Secret Santa for Seniors – Richfield Insurance Agency Helps Find Holiday Gifts for Isolated Seniors

“The greatest gift in life is to be remembered”- Ken Venturi


On Thursday, November 30, Newman Long Term Care, a Richfield-based insurance agency participated in their annual collection day for Gifts for Seniors. Similar in concept to Toys for Tots, Gifts for Seniors helps an often overlooked demographic – our aging population who may have little family support.  That afternoon, the NewmanLTC team visited local Richfield merchants to purchase a variety of thoughtful items for these individuals who might not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays. They will continue to work with Gifts for Seniors throughout the end of the year, and they invite local residents and business to drop off donations at their office at 6636 Cedar Avenue South.

Gifts for Seniors is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Roseville.  The organization began as a Hennepin County volunteer program in 1994, and the program soon grew to serve isolated seniors throughout the seven county metro areas. Every holiday season, the gifts donated to their cause are delivered in person to aging people throughout the metro, along with the gift of a life-affirming visit.

“This group aligns so well with our mission”, says Deb Newman, founder and President of Newman Long Term Care. “We focus exclusively on helping families plan ahead for their future long term care needs. Our solutions help caregivers access the resources they need to best help their loved ones receive the care they require as they age. However, not everyone has a strong network of family and friends to help support them physically or emotionally when they need it most. When our team heard about the thousands of seniors who might otherwise be overlooked during gift-giving season, we knew we had to do something to help. We also want to shed light on the important work that Gifts for Seniors completes each year.”

Gifts for Seniors set an annual goal of serving 4,500 isolated seniors in the Twin Cities area. So far this year, the Newman Long Term Care team was able to contribute gifts totaling over

$1,500 in value. Gifts for Seniors has already had to stop by to collect items from the two large donation barrels at the NewmanLTC office.

If you are interested in contributing to this cause, there are 3 ways you can help!

1. Drop off an item from the wish list at the Newman Long Term Care office in Richfield between now and December 31.

2.Shop online for an item that you can donate via their website at giftsforseniors.org.

3. Order through Amazon Smile, type in and select “Gifts for Seniors”, shop and have your items shipped directly to their operations center.

 

Newman Long Term care will again be hosting gift barrels at their office as they have in years past. Please see the list below for items needed, and consider donating a gift to a senior in need. Gifts for Seniors can only accept new, unwrapped gift items. The collection bins will be available mid-November through the end of December.  All donations are 100% tax deductible. Gifts for Seniors is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Senior Wish List

Apparel- All sizes for men or women

  • Cardigan sweaters
  • Slacks, shirts, and blouses
  • Sweats & fleece
  • Nightwear and robes
  • Slippers with non-skid soles and socks
  • Hats, scarves, mittens and gloves

Household Items

  • Towel Sets
  • Small appliances
  • Sheet sets, blankets and pillows
  • Alarm clock radios with big numbers
  • Dishes and flatware sets

Recreation

  • CD or DVD players
  • Books, music or movies on CD/DV
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Personal Care Sets

If you want to learn more about the Gifts seniors cause, click here to watch a recent Fox 9 feature on this group and the people they serve.

About Newman Long Term Care

Founded in 1990, Newman Long Term Care has focused exclusively on long‐term care insurance for more than two decades. Based in Richfield, Minn., the firm is a national leader in the industry and currently sells long term care insurance in all 50 states.  They offer LTCI solutions from many of the nation’s leading insurance companies.

 

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