This holiday season, Tea and Toast teamed up with senior-friendly organizations The Good Companions and Bruyère to raise funds for “Santa for Seniors.”
This wonderful program helps provide Christmas gifts to more than 300 Ottawa-local seniors who are truly isolated and alone. In fact (can you believe this?), some of them have not received holiday gifts in decades.
Especially because of the many negative impacts that social isolation has on seniors, programs like this are so very important.
At a recent Pub Night and with other fundraising, the program has raised more than $9,000 for seniors’ gifts.
With those funds, we collected gifts, planned a “wrapping party” (that included many of our family members), and will soon hand-deliver the gifts to recipients.
What sorts of gifts do seniors like?
So we put out a call on our social media channels to source ideas.
In particular, we were looking for suggestions of things that help:
The holidays are a wonderful time to bring joy into the lives of your loved ones.
However, for seniors, this can be an incredibly emotional and lonely time of year.
As such, we hope the suggestions above will inspire you in finding the most special way to treat the senior(s) in your life.
Moreover, there are many other ways to boost seniors’ spirits at this time of year—so make sure to check out our most recent blog for ideas that cost nothing but your time.
From the Tea and Toast family to you and yours, we wish you the happiest holiday season!
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