Springfield Co-op Celebrates Older Americans Month with Fundraiser for Senior Solutions

SPRINGFIELD, VT. –The Springfield Food Co-op raised $1,002 in a month-long donation drive to assist Senior Solutions’ mission serving older adults in the Precision Valley.

Springfield Food Co-op produce manager Lisa Walasewicz, (second from right), presents “Change for Change” donation to Senior Solutions Executive Director Carol Stamatakis, with Senior Solutions case manager Edie Brown (far right) and Senior Solutions Board of Directors member Nonie Spaulding (far left).

As part of the national “Older Americans Month” celebration of senior citizens, the Food Co-op sponsored a “Change for Change” fundraiser in which patrons donate their change from purchases to a local charitable organization.

Ali Lillie of the Food Co-op noted one of the core values of their business is to help the local community by assisting organizations like Senior Solutions.

“The Co-op is very community minded and we are especially excited to partner with Senior Solutions in helping them serve older adults in our region,” said Lillie.

Senior Solutions Executive Director Carol Stamatakis praised the assistance offered by the Springfield Co-op.

“We are enormously grateful for the support of the Springfield Co-op,” Stamatakis said.  “Their dedication to the local community is phenomenal.  Because of the generosity of the Co-op, we will be able to help more people.”

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