Helping seniors have a happy holiday season

The holidays are a time to celebrate the joy and warmth of the season with friends and family. In Lexington, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office is inviting the community to celebrate with local seniors who may be alone during the holiday season.

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Lexington and surrounding areas is helping to facilitate Be a Santa to a Senior®, a community program that provides gifts and companionship to seniors who may be isolated from friends or family during the holiday season. The program is made possible through the generous support of area businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community.

“The holidays can be a troubling time for seniors. They may feel the absence or the distance of loved ones,” said Adam Matney, general manager of the Lexington Home Instead Senior Care office. “Be a Santa to a Senior provides a ray of hope for many seniors, and it means so much for them to know that people care and value them as members of our community.”

The local Home Instead Senior Care office has partnered with a Central Bank branch as well as other area organizations to help with gift collection and distribution.

Holiday shoppers are invited to participate in Be a Santa to a Senior by picking up a paper ornament at a participating location. Participating locations will display Be a Santa to a Senior through Dec. 9, which will be hung with ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and their desired gifts. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift, wrap it and return it back to the store with the ornament attached.

Be a Santa to a Senior provides a much-needed boost for seniors who may be isolated, not just through gifts, but through interaction and companionship,” said Matney. “We’re so grateful to have a community that comes together to show our local seniors they are not alone during the holidays.”

Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at the following locations:

  • Home Instead Senior Care, 207 East Reynolds Road, Suite 150, Lexington
  • Central Bank Southland Branch, 256 Southland Drive, Lexington

For more information about the program, visit or call Meg Williams at 859-273-0085