Home Instead Senior Care South Lakes is launching their first ever Christmas campaign, asking the local community to ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ by donating gifts to elderly people in the local area this Christmas.
The company has teamed up with various local businesses who will host ‘drop off’ points, where people throughout the local area can donate gifts. These are located at Morrison’s in Kendal, The Joshua Tree Café and Bistro, and at ‘Christmas and More’. Gifts can be donated at these points up until the 18th December, as they will be distributed in a COVID-safe manner to local seniors during the week commencing 21st December.
Home Instead is working alongside various groups in the local area, including the Lunch Bunch Team, the Peoples Café, Kendal Integrated Care Community and the Kendal Community Emergency Planning Group, who will help to identify local seniors who may not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas.
Suggested gift items include gloves, scarves, boxes of chocolates, confectionery and biscuits, socks, jigsaws and activity booklets. Items can be inexpensive and simple, providing a nice treat to seniors this festive season. Caregivers from Home Instead have handmade gifts including Santa Christmas tree decorations, crochet Christmas puddings and reindeers filled with chocolates and soap, which will be distributed along with the donations.
Home Instead is a home care company who provide care services to elderly and vulnerable people across the local area, keeping them living safely and comfortable in their own homes for as long as possible. Their services range from home help and companionship, to more specialist dementia and palliative care.
Judy Clay, owner of Home Instead South Lakes, commented: “Although we’ve been there to provide home care and companionship to many seniors throughout the pandemic, we know not all are so lucky. Winter this year will be challenging for many older people, who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, and not being able to see their family or friends.
“By distributing gifts to elderly people who are at risk of isolation this Christmas, we hope to do our bit in preventing loneliness and bringing a smile to the face of many local seniors. The more donations we receive, the more Christmas cheer we can bring!”
If you’d like to get involved and help bring festive cheer to seniors throughout the South Lakes, please donate at one of the drop off points or contact Home Instead for further information. Please call 01539 291804 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/south-lakes/.