We here at Home Instead Senior Care in Bowing Green recognize that the holidays can be a difficult time for many seniors. That’s one of the reasons the we participate every year in the Be a Santa to a Senior, program, a campaign that targets seniors who may be alone and not likely to get gifts during the holidays.
“People get busy during the holidays and many might not realize that there are older adults in their communities who are lonely and disconnected from the spirit of the season,” said Paul Hogan, co-founder and chairman of the Home Instead Senior Care network. “We have found that this program provides a much-needed boost, not only through gifts but also through human interaction.”
Prior to the holiday season, participating local non-profit organizations identify needy and isolated seniors in the community and provide those names to local Home Instead Senior Care offices for this community service program. Christmas trees in participating retail stores feature ornaments with the first names only of the seniors and their respective gift requests. Shoppers can then take an ornament and purchase the items on the list.
Home Instead Senior Care offices then coordinate gift-wrapping and delivery through volunteers in the community. It is one of the great pleasures that we have in serving the needs of the seniors within our communities.
In 2013, Home Instead of Bowling Green provided 800 deserving seniors with gifts. We consider it such a privilege to continue to be a part of the lives of our seniors in the Bowling Green and surrounding communities and look forward to another great year in 2014.
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