Santa program to help seniors in 3 counties

A local senior care organization is making the holiday season brighter for needy senior citizens.

Home Instead Senior Care is joining their efforts with nonprofit agencies and retailers to sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior, a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to poor seniors or those who are alone during the season in Morgan, Johnson and Shelby counties.

Participating retail locations are displaying Be a Santa to a Senior Christmas trees through Dec. 15 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests.

Holiday shoppers can pick ornaments from the trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped (and with the ornament attached) to the store.

Program partners and volunteers will wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.

For more information about the program, visit or call 888-4300.