Twenty-eight percent of people 65 or older live alone, according to AARP. Each year, these seniors have fewer family members and friends to provide company and care to them, which often can lead to social isolation. The holidays can be especially hard for those who are living independently who may feel lonely.
To counter this, Home Instead Senior Care serving Liberty and Kansas City North ask the community to provide gifts and holiday cheer to seniors through the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
“The program brings comfort and a smile to many seniors. It shows them that people care about them and see them as an important part of the community,” said Steve Boos of the Liberty Home Instead Senior Care office.
Thanks to all who helped make this season of Be a Santa to a Senior a success! Here's a few pictures from our delivery of those gifts to seniors
First, our owner Steve Boos with seniors from The Cedars of Liberty and then students from Liberty North High School who adopted 28 seniors from Liberty Terrace.