Catherine Williams, Jayne Chattin, Jane Hamilton, Alan Trodder and Ian Murr of  STAR Community Services.
Catherine Williams, Jayne Chattin, Jane Hamilton, Alan Trodder and Ian Murr of STAR Community Services. Cordell Richardson

Help spread some Christmas cheer to isolated seniors

YOU can help bring a smile to the faces of elderly residents across Ipswich by donating a gift for them to open on Christmas Day.

With thousands of senior citizens living alone, Star Community Services have launched its first Christmas appeal to help combat social isolation in the Ipswich region.

The not-for-profit organisation is calling on the generosity of the community to donate a present suitable for someone aged 65 or over, or non-perishable food items that can be placed into hampers.

Star Community Services general manager Patsy Wilshire said "loneliness and social isolation top the list of main concerns for the wellbeing of senior Australians".

To find out how you can help, read the full story on www.qt.com.au.


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