Seniors closet opens door to needy

A new closet stocked with items for senior citizens in need recently opened to help improve their quality of life.

St. Teresa Jornet’s Closet, named after the saintly Little Sisters of the Poor sister who dedicated her life to caring for the abandoned elderly, is open every Wednesday for adults aged 60 and over. Run by Catholic Charities of Denver, the closet is stocked with food, medical equipment, hygiene items and resources for those who need more support.

“I believe—and my staff believe—that it will bridge a gap in services for seniors 60 and over,” said Virginia Hentschel, director of family and senior services. “These individuals are our most seniored, our most experienced. They deserve our respect and dignity. With this closet, we hope to provide that piece for them.”


The community can also donate by providing items to keep the closet stocked with goods.

“We’re happy to serve anyone who comes,” Hentschel said.

The closet is located in the All Saints Parish hall, 2559 S. Federal Blvd. in Denver, every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. To learn more or to donate, call (720) 799-9249.

“We hope to encourage folks to give to the closet, so we can help our community.”

More information about the Senior Services program is available at


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