The South Central Tennessee Development District Area Agency on Aging and Disability is asking everyone to consider making a difference in the life of a senior citizen or person with a disability by contributing to their special Santa program.

Last year, through support from people in the community, the AAAD was able to provide for 118 individuals across the 13-county area with Christmas presents which not only included a needed gift item, but also much-needed food and personal hygiene items.

People who will receive Christmas gifts are those that the AAAD staff has identified as low-income and/or who have no family or other social support system during the holidays.

To be a Santa for someone in need, contact the AAAD office by Nov. 22.

It only takes $25 to adopt a person, but extra donations are always welcome to help purchase the extra food and household items needed.

For more information, contact Kim Waldrum or Glenda Porterfield at 931-379-2938 or 931-379-2941 or send an email to or

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