STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) marked the 19th chapter in its annual Adopt-A-Senior Program in December by bringing holiday joy to residents of local senior care facilities.
In the days leading up to Christmas, over 600 presents were donated by SIBOR members and caring Islanders to senior center residents, ages 41 to 108! As in years past, the program provided personally requested holiday gifts to Island seniors who are alone, mainly without family, friends or loved ones to be with them.
Participating nursing homes included Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center; Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center; Silver Lake Specialized Care Center; Eger Harbor House; Golden Gate Rehabilitation and Health Care Center; Verrazano Nursing Home; Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home; Staten Island Care Center; ArchCare senior center, and The Esplanade at Staten Island.
SIBOR assembled a personal wish list of items submitted by seniors, including such things as games, books, puzzles, hand lotions, makeup, face cream, perfume and cologne, and warm-weather clothing such as sweaters, scarves, hats, socks,gloves, pajamas, undershirts, jogging outfits and undergarments.
SIBOR volunteers packed their cars with the donations, headed to the centers, and hand-delivered the gifts directly to the seniors.
“Quitea few seniors are past recipients, and the senior care facilities assisted SIBOR in directing the gifts to the appropriate people,” said Annmarie Izzo, SIBOR special event coordinator.
About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional and trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of more than 2,000 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Media Contact: Barton Horowitz