Newsletter December 9, 2021
Creating a caring community for older adults in need
Make the Holidays Bright for our Seniors
VVCC is making the holiday season memorable for older adults who are often alone this time of year. VVCC’s Annual Holiday Giving Tree project has launched with trees up throughout the Verde Valley.

The public is invited to select gift tags from the trees, purchase the needed items, and return the wrapped gifts to a box located near each tree. Neighbors typically ask for warm socks, slippers, PJs, or blankets. Some get very specific. For example, one neighbor has requested a bag of Bil Jac Picky No More Small Dog Persnickety Recipe with Chicken Liver for her two “Babies.”

Many neighbors report this is the only present they receive at Christmas time. A neighbor recently commented: “This is the only gift I will receive this year. Thank you for making it special.”

The trees will be up at the following locations through Dec. 14:
  • Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona
  • Cottonwood Public Library, 100 S 6th St, Cottonwood
  • Camp Verde Community Library, 130 Black Bridge Loop Rd, Camp Verde
  • Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Rd, Sedona
  • Oakcreek Country Club, 690 Bell Rock Blvd, Village of Oak Creek

Volunteers Needed to Help Deliver Gifts

We need additional help delivering gifts to Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale/Jerome, Camp Verde and maybe Cornville. Gifts will be delivered starting Dec. 15. Being Santa is fun and rewarding.

To volunteer please call (928) 204-1238 extension 8105 or email Miki Dzugan

Be a Superhero
Help older adults stay living independently in their homes

We made the hard decision again this year to reschedule our annual gala. (Be sure to save the date for November 19, 2022 at Enchantment Resort).

But we still need your help this year. During the past 18 months we enrolled 600 additional neighbors who need our services. Neighbors who are aging in place and faced with challenges like losing a spouse, living alone, or experiencing health conditions that leave them homebound. It’s even further heartbreaking when neighbors become homeless. These are times when they need a super hero. 

Please help ensure older adults can stay living independently in their homes for as long as possible. When they can stay in their own homes, they can live 5 to 10 years longer.

You can make a donation, join a fundraising team, or start a team to help achieve our $250,000 goal

Click on Donate Now or click on your favorite super hero

For questions and more information contact

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