Home Instead launch Santa to a Senior 2021

Local home care company, Home Instead North Oxfordshire is getting geared up for Christmas, as it launches its annual ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign. The gifting initiative aims to bring a smile to the face of older people across the community.

The campaign asks individuals to donate gifts this December, which Home Instead delivers to elderly people in the community throughout the holiday season. Now in its fifth year, the campaign has helped support elderly people in the local area who might not otherwise receive a gift.

The company will once again be teaming up with Tesco, Bicester and will have a donation point in store from 29th November to 12th December, where people can donate gifts of any kind.

The company is asking for small gifts which older people will appreciate including puzzles, toiletries, and confectionary.

Home Instead provides home care to seniors throughout North Oxfordshire, with services ranging from home help and companionship, to specialist dementia and post-operation care. Although their clients are lucky enough to have companionship and company all year round, they recognise that many elderly people are not that fortunate. The campaign gives something special to local seniors who may experience isolation throughout the winter months.

Graham Holtom, owner of Home Instead North Oxfordshire comments: “We are so excited to be launching our ‘Be a Santa’ campaign again this year. This is our fifth year, and each year we see the campaign bring festive joy to older people across the local area.

“We know not all elderly people are lucky enough to have family visit them at Christmas or receive any gifts, so this is our way of giving back to the seniors in our community who may not be so fortunate. After a difficult couple of years for everyone, particularly older people, this is just another way to give back to our local community.”

Bryan Taunton Community Champion at Tesco said: ‘We are thrilled once again this year to have the opportunity of helping older people in the community over Christmas. It seems particularly appropriate this year after we have all had such a difficult time, and last Christmas was disrupted by COVID restrictions. It is a good time to remind our local older population that we are thinking of them.”

To find out more about Home Instead, their services or their Christmas gift campaign, please call 01295 977915 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/north-oxfordshire/.