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While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones.

This is why the local Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Richfield and the southwest Minneapolis area is inviting the community to come together to bring some comfort and holiday cheer to area seniors through its Be a Santa to a Senior® program.

Providing gifts and companionship at a time when seniors may need it most, the program is made possible through the generous support of local businesses, nonprofit organizations, retailers, numerous volunteers and local senior care groups.

Holiday shoppers are invited to support Be a Santa to a Senior by visiting a participating location where Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be on display from Nov. 6 to Dec. 15, 2017. Those trees will be decorated with paper ornaments featuring seniors’ first names and their desired gifts. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached. There’s no need to worry about wrapping the gift, community volunteers and program partners will wrap and deliver the gifts to local seniors in time for the holidays.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at the following locations:

  • Lunds & Byerlys Pharmacy,  7171 France Ave. S., Edina
  • Lunds & Byerlys Pharmacy,  3945 West 50th St., Edina
  • Lunds & Byerlys Pharmacy,  6228 Penn Av. S., Richfield
  • Lunds & Byerlys Pharmacy,  5159 West 98th St., Bloomington
  • Lunds & Byerlys Pharmacy,  970 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie

For more information about the program, visit or call Chris Mathews, Program Director, at 952-929-5695, or email at

The Details
Nov. 6 through Dec. 15
Open to public