Program seeks gifts for seniors

Home Instead Senior Care is organizing a gift drive so senior citizens can have receive a present this holiday season.

Epiphany Pines in Coon Rapids will once again host a gift wrapping party for the donated gifts Dec. 14. This photo was taken during last year’s gift wrapping party. File photo by Sue Austreng

Epiphany Pines in Coon Rapids will once again host a gift wrapping party for the donated gifts Dec. 14. This photo was taken during last year’s gift wrapping party. File photo by Sue Austreng

From Nov. 12 through Dec. 12, the Cub Foods store at 12595 Central Ave. N.E. in Blaine will have a Christmas tree set up. On this tree will be numerous ornaments that will have the name of a senior citizen and their gift request attached.

If you would like to brighten the holiday season of a senior citizen, all you have to do is purchase this gift and bring the unwrapped package back to the store along with the ornament and name of the senior citizen that asked for the gift.

The Epiphany Pines senior apartment building located at 1800 111th Ave. N.W. in Coon Rapids will host a gift wrapping party Dec. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Gifts will be delivered to seniors in the community the week of Dec. 17.

The Be a Santa to a Senior program is seeking to help seniors who are isolated, have just experienced the loss of a loved one, are recovering from an illness, are experiencing financial difficulty or those who simply need some holiday cheer.

The local Home Instead Senior Care office in Blaine is partnering with five other businesses around the metro area to have these Christmas trees and ornaments in their store for one month.

Additional partners working with Home Instead Senior Care on this project includes the Blaine Senior Center, Coon Rapids Senior Center, Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP), Washington County Community Services, Community Thread, East Central Senior Resource Center, Canvas Health, CommonBond Communities, Lutheran Social Services and various other local non-profits, volunteers and members of the community.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com


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