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Be a Santa to a Senior

Sedona AZ (December 24, 2010) – Be a Santa to a Senior program offers a community thank you:

Volunteers wrapping gifts for seniors

Home Instead Senior Care would like to thank the generous community members of the Verde Valley and Sedona, who participated in our annual Be a Santa to a Senior program. The purpose of the popular campaign is to provide holiday cheer and the spirit of giving to seniors who otherwise might not receive a gift this holiday season.

Throughout North America, this is the sixth year of the program. In the past five years since introducing the Be a Santa to a Senior program, Home Instead Senior Care has helped provide more than one million gifts to 700,000 seniors. Thanks to the kindness of our communities, more than 150 seniors received their requested gift items.

Thank you to our tree sponsors this year – the Sedona and Cottonwood libraries and Wal-Mart. The paper ornaments with gift requests were displayed at their locations, where their staff members and employees collected and stored all the gifts for pick-up.

Be a Santa program celebrates the joys of the Christmas season with its grateful seniors

Be a Santa program celebrates the joys of the Christmas season with its grateful seniors

Appreciation also goes to the Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition for again assisting with the identification of our isolated seniors, and providing a work space for the gift sorting and wrapping. Home Instead CAREGivers Melissa Coyner and Carol Jordan graciously contributed their free time to wrap and deliver the gifts throughout our communities, and Barbara Baker of RE/MAX Sedona made a significant donation of gift cards.

We live in wonderful communities of wonderful people. Home Instead Senior Care is humbled by the goodwill and compassion shown by our neighbors. Thank you again for making our program so successful – we couldn’t do it without you!

Kim Johanson, contributing writer SedonaEye.com Senior Issues and Health Care


Kim Johanson
Community Service Representative
Home Instead Senior Care
105 Roadrunner Dr., Ste. 11
Sedona, AZ  86336
Tel:  (928) 649-3316 (928) 649-3316 Fax: (928) 203-0423
“to us, it’s personal”



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