Home Instead of Berkshire County, MA was excited to be featured on iBerkshires.com for our "Be a Santa to a Senior" program!
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
- The "Be a Santa to a Senior" program has returned to Berkshire County, giving residents a chance to provide a customized gift to an older adult who could use some holiday cheer.
- Last week, trees went up in five retail locations with ornaments that have a name and wish list on them. To be a Santa, shoppers can return an unwrapped gift to the location with the ornament attached.
- Coordinators hope to collect 500 gifts for more than 100 local seniors this year. Commonly requested gifts are comfortable clothing and basic items such as socks, hats and gloves, snacks, and puzzle books.
- "The program is based around the idea of 'giving trees' and it's focused on seniors, so we've always partnered with organizations in the community -- senior centers, Councils on Aging, nursing homes, Meals on Wheels, that kind of thing -- and we asked them to think of seniors within their realm who were in need, for one, but the second thing was also people who were on their own or isolated during the holiday time," said Donna Smith, franchise owner of the Pittsfield Home Instead office.
Home Instead strives to provide the very best home care in Berkshire County, MA and giving back to our local seniors through programs like "Be a Santa to a Senior" is one of the ways we stay connected to our local communities and show that we care!