‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ Campaign Success
Since 2013, local at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care Norwich, has collected gifts for the elderly with their ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ campaign, and this year has been no exception.
This year they have donated 70 gifts to the elderly within the Norwich community. The gifts were kindly donated by Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers, Shelfanger Knitters and staff at Home Instead. The presents were wrapped in festive wrapping paper by staff at Home Instead and distributed to the Norwich Community Hospital, the Elsing Ward at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Sprowston Lunch Club, St Cuthbert’s Church and clients who otherwise would not have received a gift this Christmas.
Speaking about ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’, owner of Home Instead Norwich, Chris Carter, said: “We provide care to older people in their own homes, and these people are assured of regular company from their caregivers. The ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ scheme allows 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.
“We would like to thank everyone who donated and wrapped gifts for their kindness and generosity. Each year we are overwhelmed with how generous the local community is, as over the last few years we have donated over 1000 gifts.”
For more information on ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ or to find about services offered by Home Instead Senior Care, please call 01603 482116 or click here.