For the 18th year, you can make a Rochester, MN senior's holiday season a little brighter with Be a Santa for a Senior. If you're feeling in the giving holiday spirit, this is an awesome program to consider participating in.

What is Be a Santa for a Senior?

Be a Santa for a Senior is actually a program that goes on around the country. Karen Hanson, one of the people who help to put on Be a Santa for a Senior for the Rochester area spoke with KTTC about the program. She said that names of seniors are submitted (the names could come from places like a local assisted living home or nursing home) and then those names are placed on a tree at a local business.

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How Can I Be a Santa for a Senior?

The names of local seniors are currently up on a tree inside Sargents on 2nd. You can stop by between now and December 19th and select a senior's name from the tree. Rochester's version of Be a Santa for a Senior means you then select a poinsettia from Sargents. That poinsettia will then be delivered to the senior you selected closer to Christmas.

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It's a really nice way to help you get in the gifting holiday spirit. You do something nice for a local senior but it's also really easy to participate.

If you know of other organizations that are doing something like this, gifts for seniors, kids in need, etc., message me on our app or shoot me a message on my Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! (@carlyrossonair)

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