Here at WBKR, we have spent over 40 plus years making sure children in the tri-state get a visit from Santa for Christmas.  Home Instead Senior Care knows that seniors could use a little Santa too!

This year looks quite a bit different being in the middle of a pandemic. Thankfully, Home Instead Senior Care is still doing Be A Santa To A Senior.  Choose an ornament off of a tree at a participating “Be a Santa to a Senior” location, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached.  New this year you can also pick a virtual ornament and purchase a gift on their wishlist through and the Home Instead Crew will deliver it.   Now in its 10th year, the program provides companionship and gifts to seniors who may otherwise not receive a special something this holiday season.

Many of the seniors are asking for simple gifts such as;

  • blankets
  • socks
  • sleep shirts
  • games & cards
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Bath Sets

The program is made possible through the generous support of Owensboro businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers, and members of the community.  “Be a Santa to a Senior” trees can be found at several locations throughout Owensboro in December.

  • Both Owensboro Walmart locations (Frederica Street/Hwy 54)
  • Home Instead Senior Care, 4026 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY
  • All 3 Kroger locations in Owensboro (Starlite, Frederica)
  • For more information about Be a Santa to a Senior, visit or call 270.689.2300.

Wanna see how rewarding it can be to Be a Santa to a Senior?  Watch . .  .

What a wonderful way to spread the love of Christmas to senior citizens.

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