L-R) Cari Rebottaro, Rachel Cordle, Kathi Tice-Taylor (Lenawee County Department of Aging). Julie Koehn and Kathy Williams (WLEN).

During the month of October, WLEN-FM (Adrian), along with Home Instead Senior Care, TLC Community Credit Union, Tuckey’s Big Boy in Tecumseh and the Lenawee County Department of Aging hosted the 1st Senior Cleaners Closet.

Every year, the Department of Aging helps over 2400 seniors in Lenawee County, keeping people independent and in their homes longer. They provide many kinds of assistance and one of those services is home cleaning. Most of the funds they receive cannot be used for cleaning supplies and many seniors; especially those on fixed incomes are not able to purchase the supplies that the cleaners need.

A month long collection drive was established by WLEN to collect those supplies as well as raise awareness for the services of the Department of Aging. Hundreds of supplies were collected to be used in senior homes all over Lenawee in the coming year.