Home Instead Senior Care is encouraging the community to celebrate with local seniors during the holiday season.
The Home Instead offices serving Kent, Sussex and southern New Castle counties are helping to facilitate Be a Santa to a Senior, a community program that provides gifts and companionship to seniors who may be isolated from friends or family during the holiday season. The program is made possible through the support of area businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community.
Home Instead offices have partnered with numerous area organizations, including the Leo Club at Cape Henlopen High School, to help with wrapping and distribution.
Holiday shoppers are encouraged to pick up a paper ornament at a Be a Santa to a Senior trees through Jan. 2.
Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached. Community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the gifts.
Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at the following locations:
— In Dover:
Boscov’s and J.C. Penney in the Dover Mall
Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St.
Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave.;
Noble’s Pond Homes, 13 Nobles Pond Crossing;
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate, 140 Greentree Drive.
— In Delmar: Town Hall, 100 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
— In Milford: Peebles Department Store, 654 Milford Harrington Highway.
— In Rehoboth Beach:
Atlantic Liquors, Suite 1, 19108 Coastal Highway;
Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St.;
Peebles Department Store, 18910 Rehoboth Mall Blvd.;
Rehoboth Car Wash, 19898 Hebron Road.
— In Seaford: Peebles Department Store, 22970 Sussex Highway.
— In Smyrna: Office of David R. Deakyne, 27 Deak Drive.
Drop off donations at either Home Instead location:
755 Walker Road, Dover; or
17577 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes.
For more information, call 450-1587 or visit beasantatoasenior.com.