Morning Mike learns about the “Be A Santa To A Senior” Program

On the Monday edition of the Morning Program, Lucy Hurley stopped by from Home Instead Senior Care, to tell Morning Mike all about the “Be A Santa To A Senior” program. This is the 14th year for this gift-giving and companionship initiative from Home Instead Senior Care of Warren and Hunterdon counties, part of a nationwide effort. Once again this year, this also includes “Be A Santa To A Veteran” and Home Instead has partnered with Veteran’s Haven North in Glen Gardner.

The program starts with local organizations providing the names of needy seniors in the area. Gift tags with a first name and a gift request are placed on Christmas trees and wreaths in various locations. Tags with an American flag or a star are for veterans. You pick up a tag, purchase the wished item on the tag and return it, unwrapped, with the tag attached. Home Instead volunteers will wrap the gifts and deliver them in time for Christmas.

To learn more about the program so you can get involved, visit If you would like to volunteer, send Lucy Hurley an email at