Be a Santa to a Senior

Published 11:24 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Special to The Leader

Home Instead Senior Care partners with local non-profits and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. The Home Instead Senior Care network recognizes that the holidays can be difficult time for many seniors. That’s one of the reasons for launching the Be a Santa to a Senior program, a companionship to seniors who may be isolated during the holidays.

With the support of the Nutrition Service Center, Orange Community Action Association, home health agencies, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community, the local Be a Santa to a Senior Program of Southeast Texas will collect and distribute gifts to seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.

This is the 13th year of this program and over 20,000 local seniors have been served. A list of over 70 local retailers can be found at the Home Instead Facebook page – Be a Santa to a Senior.

Retailers in Orange include: Brookshire Bros. Walgreens, Bronze Body, CVS, Stage Department Store, Beaty Insurance, Palais Royal Department Store, Walmart and ACE Hardware.