KWCH News 12 – December 19, 2019 – See the Original News Video here.
KWCH News 12 – November 25, 2019 – See Original News Article here.
Thursday brought a chance to spread Christmas cheer to local seniors. Students from Brooks Middle School helped hand out gifts and sing to residents at LakePoint Wichita as part of the third annual My Neighbor’s Keeper – Adopt A Senior.
A lot of the seniors that we selected don’t have a lot of family and are in need of some things. And the Adopt a Senior drive was a big community event. Weigand-Omega partnered with Omega Senior Living (the beneficiary) and My Neighbor’s Keeper Advisory Board put it on, but it was the community of Sedgwick County that helped us, Alex Nieto (of LakePoint Wichita) says.
People participating in the annual effort adopted 28 seniors at Lakepoint Wichita this year. The adopt a senior drive started November 25 and ran through December 13.
Delivery Day followed Thursday, Dec. 19 with the gift distribution at LakePoint. This year’s effort tracks the first two years of the program which Weigand-Omega Management collected 559 gifts valued at nearly $18,000 that benefited 350 adopted seniors.
We want to thank everyone who made this year’s Adopt A Senior drive a success: Members of Our Community, Workforce Center, Kay Jewelers, Chick-fil-A, Brooks Middle Magnet School, and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News. Because of your generosity we were able to adopt 67 local seniors, 178 tags were taken, 931 items were donated with a total value of $9,530.