Etobicoke: 11/26/2012 Etobicoke Seniors Struggling With Poverty and Loneliness Get Help from the Be a Santa to a Senior® campaign. In the last 3 years, Toronto seniors received 900+ gifts to local needy senior.
The area offices of the Home Instead Senior Care in the local Toronto area, joins The Alzheimer Society of Peel and Trillium Hospital and The Mississauga Seniors Centre and Shoppers Home Health Care in giving gifts and companionship to seniors who may not receive either.
“Seniors faced with medical bills and the high cost of living can find they have little left at the end of the year,” said Greg Bechard, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Mississauga and Etobicoke. “That’s not the only issue, though. Personal needs may become magnified for so many living alone with no one to share their problems.”
Here’s how Home Instead in the Toronto area plans to help seniors:
- Pick up ornaments with the first names of seniors and their gift requests from Christmas trees, which will be up at The Mississauga Seniors Centre and Shoppers Home Health Care on November 16th through December 10th.
- Buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store, along with the ornaments attached.
- A community gift-wrapping event, when hundreds of the presents will be wrapped, will be held December 14th.
“Helping a needy older adult can bring fulfillment to the giver as well as the receiver – it does make a difference,” Bechard said.
For more information about the program, visiit Be a Santa to a Senior or call (416) 239-2200
Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke helping older adults and elderly live independently and safely at home. Please call (416) 239-2200.