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Seniors helping seniors
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Covenant Living of Turlock residents Marilyn Buckhorn and Victoria Bishop help assemble senior care kits for Love Stanislaus on Tuesday (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

A group of Covenant Living of Turlock residents volunteered their time on Tuesday afternoon to make care packages for area seniors in need.

The care packages are part of a Love Stanislaus project that annually sees local businesses, nonprofit organizations and community members come together to help give senior citizens in need a few necessities such as medicine holders, toiletries, and blankets.

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Dorothy Johnson and Ann Gilbert both said that they enjoy giving back to the community with projects like the senior care kits (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

“The senior care kit drive is once a year and we’ve assembled 320 senior care kits this year. Covenant Living is our last stop and we’re thrilled. It’s basically seniors helping seniors and then we have volunteers helping our seniors,” said Gaby Fernandez, director of the seniors program for Love Stanislaus. 

Covenant Living volunteers assembled 100 of the care kits on Tuesday.

Ann Gilbert and Dorothy Johnson were two of the Covenant Living  residents helping to put packages together.

“I love to help any way I can the residents of this county…and this is a wonderful opportunity to do that,” said Gilbert.

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Nancy Tiffany writes an encouraging note that will be included in the care kits and distributed to local senior citizens in need (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

Johnson echoed her sentiments saying” “I love the Lord and I want to serve Him in anyway I can to help all people.”

While a group of residents were filling the care kits with supplies, another group was busy writing inspirational notes to insert in each kit such as “Praying this brings a smile to your day, enjoy!”

“I like helping make a difference for someone else,” said Nancy Tiffany, who was one of the volunteers writing notes.

Covenant Living resident life director Adele Rosas said this was just one project that sees residents reach out to the greater community.