City of Ventura News Release

For Immediate Release  

November 21, 2022

Contact: Heather Sumagaysay, Public Information Officer

Santa to a Senior Program seeks holiday gifts for homebound seniors

Ventura, Calif. — The City of Ventura, in partnership with Home Instead, is seeking gift donations for this year’s Santa to a Senior program, hosted now through December 13. All donations are given to local seniors enrolled in the Ventura Avenue Adult Center’s Senior Nutrition Meal Program.


“This program has existed since 2018, and between 200 to 250 seniors benefit from it each year,” said City of Ventura Recreation Manager Emily Fox. “It’s a wonderful way to spread some holiday cheer, especially to the homebound seniors in our community.”


Gift ideas from the general wish list include blankets, books, crafting supplies, puzzles, robes, slippers, warm sweaters, bath towels, scarves, gloves, gift cards, flashlights, white noise machines, toiletries, and more. Please leave gifts unwrapped.


There are two ways to donate to the Santa to a Senior program:


1)  Participants can visit the Santa to a Senior holiday display trees at City Hall near Room 226 or the Ventura Aquatic Center to choose a specific gift request directly from the tree.

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2)  Participants can purchase a gift from the general wish list and drop it off at one of the designated Santa to a Senior drop-off locations.


Gift drop-off locations include Ventura City Hall, Ventura Aquatics Center, Ventura Avenue Adult Center, and Barranca Vista Center.


Visit for full program details, including drop-off location times and general gift ideas.

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