Be A Santa To Seniors Program Begins In Green Country


Friday, November 5th 2010, 10:47 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- Green Country residents have a chance to be a friend to area senior citizens this holiday season by participating in "Be a Santa to a Senior." The program collects, wraps and delivers gifts to senior citizens in need.

"Most people aren't aware that there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of seniors in every community who have no family and are alone," said Andrew Garrean, Home Instead Senior Care office.

"What's more, this holiday season finds many older adults struggling to make ends meet."

Christmas trees went up Saturday, November 6 at three Tulsa locations: the Kmart located at 3132 East 51st Street and both Drysdale Western Wear stores, 10127 East 71st Street and 3220 South Memorial Drive.

Shoppers can pick an ornament off the trees, buy items on the list and leave the gifts at the store with ornaments attached. Volunteers will pick up, wrap and distribute the gifts to area seniors.

In addition to Home Instead Senior Care, Drysdales and Kmart, the program is sponsored by the Tulsa Area Office on Aging and Sodexo Senior Nutrition Program.

For more information about the program, call 918-384-0980 or log on to www.beasantatoasenior.com.