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As I was reading the Daily Democrat, I saw an article about helping senior citizens. It looks like a good work that is needed, however, there is in Durant at least one business that has been doing that for about 12 years. They call their program “Senior Angels.” They spend their own time, money, and use their own employees to do the shopping for the seniors.

They don’t advertise this except to the several senior citizen homes in Durant, Hugo, Idabel, and Broken Bow. These are contacted so that they can purchase the items that the seniors say they need. Items include clothing, personal care products, and other items that the seniors need or want.

They have also discovered that many of the seniors in these homes appreciate the visits when the gifts are delivered as much as the gifts themselves. The business is The Phone Zone, owned and operated by Alan and Cindy McDaniel. This year there are 66 seniors that will benefit from this program.

Alan and Cindy will not toot their own horn for this, but we as proud parents will. Southeastern Oklahoma is a great place to live as it is, but if more people were involved in their communities like Alan and Cindy, think how much better it could be. Alan’s parents are Dorothy McDaniel and the late Marvin McDaniel.

John and Sandra Cox


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