Senior Services Spreads Holiday Cheer with "Senior Santa" Program
Senior Services spent Friday morning spreading holiday cheer while delivering gifts to happy recipients of their 12th annual “Senior Santa” program.
This year, 115 seniors participated. Organizers asked them what three things that they would like. Some provided three to five items and some only had one. Many had to be persuaded to ask for anything . Popular items on the wish list were bed sheets, towels, robes, slippers and chocolate.
There was an overwhelming response from the community to ‘adopt’ a senior. Staff suggested a $50 limit, but we know that some givers went way over. One client is even receiving a new wheelchair! When Senior Services workers arrived at the person’s home they played holiday music on a loud speaker. Everyone jumped out of their cars and danced while the gifts were delivered. One man was so touched he cried. Others came out and danced with the staff to classic holiday songs. Next week the department will be celebrating again with more “Senior Santa” drop-offs.