The coronavirus can't cancel Santa for Seniors. It will change things up a bit.

This year, more than ever, seniors in central New York need to know they aren't forgotten. That's why we team up Fidelis Care and the Oneida County Office for Aging for Santa For Seniors.  Here's how you can help.

In many cases, 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 beginning Monday, November 16th we'll feature central New York seniors and their Christmas wish lists. We'll even highlight their interests, favorite colors and sizes when it comes to clothing.

Senior Codes

Due to confidentiality laws, full names can't be disclosed. Working through the Office For Aging, specific codes are assigned to each senior so we know the right gift gets to the right senior. Each code must be MARKED ON EVERY GIFT IN PERMANENT MARKER.

Unacceptable Gifts

No perishable items or plants can be accepted. No poinsettia plants are allowed since they are poisonous for animals.

Email Options

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: If you don't receive an email, check your spam folder. Many say they are finding the response there.

Many offices and families combine their efforts to adopt several seniors. We can provide all the information in an email.

Delivering Gifts

Gifts MUST BE dropped off the Office for Aging office this year at 120 Airline Street in Oriskany, near the old county airport. Large bins will be set up in the front entrance and back dock of the building to drop gifts in Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm.
There is no entry into the building and no weekend drop off.

If you don't or can't deliver your gifts in person, you can mail them to:
Oneida County Office for the Aging
120 Airline St, Suite 201
Oriskany, NY 13424


The deadline to get gifts in is DECEMBER 11TH.

With your help, we can make sure everyone has a smile this Christmas.

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