Home Instead Senior Care works with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season.
Local seniors who attend the Flagler County Senior Services Adult Daycare center received gifts and a holiday party on Wednesday, Dec.18, thanks to local organizations and businesses.
For the seventh year, Home Instead Senior Care worked with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might otherwise not receive gifts this holiday season due to living alone or mobility or financial issues.
The company then worked with local businesses and retail stores to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of gifts by placing trees and ornaments at various locations. Each senior's gift requests are written on a Be a Santa to a Senior bulb.
The trees were located at Palm Coast's three Walgreens and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Synergy locations, and they collected almost 500 gifts that were wrapped by students of the track team of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.
Seniors received items on their wishlists, including essentials such as blankets, socks and toiletries.
The gifts were distributed countywide, including the beneficiaries of meals on wheels.
"It is a very effective way to cheer people up, and the community is an awesome coming through every year. It has become their things, and people are excited to participate," said Joyce Fenstermaker, of Home Instead.