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Senior Advocates seeking to raise funds for van upkeep

SOLON– Solon Senior Advocates is asking the community to help maintain the organization’s trip program for seniors. The Advocates’ yearly $3,000 insurance and maintenance costs exceed what can fairly be charged to area seniors. The Advocates purchased a 15-passenger mini-van from the University of Iowa in 2014 in order to take seniors on monthly restaurant road trips and excursions to area interests.
Solon Senior Advocates tries to keep travel costs to our seniors reasonable so they are able to participate in these monthly events. Grant applications to support repairs and major costs are made, but the Advocates rely solely on donations to provide for many activities which include exercise classes, monthly Meal & a Movies, speakers for Senior Conversations, hosting Senior of the Year events and a monthly newsletter.
The Advocates are turning to the community at large– perhaps your mother, grandmother or Aunt Alice is among the many seniors that enjoy the restaurant runs and trips here and there. Any effort will help- $10 or $20 or more will validate the mission to provide mobility, sociability and entertainment to our older folks. The Advocates will forward a tax deductible letter with thanks for a gift that may be mailed to: Senior Advocates, P.O. Box 99, Solon, IA 52333.