Once again, the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has partnered with Home Instead Senior Care’s “Be a Santa to a Senior” program to brighten the holidays for AAA consumers in need.
Decorated trees with ornaments including the wish lists of 150 AAA consumers can be found at the following two locations in the Dayton area.
Home Instead Senior Care, 7977 Washington Woods Drive
RetireMedIQ, 9080 Springboro Pike, Suite 100
Thank you to all who are moved to stop by and pick up an ornament for a senior in need. Gifts can then be returned to the same location as your ornament.
Two Memorable Stories from 2018
Gifts were delivered to a consumer who recently lost her mother, the only person who gave her gifts. The woman cried and hugged her case manager after opening each present, and said she was so blessed and honored to be chosen to receive gifts that year.
Another consumer had lost his wife right before the 2017 holidays and not only kept the tree up all year to remind him of her, but wrapped empty boxes to place under it for something to look at. He was grateful and overwhelmed by the gifts, and said he was grateful to know that there are good people in the world.