Home Instead Senior Care Presents “Be a Santa to a Senior” Program
Home Instead Senior Care® (homeinstead.com) is once again offering the Lincoln community a chance to spread joy to local seniors. Through the Be a Santa to a Senior program, community members can give a senior a special holiday gift. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Be a Santa to a Senior program has mobilized more than 60,000 volunteers, provided approximately 1.2 million gifts and brightened the season for more than 700,000 deserving seniors nationwide. Last year, more than 900 Lincoln area seniors received 1,200 gifts.
Be a Santa to a Senior is a true community program, with generous support from area businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers, and members of the community. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Lincoln area has partnered with Aging Partners, Meals on Wheels, and local low-income senior housing communities to help collect the names and wishes of area seniors who are in need.
Visit one of the participating locations listed below and look for the Be a Santa to a Senior tree on display until December 6. Each tree will be decorated with ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and gift suggestions. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached. There’s no need to worry about wrapping—community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the gifts to local seniors in time for the holidays.
Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at the following locations:
- Lincoln Area CVS Pharmacies
- Danny’s Downtown Deli, 941 O St.
- Four Star Card & Gift Gallery, 5500 Old Cheney Rd.
- Buddha Leaf CBD, 4848 Normal Blvd., STE D
- Fanchon’s Nails, 6101 S. 56th St.
- Energize Home Medical, 1400 N. 48th St.
- The Coffee Roaster, 5022 Old Cheney Rd.
Home Instead Senior Care® will also host a public gift-wrapping party on Monday, December 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. or until finished. Please RSVP by calling (402) 423-8119. For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com. For more information about how you can help seniors in your community, visit imreadytocare.com.