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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ to bring comfort and joy to isolated

PORT ST. LUCIE – The Home Instead Senior Care office serving St. Lucie and Martin counties invites the community to bring some comfort and holiday cheer to 250 local seniors through its Be a Santa to a Senior.

“Research suggests that feelings of loneliness can have a real effect on both mental and physical health,” said Patricia Strickland, owner of the Port St. Lucie Home Instead Senior Care. “The holidays are a prime time for people to feel lonely, and that may be especially true for seniors who can’t travel or have lost their support network.”

Be a Santa to a Senior provides a thoughtful gift that seniors might not otherwise receive.

“More importantly,” Strickland said, “we deliver those gifts with a warm friendly face and kind words to remind them that their community cares about them.”

Port St. Lucie Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with the local Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels, Butterfield’s Pharmacy and Seacoast Bank to help with gift collection and distribution.

Place an appropriate unwrapped gift in Be a Santa to a Senior donation boxes at participating locations until Dec. 11.

Volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver gifts in time for the holidays.

Suggested gifts include non-skid or dress socks, hot/cold pack, neck pillow, lap blanket, magnifying glass, candy, cookies or other gift that can fit into a medium size gift bag.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees may be found:

  • Seacoast Bank locations in St. Lucie County     
  • Butterfield Pharmacy locations in St. Lucie County      
  • St. Lucie Property Appraiser’s Office, Port St. Lucie       
  • Home Instead Senior Care, 549 NW Lake Whitney Place, Suite 106, Port St. Lucie

For more information, visit www.BeaSantatoaSenior.comor call 772-924-3210.

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/specialty-publications/your-news/st-lucie-county/reader-submitted/2017/11/27/santa-senior/899677001/

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