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About Us

Adopt A Senior volunteer visiting a Senior
Adopt A Senior volunteers hand out gifts to Seniors
Adopt A Senior volunteers pose with a Senior during Holiday Gift Giving Days
Adopt A Senior volunteer poses with a happy Senior
Adopt A Senior volunteer poses with a happy Senior

​Our senior citizen population is growing!

  • Life expectancy rate continues to grow higher, more and more individuals are living longer.

  • Many of these individuals will find themselves in a long-term care facility.

  • In many instances some may be there for quite a few years.

  • Many do not have any visitors and will be alone for their Birthdays and the Holidays.

What we are doing to help:

The Adopt A Senior Organization allows us to bring a personal touch to Seniors by directly providing them with some outside contact, as well as gifts, to let them know they are not forgotten and are not alone.

Currently involved with the following facilities:

  • Applewood Estates

  • Bartley Healthcare

  • Brandywine of Shrewsbury

  • CareOne East Brunswick

  • CareOne Jackson

  • Sunrise Brighton Gardens of Middletown

  • Sunrise of Jackson

  • Sunrise of Marlboro

  • Sunrise of Shrewsbury

  • The Grand

  • The Orchards

Adopt A Senior volunteers arrive at a long-term care facility with Holiday gifts for Seniors
Piles of wrapped gifts background for text

Our Mission is to provide visits and hand-deliver personalized gifts to as many Seniors living in long-term care facilities, so they are NOT forgotten.

Annye with a Senior celebrating her birthday

Our History

The Adopt A Senior Organization was founded in 2014. It is an extension of the very successful Adopt-A-Senior Holiday Program that started over 20 years ago at a facility in Manhattan. 

Under the leadership of Annye I. Cohen and Bill Cowen, the mission for this non-profit is to provide gifts to as many Seniors living in long-term care facilities as possible. We have grown to now work with The Orchards in Jackson NJ, Sunrise of Jackson, Sunrise Brighton Gardens of Middletown, The Grand in Whitestone, Queens, CareOne of Jackson, Bartley Healthcare, CareOne of East Brunswick and Applewood Estates. In 2022, we started working with Sunrise of Marlboro.

The concept for the organization is in honor of Annye's Grandfather, Izzy Cohen, who taught Annye that it is important for people to always "give back" and help others. When Annye began to volunteer at Kateri Residence over a decade ago, she quickly learned that many Seniors in the home had no family and more importantly, no visitors.  Hence many of the Seniors in the facility did not have anyone to celebrate their birthday nor anyone to share the holidays with. Annye worked with the staff at the residence and the Adopt-A-Senior program was born.


Bill was also inspired to "give back" at a young age. He has co-chaired and volunteered at many fundraisers for numerous non-profit organizations. After meeting Annye many years ago, the two realized they had the same goal of helping Seniors and Bill became very involved in the Adopt-A-Senior Holiday Program. His involvement has helped to make this program very successful. 


Together, Annye and Bill are now making their dream a reality!


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