Old Colony Elder Services, working in conjunction with the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program sponsor Home Instead Senior Care, has identified approximately 170 isolated elders who otherwise would not receive a gift this holiday season.
Each senior in need is represented by an ornament with their “wish list” written on it. The wish lists may include items such as postage stamps, clothing, a gift card to a grocery store, candy or other item. The ornaments adorn Christmas trees located at Duval’s Pharmacy at 571 Washington Street in Whitman. The program is running now through December 11th.
To be a “Santa to a Senior”, simply select an ornament from the Christmas tree at Duval’s and purchase a gift that is on that senior’s “wish list”. Then, place the gift (unwrapped) with the ornament attached into the collection box at the pharmacy.
All the gifts will be collected by Home Instead Senior Care and a wrapping party will be held on December 15th. Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care and OCES will help wrap and distribute the gifts to the seniors.
For questions about “Be a Santa to a Senior”, contact Susan Willis, Home Care Program Director at OCES(508) 584-1561.
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) is one of 27 private, non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the
OCES serves elders, their families and caregivers in the towns of Abington,Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
The organization’s mission is to provide services that support the dignity and independence of elders by helping them maximize their quality of life; live safely and in good health; and, prevent
unnecessary or premature institutionalization.
For more information call(508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org.