Sheriff Evangelidis supports local senior centers with special care packages

By August 6, 2020 Newspaper

From left: Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Team Donna Ostiguy; Susan Irr and Mary Clark Nutritional Site Managers; Volunteers Laurie Corkery and Judy Gonroff; Michael Figueroa from 1Worcester Homes,  Cheryl Perry from Care One at Millbury; Mati Alicantara from 1Worcester Homes,  Millbury Senior Center Director Judith O’Connor and Gina Chrostowski and Zanita Seda Figueroa from 1Worcester Homes pictured at the Millbury Senior Center with special care packages from the Sheriff’s department.

From left: Sutton Senior Center staff Tim Annis, transportation; Paul Maynard, Emergency Management Director, Diane Hanley, assistant, Michelle Edelstein, Senior Center Director and Michelle Saucier, meal director hold special care packages containing hand sanitizers, face masks and other items delivered from the Worcester County Sheriff’s department.

By: Millbury Sutton Chronicle, August 2, 2020

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Team paid a special visit to Millbury’s and Sutton’s senior centers July 9 to drop off special care packages. The care packages, courtesy of Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association and community sponsors, contained personal protection supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer to help seniors stay safe when they have to venture out in public during COVID-19. In addition to the senior centers, the sheriff’s department also distributed the special kits to all 60 senior centers throughout Worcester County. The program is part of Sheriff Evangelidis’ mission to give back to local communities.

“There are many seniors who do not have access to these personal protection items,” said Sutton Senior Center Director Michelle Edelstein. “These kits will surely come in handy for them. We appreciate the sheriff’s department always thinking of us throughout the year and especially during this time.”

The personal protection kits from the sheriff’s office were also made possible thanks to generous donations from community sponsors: Care-One at Millbury, One Worcester Homes, The Overlook and Christopher Heights.

“The main thing we want to convey with these personal protection kits is that we have not forgotten about our senior population during this challenging time,” Evangelidis said. “Our department has continued to give back to the community during this pandemic. We are all in this together and we hope everyone stays safe and well.”