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LETTERS: Denson thanks community volunteers, CRIS-CAT program

To the editor:

Often times, we seniors lose sight of the fact that we are very blessed by living in the Cazenovia area.

Yes, things can always be improved, but many of us have found services for which we are grateful.

CRIS-CAT, our volunteer service transportation, has been a Godsend. Fortunately, my son could live with us during his final months with cancer. We could count on CRIS-CAT to be right on the job helping with the many chemo treatments and doctor appointments.

Being the only one in the family able to stay at home with my son, the responsibility fell on me to arrange for his transportation. The compassion of the CRIS-CAT volunteers not only helped my son cope, but was a great comfort to our family bearing grief.

Thank you, CRIS-CAT, for the time and effort put into your scheduling, confirming times and services, transportation commitment and willingness to serve.

I would also like to thank the Madison County Office for the Aging’s SNACK program. They deliver a deliciously-prepared noon meal twice a week. Being in my 90s, the kindness of the driver is a welcomed break in my day.

For those who can manage to get out on Monday evenings, the Friendship Inn of Caz is located at Summit Church off Route 13 South, and is a community effort to provide a wholesome meal and opportunity for fellowship — at no cost, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Instead of concentrating on what the Cazenovia area has yet to provide, we seniors can focus on having much to be grateful for.

God bless the volunteers who bless us.

Bonnie Denson

Cazenovia

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