Bringing Santa to seniors

The Be a Santa to a Senior program provides holiday gifts to isolated seniors.

Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray has proclaimed Dec. 12 as  Be a Santa to a Senior Day.’

Begun by Home Instead Senior Care, the Be a Santa to a Senior program provides holiday gifts to isolated seniors, who may otherwise not receive a gift during the holiday season.

Local residents can pick up an ornament from Christmas trees set up at London Drugs in Kelowna and West Kelowna.

The ornament will include the first name of a senior and their requested gift. Local residents are encouraged to take an ornament, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the same location. Local RCMP officers will help deliver gifts.

To celebrate Be a Santa to a Senior Day, The Missionwood Retirement Resort will host a special turkey luncheon Dec. 12,  served “by donation” to all in the community who desire to assist a senior in need.

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