Home Instead Senior Care is looking to spread holiday joy once again. 

Mahoning Valley's annual 'Be a Santa to a Senior" program is kicking off, and this year, the program is hoping to serve up to 500 seniors across the Valley.

The program is set to last till Dec. 9.

According to the release, the program began in 2003, and since that year, the program has provided approximately 2.1 million gifts to more than 750,000 seniors nationwide. 

This year Home Instead has partnered with Amazon Business to create a contactless gift-giving experience. 

The community can purchase gifts online from individual Amazon Business wish lists created for each senior. From there, the items will be sent directly to a local senior's home or safely delivered by program volunteers.

"The Be a Santa to a Senior program brings so much joy to seniors in our community," said Carol Hitchcock, owner of the Home Instead office serving the Mahoning Valley.

"We've all felt isolated at some point during the pandemic, but seniors are especially at risk of feeling isolated, and a simple gift can show them that we are thinking of them. And that's more important this year than ever." Said Hitchcock

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

  • Home Instead Senior Care, 5329 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH 44515
  • Home Instead Senior Care, 953 Niles Cortland Rd. SE, Warren, OH 44484
  • Niles Nutrition, 815 Youngstown Warren Rd #16, Niles, OH 44446
  • Optical Solutions, 6006 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH 44515
  • Optical Solutions, 2658 Niles Cortland Rd., Niles, OH 44484
  • Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH 44515
  • Walmart, 2016 Millennium Blvd., Cortland, OH 44410

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