Laura Smith, sales partner at Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living in the Santa Clarita Valley office, sponsors Be a Santa to a Senior program, introduced to her through the local chamber of commerce. The program is under Home Instead Senior Care, an in home care business for seniors in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley areas. The program identifies otherwise neglected seniors to make their holiday wishes come true. This is Smith’s third year participating.
Holiday ornaments with the first names and ages of the seniors along with their respective gift requests are put on a Christmas tree that Smith has on her office desk. The ornament has two gift ideas and the gift giver who takes the ornament will purchase the gift, put it in a gift bag with the ornament and return it to Smith by Dec. 7. A Home Instead Senior Care representative will come by her office and gather all the gifts and distribute them to the seniors.
Every year, Smith’s desk has been overflowing with gifts. The Be a Santa to a Senior program is just one way to say “thank you” to the many seniors who have contributed so much to the community.
Laura Smith can be reached at Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living Santa Clarita Valley office (661) 755-6420.