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This past Thursday, the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office presented bags of gifts as part of Shrewsbury Senior Center’s “Gifts for Seniors” program.

Staff, volunteers, and community members gathered to celebrate the item donations and explain the importance of this collaboration. There was even an online shoutout by the Bombas sock company afterwards!


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Facebook post courtesy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office


Get involved!


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The In It Together Volunteer Group is looking for newly purchased gifts to distribute to local seniors during the holiday season. The program runs October 1 to December 1.

Items can be dropped off at the front of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, located at 98 Maple Ave. There are designated bins for items. Remember, all items must be new with tags on.

They are looking for:

  • holiday cards (handmade or bought)
  • non-skid socks
  • sugar-free candy
  • diet and regular ginger ale
  • adult coloring books
  • colored pencils
  • granola bars
  • cookies
  • cereal
  • peanut butter
  • crackers
  • Spam
  • large print crosswords
  • word search books
  • lotion
  • deodorant
  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • soap
  • coin purse
  • flashlight
  • stuffed animal
  • water
  • blankets
  • mittens
  • combs and brushes
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • tissues
  • hand sanitizer
  • masks

Questions? Email Paula at


Boxes of non-perishable snacks including Jif to go cups
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