Lynchburg, VA - By the end of the
week, hundreds of needy seniors across the area will not only have a few presents
to open up for Christmas, some of them will have made some new friends.
So many ABC-13 viewers helped out
with Home Instead's "Be a Santa to a Senior" program, by adopting a
senior and buying a few gifts.
The Ohler family has been helping
deliver those gifts for four years now.
They always make the deliveries together.
are wonderful people that just need someone to come and love them for a few
minutes," said Jamie Ohler.
Recipients like Loretta Granger are
easy to love. In fact, at 75-years-old, she's
still waiting for Mr. Right to come along.
ain't got no husband yet. When I get the
husband I'm going to be fine," joked Granger.
She has such a positive attitude despite
some really tough times in the last few years.
my family has passed, all my children is gone.
I lost my son in January. He was the last one," said Granger.
She says Christmas should be about
family, first and foremost. But she doesn't
mind opening up a few gifts: some toiletries, White Diamonds powder
and even a Wal-Mart gift card.
"Ohhhh! I'm going to Wal-Mart..." Granger laughed.
Granger's not the only one on the
receiving end of this visit. For the
Ohler's, hearing her story brings their family closer.
appreciate them a lot more," said MacKenzie Ohler.
And Loretta knows all too well that time
with family is precious. And also, life is too short not to have a sense of
you forget now. Put love in your
heart. Keep on going. Because God got cha. Thank you... now, I'm going to be in
Home Instead Senior Care partners with
agencies like the Department of Social Services and the Central Virginia Area
Agency on Aging to identify seniors who could be helped by the program.
They are either low-income or have no
family. Some don't have either.
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