Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton employees, caregivers, community volunteers, catholic family services staff, Ancaster community services staff and volunteers from local hospitals who were getting gifts for patients as well, came together for a wrap party to prepare more than 500 gifts for distribution to local seniors in time for the holidays. Every year, the Be a Santa to a Senior program collects unwrapped gifts donated by local businesses and residents for seniors who might otherwise not receive anything during the holiday season. Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton has partnered Lime Ridge Mall, and Ancaster community services to help with gift collection and distribution.
Since the program started in 2003, 60 000 volunteers have delivered over 1 200 000 gifts to over 700 000 seniors, globally. The program provides a much-needed boost for seniors who may be isolated from their families. It means so much for them to know that people care and value them as members of our community. For more details, visit www.beasantatoasenior.com