TAKE PART! Special holiday program helps lonely seniors | Community Spirit
SOLON, OH - A holiday program helps area seniors struggling with poverty and loneliness.
The Home Instead Senior Care office has partnered with retailers and community organizations to make sure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship through the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
The Be a Santa to a Senior program will run through the week of December 10. Christmas trees, which have gone up at various locations, feature ornaments with the first names of the seniors and their respective gift requests.
Holiday shoppers are asked to pick up an ornament off special be a Santa to a senior Christmas trees, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped, along with the ornament attached.
Anytime Fitness (5758 Mayfield Road in Mayfield Heights); Atlas Theatre (1345 Som Center Road; Mayfield Heights); Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights); Solon Theatre (6185 Enterprise Parkway in Solon); Euclid Hospital (18901 Lakeshore Blvd in Euclid); Hillcrest Hospital (6780 Mayfield Road in Mayfield Heights); Erieview Tower (1301 E. 9th Street in Cleveland); Governor's Village (280 North Commons Blvd in Mayfield Village); Keller Williams Greater Cleveland (29225 Chagrin Blvd in Cleveland); Solon Senior Center; University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center (27100 Chardon Road in Richmond Heights); Walmart (7235 North Market Place Drive in Aurora); Broadview Heights Senior Center (9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights) and Walgreens (8966 Brecksville Road in Brecksville; 3020 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights; 2135 Warrensville Center Road in South Euclid; 6270 Som Center Road in Solon; 22401 Lake Shore Blvd in Euclid; 12777 Rockside Road in Garfield Heights; 5644 Mayfield Rd in Lyndhurst; 5264 Lee Road in Maple Heights; 6605 Mayfield Road in Mayfield Heights; 751 Richmond Road in Richmond Heights; 127 East Pleasant Valley Road in Seven Hills; 16400 Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights; 4365 Mayfield Road in South Euclid; 9043 Darrow Road in Twinsburg; 520 Broadway Road in Bedford), as well as Walgreens in Medina, Ellet, Fairlawn and at 2645 State Road and 755 Howe Ave. in Cuyahoga Falls; Montrose Ford in Akron; Serpentini Chevy in Tallmadge, Cool Beans in Medina, the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 2244 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls, Wadsworth Center For Older Adults and Summit Toyota on Vernon Odom Boulevard in Akron