Help a senior this holiday season by volunteering for “Be a Santa for a Senior”

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 23, 2015)– As the holidays near, you can help seniors have a memorable Christmas. A program called “Be a Santa for a Senior” is now underway.

For some seniors, Christmas can be a very lonely time. But the program aims to fix that. The initiative identifies some older members of the community who may not have anyone to celebrate with this year.

The organizers collect basic items like socks, gloves and coffee mugs and surprise deserving seniors with the gifts.

Businesses around our area are taking part in this and have Christmas trees set up. Ornaments have seniors’ names on them and gift requests.

You can pick out an ornament, buy the requested gift and then turn it in to the participating location.

“Every year, someone gets left behind and it just seems this year as a whole, not even just Christmas, seniors are getting left behind,” said Micha Huber, vice president of client services at Home Instead Senior Care.

Be a Santa for a Senior runs through December 4.

If you want to volunteer, contact Home Instead Senior Care for details. You can also visit their website or call 317-252-4472.