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Be A Santa To A Senior 

Since the program’s creation in 2003, Be a Santa to a Senior® has provided approximately 2.1 million gifts and with the help of more than 75,000 volunteers, brightened the season for more than 750,000 deserving Seniors nationwide. With adjustments, Home Instead will be able to continue the annual gift-giving program while following social distancing and safety precautions during COVID-19.

Continue reading below to learn how you can Be a Santa to a Senior in Sonoma County!

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How does it work?

How to Order a Gift for a Senior with a QR Code!

  • Scan the QR Code of your choice
  • Browse the gifts on the List that will pop up on Amazon
  • Purchase the gift on Amazon
  • The gift will be delivered to a COVID compliant location for Home Instead of Rohnert Park, to be delivered to our Seniors!
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Tis the season to give back to aging adults in our community!

Home Instead’s Be Santa To A Senior Program finds new ways to spread cheer. Even the “BASTAS” Santa is wearing a mask this year!

“The Be A Santa To A Senior program brings so much joy to seniors in our community,” said Julie Ann Soukoulis, owner of the Rohnert Park Home Instead office. “Seniors are especially at risk for the feelings of isolation that we’ve all felt at some point during the pandemic and a simple gift can show them that they have been thought of, which is more important this year than ever.”

“We need the community’s help more than ever to make sure Seniors feel connected this year,” said Soukoulis. “This year we knew we had to find a way to spread holiday cheer to seniors and we are grateful for the community’s participation.”

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How does it work?

How to Order a Gift for a Senior with the URL!

Choose from the list that you would like to shop and click on the corresponding Amazon shopping link! Choose your gift and it will be shipped to a COVID compliant location for Home Instead of Rohnert Park, to be delivered to our Seniors!

Mercy Wellness Joins with Home Instead for "Be a Santa to a Senior"

MERCY WELLNESS has joined with Home Instead for the third year of participation in the "Be A Santa To A Senior" program! The commitment of Mercy Wellness and its most generous clientele are such a blessing to local seniors! They are kind enough to host TWO BASTAS Christmas Trees filled with "Ornaments" ready to be picked.

Visit either Mercy Wellness location to choose a gift ornament and provide much needed gift items for our isolated Seniors in Shilled Nursing, Memory Care and Alzheimer's facilities.

Mercy Wellness has two locations, one in Santa Rosa and the other in Cotati. You can find a BASTAS tree at either location!

    900 Santa Rosa Ave
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    7950 Redwood Dr. Suite 8
    Cotati, CA 94931
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Thank you for helping our vulnerable seniors realize some happiness in these trying times.

Be a Santa to a Senior!

All the gifts are shipped to us at Home Instead and individually gifted to Seniors living in local Resident and Skilled Nursing Facilities.

We have worked with all our partners on the "Be A Santa To A Senior" project for a safe and COVID free program. Thank you for your participation again this year. Your gift makes a huge difference in the lives of our Seniors without family to help them celebrate the holiday!!

For more information about the Be a Santa to a Senior program, call us today at (707) 586-1516 or email us at bastas392@homeinstead.com