Home Instead Senior Care’s Be A Santa to a Senior program provided over 500 gifts to local seniors this holiday season.

Home Instead Senior Care’s Be A Santa to a Senior program provided over 500 gifts to local seniors this holiday season.

Season’s greetings from Home Instead Senior Care

The Home Instead Senior Care team wishes a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all their clients, friends and families.

“Home Instead’s CAREGivers and Office Team are always grateful for the relationships and bonds we develop through the year with clients and families, and we celebrate you!”

Their annual Community Program “Be a Santa to a Senior” was a great success again this year. The purpose of the program is to positively impact the community by providing gifts and cheer to senior adults who are least likely to receive a present during the holiday season.

Many non-profit organizations, social workers and volunteers were instrumental to the success of the annual project.

They also enjoyed being interviewed by CHEK TV earlier this month about the program. Click this link to watch the video “How to Become Santa to a Senior in Victoria.”

Peggy Hancyk, Home Instead’s Community Relations Manager and Chief Executive Elf, wrapped up this year’s project and sent out the final gift just days ago:

“We provided over 500 gifts with the help of several Ministry divisions, both Walmarts, Progressive Chiropractic, Sooke Evergreen Physiotherapy and private individuals calling in to ask for names to shop for. Both Forbes Pharmacy in Goldstream and Heart Pharmacy at the Shelbourne Plaza nominate, shop, wrap and deliver to their clients using our labels. Shannon Oaks hosted our wrapping party and all the gifts are out now,” Peggy said.

“The generosity of strangers wishing to open their hearts at Christmas is humbling and inspiring. It is truly an honour and a privilege to have done this program for the last few years, and I am signing off hoping the next Chief Executive Elf has the same great experience.”