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Local seniors create handmade ornaments for Capitol tree

Seniors from Middletown and Falls crafted handmade ornaments for the tree at the state Capitol main rotunda

Getting crafty: Ornaments handmade by seniors in Middletown for the Capitol tree. Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Visitors to the state Capitol main rotunda this holiday season can check out the tree adorned with handmade ornaments crafted by Pennsylvania seniors, including residents of Middletown Senior Citizen Center and Falls Township Senior Center.

Older adults from more than 70 senior community centers in 35 counties across the commonwealth submitted ornaments in response to an annual request by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The tree will remain in the rotunda through the first week of January.

“The Department of Aging is pleased to see the tremendous response of ornaments submitted from the senior centers. Many of the centers expressed their appreciation for the opportunity offered to older adults to create the ornaments,” said Secretary of Aging Robert Torres. “Every year, the seniors get into the holiday spirit and use their creativity and talent in making ornaments that are unique to each senior center. Each ornament is unique and embodies the pride of being ‘made in PA’ along with the holiday tree that comes from a Pennsylvania tree farm. I extend our thanks to all of the seniors who contributed ornaments as part of this annual holiday tradition.”

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