlegar Senior for Christmas

Program matches gift givers with those in need of gifts

The Castlegar Adopt a Senior program is looking for people who would like to make Christmas a little brighter for the older members of our community.

The program is for seniors who live in long term care, assisted living or even out in the community who may not have friends or family and would otherwise not receive gifts Christmas.

Wish lists have been sent out to local senior’s housing and service providers. The lists are then filled out by employees at the sites.

Adopt a Senior organizers will collect those lists in the coming weeks and and post them onto the group’s Facebook page. People can then “adopt” one of the listed seniors. Items specifically requested by that senior are purchased, wrapped and delivered to the program coordinator. The gifts are then delivered to the service providers to distribute.

“This year is a bit different due to Covid,” said program coordinator Angela Grant. “We need to get things done earlier so that items can sit in a room and quarantine for two weeks.”

“The program is amazing and brings so much joy to the seniors. A lot of them just cannot believe that someone they don’t even know has bought them gifts. Some of the smallest and most practical items, such as a bottle of shampoo or a chocolate bar have brought a person to tears.”

If you don’t want to adopt a senior, but would still like to help, smaller items such as shampoo, body wash, razors, shaving cream, soap, snacks, treats, and socks can be dropped off with Amber at Can-Tac Firearms in downtown Castlegar before Nov. 23.

For more information go to the Adopt A Senior For Christmas – Castlegar BC Facebook page or email

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Forty-seven vaccination clinics will open across Interior Health beginning March 15. (Canadian Press)
48 COVID-19 vaccine clinics to open across Interior Health

Select groups can book appointments starting Monday

Seniors in the Interior Health region can book their COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7 a.m. (File photo)
Seniors in Interior Heath region can book COVID-19 shots starting Monday

Starting March 8 the vaccination call centre will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Eight weeks with no new COVID-19 cases in Castlegar

The latest localized BCDCD COVID-19 numbers

Jasper after he was reunited with his owners Mary and Brent Hummel. Photo: Steve Smith
New children’s book features lost Castlegar dog who swam the Columbia multiple times

Brent and Mary Hummel and Jasper tell their dramatic story

Katelyn Quiding and Chloe Coleman on Pink Shirt Day. Photo: Submitted
Student Column: February happenings at Castlegar’s high school

February was quite the month for SHSS and everyone was very busy… Continue reading

Elvira D’Angelo, 92, waits to receive her COVID-19 vaccination shot at a clinic in Montreal, Sunday, March 7, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
‘It’s been a good week’: Tam hopeful on vaccines as pandemic anniversary nears

Tam says the addition of two new vaccines will help Canadians get immunized faster

(The Canadian Press)
‘Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined’: Tourism industry in crisis

Travel services saw the biggest drop in active businesses with 31 per cent fewer firms operating

Pictures and notes in from friends and classmates make up a memorial in support and memory of Aubrey Berry, 4, and her sister Chloe, 6, during a vigil held at Willows Beach in Oak Bay, B.C., on December 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mother of slain daughters supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act

Sarah Cotton-Elliott said she believed her children took a back seat to arranging equal parenting

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Victoria man Brett Andersen is asking for people’s help to secure him one of eight free tickets to the moon. (Screenshot/@brettandersen Instagram)
Victoria man wants your help securing a free ticket to the moon

Japanese billionaire offering eight people a trip to the moon

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
Aquarium users in B.C. warned after invasive mussels found at pet store

Conservation officers were told the mussels were found in a moss ball from a Terrace pet store.

Hockey hall-of-fame legend Wayne Gretzky, right, watches the casket of his father, Walter Gretzky, as it is carried from the church during a funeral service in Brantford, Ont., Saturday, March 6, 2021. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’ at funeral

The famous hockey father died Thursday at age 82 after battling Parkinson’s disease

Donald Alan Sweet was once an all star CFL kicker who played for the Montreal Alouettes and Montreal Concordes over a 13-year career. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
Ex-B.C. teacher who was CFL kicker charged with assault, sexual crimes against former students

Donald Sweet taught in Mission School District for 10 years, investigators seek further witnesses

Most Read