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Group seeks gifts for senior citizens
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Home Instead Senior Care is seeking gifts for senior citizens through its “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.

To participate, visit the Chick-fil-A restaurants at 805 Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, 5905 Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch or the Oakwood Chick-fil-A at 3405 Atlanta Highway and take a paper ornament hanging on the Be a Santa to a Senior tree with a senior’s name and desired gift. Then bring the gift to the store with the ornament attached.

Gifts don’t need to be wrapped. Community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the gifts to local seniors in time for the holidays.

The trees will be on display at the three Chick-fil-A restaurants through Dec. 6.

“Research suggests that feelings of loneliness can have a real effect on both mental and physical health. The holidays are a prime time for many people to feel lonely, and that may be especially true for seniors who cannot travel from their homes or have lost their support network,” said David Rigg, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Gainesville, in a press release.

“With Be a Santa to a Senior, we are able to bring them some comfort through a thoughtful gift that they might not otherwise receive. But, more importantly, we deliver those gifts with a warm, friendly face and kind words to remind them that their community cares about them.”

The Home Instead Senior Care Gainesville office serves the Lake Lanier area including Hall, Forsyth, Dawson and North Gwinnett counties.

For more information about the program, visit or call 770-534-5880.
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