Benzie Co. Senior Resources Needs Community Help for Resources, Donations

Benzie County’s Senior Resources is asking for donations.

The Senior Citizen Resource Center is looking for items like walkers, shower seats and lifted toilet seats.

They’ll be available to senior citizens in need, free of charge.

Benzie Senior Resources is also collecting monetary donations during their Walk-A-Thon this Saturday.

The Resource Center says the rising senior population is the reason they need donations now than ever before.

“Donations have become more needed than before. Our senior population is the only growing population out there. By 2021, Benzie County will be compromised 38 percent of the population of 60 years and older. The revenue from state and federal are not keeping up with that increase, so the donations that we receive coincide with the senior millage to the stretch those dollars even more,” said Douglas Duran the executive director at Benzie Senior Resources.

The Walk-A-Thon is this Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Bellows Park in Frankfort.

For information on how you can donate, visit here.