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September 24, 2018

Seniors, Scouts Send Care Packages To Troops Overseas


OSWEGO, NY – While residents of Bishop’s Commons took up collections of items to fill care packages for soldiers serving overseas, local Girl Scouts joined in the support by donating dozens of boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

Pictured are: World War II veteran resident Ralph Borek, Junior Girl Scouts Claudia, Willow-Su, and Desiree, and World War II veteran Fred Tesoriero.

Pictured are: World War II veteran resident Ralph Borek, Junior Girl Scouts Claudia, Willow-Su, and Desiree, and World War II veteran Fred Tesoriero.

With residents of Bishop’s Commons celebrating National Assisted Living Week beginning on Sept. 11, the theme of remaining “Forever Proud” of achievement, service, family, and the United States of America was the focus of activities throughout the week.

“Collecting donations from our staff, residents and families for care packages was one way we were able to show our pride in our county,” noted Senior Living Coordinator, Julie Chetney.

Nearly ten packages full of goodies, personal care items, reading materials, games, and Girl Scout cookies were put together by residents.

“Our resident veterans were very much involved in the project as they know first hand how much a package from home means when you’ve been gone so long,” Chetney added.

Residents are still looking for local soldiers to send packages to.

If you know of someone, contact Chetney at 349-0799.

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