‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ brings holiday gifts to local seniors

Event is bringing personalized letters to seniors in nursing homes too

Seniors in our area are getting their own personal Santas this holiday season.

“Be a Santa to a Senior” is an effort by Home Instead Senior Care to bring some holiday joy to local seniors. Home Instead Senior Care is an in home agency that assists seniors in La Crosse, Vernon, Monroe, and Trempealeau counties.

Along with providing holiday gifts to seniors, the event is bringing personalized letters from North Side Elementary Schools to seniors in surrounding nursing homes.

“They might not have a visitor, a family member might not be around anymore, so we’ve been given names, mostly from the recreation therapy people or some of the nursing staff, that might feel that this senior could benefit from having a gift delivered to them,” said Home Instead Senior Care Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator Sherry Sawle.

If you know a senior that would like a gift this season you can contact Home Instead Senior Care’s local office at (608)782-4000.