Be a Santa to a Senior Launches and pledges to deliver presents to the elderly care wards in Poole Hospital!!

Home Instead's ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign

Home Instead Senior Care Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, are delighted to have launched their ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign this year. Home Instead have partnered with Poole Hospital to give gifts to elderly people who might spending Christmas in hospital this year.

The Home Instead team are excited to be working with Tesco in Fleetsbridge and Tower Park as well as the Kinson Community Centre in order to collect as many gifts as possible.

The way it works is simple. Home Instead Senior Care will collecting gifts at the following locations in the lead up to Christmas:

Tesco - Fleetsbridge- 5th December

Kinson Community Centre – 7th December

Tesco Tower Park - 15th December

Members of the public can buy a small gift from the retailer and leave it with the Home Instead team, who will be there to welcome customers. Suitable gifts include toiletries, blankets, socks, hats and non-perishable food.

Owner of Home Instead Bournemouth, Amanda Baker, commented on the ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign. She said, “’Our ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign provides a wonderful opportunity to touch the lives of older people amongst us who might be spending time in hospital over Christmas.”

“Ultimately, the objective is to positively impact the lives of our elderly by reaching out to older people who might not receive a gift at Christmas time. We hope we can make a small difference and give back to our local communities.”

Amanda continued: “If anyone would like to get involved by donating presents, please get in touch with us.

“We provide care to older people in their own homes, so clients are assured of regular company from their caregivers.  But we are hoping that ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ will allow us to reach out to the many older people who, perhaps, don’t receive as many visitors as our clients and who would really appreciate knowing that local people are thinking about them this Christmas.”

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home