Be a Santa to a Senior

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Join the SLO Smiles team in making the holidays brighter for Central Coast seniors.

So, what’s this all about?

Local social service organizations survey vulnerable seniors throughout our community to find out who’s going to be home alone for the holidays and might benefit from a little holiday spirit.

Using the information collected by Peoples’ Self Help Housing, Meals That Connect, and the Seniors’ Nutrition Program, Home Instead Senior Care helps create ornaments that list the seniors’ name and age, along with the items they would like for Christmas.

The ornaments are then distributed on Christmas trees throughout the Central Coast, including our office here at SLO Smiles! Patients and community members are then invited to take an ornament and become that senior’s personal Santa.

For seniors, these gifts truly make a difference, especially among folks who feel lonely or forgotten during the holidays.


It’s a powerful way to give, and easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Visit SLO Smiles and choose an ornament from our tree.
  2. Shop for your senior.
  3. Bring the unwrapped gifts back to SLO Smiles by December 11th.

Home Instead Senior Care then coordinates the gift wrapping and their deliveries.

Here at SLO Smiles, we’re thrilled with our patients’ enthusiasm for the program. In fact, Robyn starting receiving calls asking about the tree as early as October. Knowing that we serve such a giving group of people makes us feel incredibly proud and grateful.

Contact SLO Smiles’ friendly San Luis Obispo team at (805) 541-0550 to learn more.

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