Purse-onality in Caz

A silent purse auction to benefit Community Resources for Independent Seniors will be held at the Brae-Loch Inn over two nights, Thursday Nov. 18 (preview and bidding in conjunction with Ladies Night Out) and Friday Nov. 19 (socializing, refreshments, bidding and auction), 2010. Purses include designer labels, local artisan creations, vintage bags and purses from distinguished women. Cash and carry items will also be available. All proceeds will go to CRIS.

CRIS was formed as a result of needs identified by the Housing Feasibility Study focus groups and surveys. Its mission is to identify and address a wide range of needs for seniors living in our community to make it possible for them to comfortably age in place. In May 2010 the first program, CRIS-CAT (Cazenovia Area Transportation), began offering transportation to residents of Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner aged 55 and above who are ambulatory but unable to drive. Rides are provided by volunteers at no charge (donations appreciated).

CRIS has been involved in working to attract At Home Independent Living, Inc. to begin services in the greater Cazenovia area. This is a non-medical service to help with basic needs such as meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry and companion services. CRIS will continue to identify service gaps and collaborate with existing service providers to bring needed services to Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner.

For the purse auction CRIS welcomes and appreciates your donations of new or gently used purses. From Sept. 15 through Nov. 1 you can find decorated drop boxes at Kinney Drugs, Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce, The Gallery, Lillie Bean, Cazenovia Jewelry, Key Bank and Nelson Farms Country Store.

For more information or to schedule a purse pick-up please call 655-2786.

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