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Dec 07, 2021

Be a Santa to a Senior Featured in the Patriot Ledger!

Written By: Home Instead of Norwell, MA
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Home Instead of the South Shore is so honored and grateful that the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA covered our "Be a Santa to a Senior" program!

Be a Senior to a Santa started 16 years ago, when shoppers at the Hanover Mall were invited to stop at a tree with paper ornaments and pick out one with a local senior's first name.

Each ornament listed two items the senior would like for Christmas such as slippers, a robe, candy, bath towels and sweaters. Many seniors had few or no nearby family members and were likely to be alone on Christmas.

By 2007 our South Shore Home Instead franchise was giving out surprise gifts to 350 local seniors!

Two years ago, however, the Hanover Mall closed for renovations and last year the lockdown of the pandemic blocked Be a Santa to a Senior from continuing.

This year, Be a Santa to a Senior is back and the shopping is done online. Instead of picking an ornament off a tree, shoppers can visit the Be a Santa to a Senior website, select the name of a client at South Shore Elder Services and then move on to a special Amazon.com business account to purchase one or both gifts. The prices are mostly in the $20 to $30 range.

A big thank you to the Patriot Ledger for covering this heart-warming program that helps overlooked seniors feel a part of the holiday season! Be sure to read the full article here!

Home Instead strives to provide seniors the very best in-home care in Quincy, MA! If you or a loved one need home care, please give us a call today! (781) 878-2994

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