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Dinolfo Kicks-Off 16th Annual “Coats For Seniors” Program

Dinolfo Kicks-Off 16th Annual “Coats For Seniors” Program

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo was joined by Monroe County Legislator Kara Halstead as well as representatives from Medical Motors, Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly, the Department of Human Services, and Colony Dry Cleaners to kick-off the sixteenth annual “Coats for Seniors” program. The initiative, sponsored by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and Medical Motors, will once again collect and distribute donated winter coats to seniors in need throughout Monroe County. The program runs from September 24th, 2019 through December 17th, 2019.

“Over the years, Monroe County’s Coats for Seniors program has helped to keep hundreds of local seniors warm and safe during our cold winter months,” said Dinolfo. “For local seniors, having a warm coat delivered right to their door can make a big difference when it comes to ensuring their comfort and safety this winter. Thank you to Medical Motors, GRAPE, all program partners, and our kind-hearted neighbors for helping to make this heartwarming program a reality year after year.”

Donations of new and gently-used, adult-sized coats will be accepted on weekdays between 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at participating senior centers. Donation boxes will also be set up in the atrium of the Monroe County Office Building, located downtown at 39 West Main Street; City Place, located at 50 West Main Street; the Monroe County Office for the Aging at Monroe Community Hospital, located at 435 E. Henrietta Rd; Monroe County Department of Human Services, located at 111 Westfall Road, and 691 St. Paul; Monroe County DMV locations, Greece Ridge Mall at 152 Greece Ridge Center Drive, 2199 E Henrietta Rd and 545 Titus Avenue; Colony Dry Cleaners, located at 695 Howard Road in Gates, and Dry Clean Express, 3159 S Winton Rd in Henrietta, 1158 Fairport Rd in Fairport, 557 Whitney Rd in Fairport, and 7374 Pittsford-Palmyra Road in Fairport.

"During our colder months in Monroe County, it is heartening to see our community come together to support those in need. The Coats for Seniors program has a longstanding history of making a difference in the lives of so many of our residents," said Legislator Kara Halstead. "Thank you to all those who have supported this program in the past, and to those who will take the time this year to help out our neighbors and donate to such an important effort."

To-date, the Monroe County “Coats for Seniors” program has collected over 10,500 coats, which have been generously donated by local residents. At the end of the program, any additional coats that have not been selected by a senior will be donated to local shelters and clothing closets.

For more information on the “Coats for Seniors” program, please contact the Monroe County Office for the Aging at 753-6280. A list of participating senior centers is available on the Monroe County website at Seniors interested in receiving a coat can call the Monroe County Office for the Aging at 753-6280 or any participating senior center to make arrangements.