For most of us "tis the season to be Jolly." Unfortunately, for many Central New York Seniors it's just another day. That's why we join with the Oneida County Office for Aging and Fidelis Care for Santa For Seniors.  Here's how you can help.

In many case these Seniors have no family left in the area and are surviving on very limited income. With your help, we can make sure they have something to smile about on Christmas Day.

Each day we'll feature specific Seniors in Central New York that are alone. We'll even highlight their interests, favorite colors and sizes when it comes to clothing. Because of confidentiality laws, names can't be disclosed. But working through the Office For Aging, specific codes are assigned to each senior so we know the right gift gets to the right senior.

You don't have to wait for us to mention a Senior on the air, call anytime and just say "I want to be a Santa for a Senior." The number to call is 315-736-0104. We can do it via e-mail as well, just drop a note to:

Many offices and families combine their efforts to adopt several Seniors. We can provide all the information in an email. With your help we can make sure everyone has a smile this Christmas.

The Office for Aging is always in need of several items for seniors who come to them daily. You can always send any of the following that will be given to any senior forgotten.

Gift Cards - Walmart, Tops, Price Chopper, Aldi, Dollar General
Sweatsuits - men & women
Throw Blankets
Toiletries - lotions, soaps, body scents, perfume, cologne, shampoo
Large Print Puzzle Books
Hats, Mittens, Gloves
Hats & Scarves

Mail items to 9418 River Road in Marcy, c/o of Polly Wog.


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