Santas for Seniors is back

Leader staff

A group of helpful ‘elves’ is bringing back a program this year that is designed to bring Christmas cheer to seniors who might be short of it. It’s called ‘Santas for Seniors.’

Brenna Emes, one of the organizers, explains:

“The intent is to deliver holiday cheer and kindness during the Christmas season, that sometimes can be a time of loneliness and isolation for many. We also hope to develop awareness and relationships between the seniors and community members.’

Last year, Emes adds, the program delivered gifts to approximately 130 local seniors.

So how to get involved? It’s pretty simple. Come down to The Fix on Monday, Nov. 19. You’ll find a tree decorated with ‘gift tags.’ Each tag contains a ‘wish list’ from a local senior. Pick a tag, and that’s your senior! Then purchase a gift and bring it back to The Fix before the due date listed on the tag. Other ways to get involved are in gift-wrapping or delivery. Updates are at Slave Lake Santas for Seniors on Facebook.

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