During Christmas it is easy to become focused on giving to children. But what about the people who helped raise us when we were kids?
This year, more than two-thousand seniors will receive a gift from Home Instead Senior Care.
At seventy one years old, James Wright says living by himself gets lonely; especially around the holidays. "We're just here by ourselves. We understand one another; we stick with one another because there isn’t anybody else," explained Wright.
Just in time for Christmas, unexpected bags full of gifts were delivered to Wrights front door.
Jessica Miller is a volunteer with Home Instead. In one day, she will deliver gifts to five seniors who normally would go without. Miller explains why, "A lot of people forget about the generation that raised us."
Nearly two-hundred volunteers will deliver presents to seniors until Christmas Day.
Director of Client Care at Home Instead Senior Care Brenda Dixon says the program targets low income seniors who have no family and are isolated.
Wright only has one leg but his overall health is in fairly good condition; for that he's thankful.
Wright says he didn’t ask for anything this Christmas. He’s just glad to still be living.
But there is one thing that Wright and many other seniors appreciate: a simple hello.
If you'd like to donate or volunteer for Christmas 2012, call Home Instead Senior Care at (540) 562-1900.