Community and Aging With Excellence were Santa to seniors

Home Instead Senior Care passes along the following about a program in which more than 40 seniors from Pierce County and south King County were treated to a holiday party and other glad tidings in December:

Be A Santa To A Senior is a program conducted by Home Instead Senior Care’s non-profit organization called Aging With Excellence.  We have been adopting a lower income senior housing building each year for the last five years and providing them with dinner, dessert, music and gift bags with cards, candy and a gift card to Fred Meyer. We have been able to do this with the contributions from staff, CareGivers and network providers from referrals through the year. Each time a referral turned into a client for us, we donated $10 in your name; we also donate $10 in the memory of a lost client.

This sixth year, we decided to get the community involved, and what a blessing this turned out to be.  We want to thank Cassie of the Puyallup Silver Crest location for allowing us to adopt the 41 residents of her building, along with three individuals out of Enumclaw.

We want to thank all of those who helped make this evening special: The kids of St. Vincent de Paul for making Christmas cards for all the residents; Aaron and Russ of the Puyallup Olive Garden for providing dinner, 4Fun, a wonderful ladies quartet, for their gift of music; the community who donated funds for this special evening, Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Puyallup Group Health, Federal Way Group Health, Dr. Mark Elmore, Puyallup-River Road Fred Meyer, Enumclaw QFC and Enumclaw Rite Aid.  We raised a total of $3,217 for our Tacoma-Federal Way office and another $4,564 for our North end and Spokane offices. That is over $7,700 given to 136 seniors.

We could not have done this without all of you, so thank you very much from all of us at Home Instead Senior Care for supporting our non-profit Aging With Excellence, and we look forward to working with you in 2013 and to your support for our seventh year of  Be A Santa To A Senior.