Nothing stops Santa from delivering gifts, not even a global pandemic! The Be A Santa To A Senior program is more important than ever before for many isolated and/or in need older adults living in the City of Winnipeg. It is important for the community to rally and let older Winnipeggers know that they are not alone this holiday season.
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults is proud to have been involved with this incredibly innovative and meaningful program since it was launched by Home Instead Senior Care in Winnipeg in 2008. With an aging population doing their best to manage during these unprecedented times, this program is more important than ever before! A & O works with some of the most isolated and at risk older adults through our Connect Program, Senior Centre Without Walls, Elder Abuse Services, Senior Immigrant Settlement Services and the Safe Suite Program.
Last year the program delivered over 6000 gifts to older adults in the community. A & O is proud to partner with Home Instead and Amazon which will allow us to provide personalized gifts to older adults this holiday season while ensuring the safety of both the older adult recipient and the donor.
Here’s how you can make a difference for an older adult this holiday season:
• On November 15, 2020 the virtual tree will go live at www.beasantatoasenior.com
• Select a tag with the older adults name and gift request
• Purchase the gift(s) online, gift wrapping and personal messages are available along with FREE Prime shipping
• Your gift will be delivered to the older adult(s) you selected
A & O would like to thank the hundreds of individual donors from last year’s campaign. Your time and generosity were greatly appreciated by the older adult recipients and we hope you get involved again this year!
Emma, one of last year’s gift recipients, called us after the holidays and said:
“I received such a nice present! Thank you for the marvelous mitts, two kinds of candy, a circular scarf and a box of lotions. It was all so unexpected and lovely. That was the only present I got this Christmas. Thank you so very much.”
During these challenging times it is a pleasure to be involved in an initiative that brings joy to so many! A & O is proud to partner with Home Instead and Amazon who have found innovative solutions to continue to provided holiday gifts in the safest way possible to those in need.
For more information, please contact A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. Visit: www.aosupportservices.ca or call: (204) 965-6440