Give the Gift of Love to a Deserving Senior this Holiday Season
Be a Santa to a Senior kicks off in Brampton and Halton Hills
Brampton, ON – Nov. 22, 2019 – The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. However, many seniors live alone, without someone to share this special time.
Home Instead Senior Care® is once again spreading holiday joy among local seniors in the Brampton Community, by collecting and distributing gifts through the Be a Santa to a Senior® program. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Be a Santa to a Senior® program has mobilized more than 60,000 volunteers, provided approximately 2.1 million gifts and brightened the season for more than 700,000 deserving seniors across North America. Last year, more than 300 Brampton seniors received gifts.
“The Be a Santa to a Senior programis all about including seniors in the joy of the holiday season,” said Brent Bechard, owner of the Brampton Home Instead Senior Care office. “A simple gift shows them they are a loved and vital member of our community.”
This year, the local Home Instead Senior Care office is partnering with Peel Regional Police, Milacron-Mold Masters Georgetown, Menasha Packaging Canada LP, and Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty to provide approximately 500 gifts to seniors in the Brampton and Halton Hills communities – an increase of roughly 200 gifts over 2018’s program.
If interested in participating, members of the community are invited to bring gifts to the local Home Instead Senior Care office, located at 8501 Mississauga Road, Suite 103, Brampton, L6Y 5GB, where staff can help connect donors with a local senior.
“While it may seem like a small act of kindness, it can really make a difference for someone this holiday season,” said Bechard. “Watching seniors open the gifts they received through Be a Santa to a Senior and seeing the smiles and appreciation on their faces is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.”
For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call (905) 463-0860.
For more information about how you can help seniors in your community, visit imreadytocare.com.
ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,100 independently owned and operated franchises that provide more than 60 million hours of care throughout Canada and 11 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 70,000 CAREGivers℠ worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network partners with clients and their family members to help meet varied individual needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources.
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