by Lisa Tome
Sometimes the little things are everything.
And for local, homebound seniors, Christmas surprises are just a couple weeks away.
The members of Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center, in cooperation with an organization called Home Instead, are working to make certain that seniors have some gifts this Christmas. A few weeks ago, a giving tree was placed outside the fitness center. On that tree are tags with gift items requested by seniors. The wishes prove that sometimes the little things mean the most.
According to Cecil Department of Community Services Community Services Supervisor Linda Tull, the tags with the requested gifts vary in price. From potato chips and licorice to costume jewelry, Ravens merchandise, robes, night gowns, and even red lipstick - these tags reveal what those who can't get out, want Santa to bring them. The fitness club members than fulfill the wish and then place the items under the tree. Home Instead, takes care of distribution. Tull explained that this is important because if not, the homebound may not be remembered at Christmas.
This isn't the only senior citizen centered Christmas activity in Cecil. Tull said that those who attend Elkton's Senior Center, adopted a family in need for Christmas. Last year, the relations