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Pennsylvania seniors create handmade ornaments for the State Capitol Holiday Tree


Visitors to the State Capitol Main Rotunda during the holiday season can check out handmade ornaments hung on the holiday tree that were created by Pennsylvania seniors.

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 department. The tree will remain in the rotunda through the first week of January.

Contributions from Bucks County came from Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, Falls Township Senior Center, Middletown Senior Citizens Center, Upper Bucks Senior Center.

"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."