‘Santa to a Senior’ program spreads joy to the elderly

NORFOLK — Home Instead Senior Care is looking to touch the lives of 150 aging adults this holiday season.

It could be a blanket, perfume, or even a book. Whatever it is, Home Instead Senior Care says it could make a difference in a lonely senior citizen’s holiday season.

“Often times this is a population that goes overlooked around the holidays, so by purchasing these gifts, allows us the opportunity to touch those who are lonely or financially challenged not only with a small gift but with a friendly visit during the holidays,” Relationship Enrichment Coordinator Bailey Brashear said.

The company that provides non-medical services to aging adults started the Be A Santa to a Senior Program in 2006 and have grown it to cover all of North America, including northeast Nebraska. Bailey Brashear says the seniors getting the gifts don’t have family around.

You can donate by going to Nebraska Created at the Sunset Plaza Mall and grabbing one of the name tags with gift suggestions. Then, purchase the gift(s), leave it unwrapped and return it with the ornament tag to Nebraska Created by December 14th.

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