H-CENTRAL COAST

Nov 12, 2012 7:28 AM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News

Be a "Santa to a Senior" this holiday season

The Home Instead Senior Care Network is collecting gifts for local seniors who otherwise might not receive anything this year.

From now until December 12th, christmas trees are up around the Central Coast with ornaments of first names of seniors and their gift requests.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 9 percent of U.S. seniors 65 and older are living in poverty and 27 percent are widowed.

With the support of the Senior Nutrition Program, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community, the local Home Instead Senior Care office will collect and distribute gifts to seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.

Just pick an ornament, buy the gift, and drop it off unwrapped at any host location.

San Luis Obispo Surgical Center
1304 Ella St. Suite C
San Luis Obispo
544-7874

Leopold, Murphy and Main, DDS
878 Walnut
San Luis Obispo
541-0550

Home Instead Senior
330 James Way Suite 150
Pismo Beach
773-3744

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