Be a Santa to a Senior, the popular campaign that has delivered 1.5 million gifts to needy seniors throughout North America during the past seven years, again is helping older adults cope in tough economic times.
The area office of the Home Instead Senior Care network, has partnered with Local Senior-Care Agencies and Conway Regional Hospital and Walgreen’s Drug Store to provide gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.
"Many older adults continue to struggle in a down economy, particularly those who live alone with no family nearby to help provide resources," said Dan Fry, owner of the Conway Home Instead Senior Care office serving Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pope and Van Buren Counties. Before the holiday season, the participating local nonprofit organizations will identify needy and isolated seniors and provide those names to the local Home Instead Senior Care office. Christmas trees, which will go up in the Conway Regional Hospital and Walgreen’s Drug Store at 2910 College Ave. on Nov. 23 through Dec. 20 will feature ornaments with the first names only of the seniors and their gift requests.
Holiday shoppers can pick up an ornament, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store, along with the ornament attached.
For more information about the program, visit www.beasantatoasenior.com.