The Be A Santa to a Senior program is in need of participants to help seniors celebrate the holidays, a time they may otherwise feel isolated or lonely.

Ornaments featuring the name and desired gift of an older adult will be on display and shoppers can buy the requested gift and return it to Home Instead with the ornament attached. Ornaments will be available until Dec. 20th. The gifts will be delivered to local older adults in time for the holidays.

To participate, shoppers can look for a Be a Santa to a Senior tree at the following two locations:

• Front Royal: Rural King, 465 South St.

• Winchester: Blue Collar Mercantile Workingman's Store, 325 Boscawen St.


  • Starting Friday, November 18th, 2022, repeats every week on Friday until Friday, December 16, 2022 — all day

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