Santa to a Senior

cartoon image of a santa character waving in a snowfield

Partnered with

Home Instead Senior Care

Our Goal

Provide joy and holiday cheer to our community's homebound seniors.

General Information

To become a Santa to a senior, you can either visit the Parks & Recreation Department located at City Hall near Room 226 and choose a specific request directly off this year's Santa to a Senior program tree, or you can choose a small gift from the list below, purchase the gift, and then drop it off at one of our designated Parks and Recreation locations.

It is not necessary to wrap your gift; unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at any of the gift drop-off locations listed below.

The gifts will be delivered to homebound seniors enrolled in our Senior Nutrition Meal Program during the week of December 20.

Thank you for helping us spread holiday joy this season!

Santa to a Senior - City Hall tree drop-off location

Gift Drop-Off Locations

Ventura City Hall (tree location)
501 Poli St, Room 226, 93001
Phone: 805-658-4726
Hours: Mon-Fri • Nov 29-Dec 13, 8am-5pm

Ventura Avenue Adult Center
550 N Ventura Ave, 93001
Phone: 805-654-7557
Hours: Mon-Fri • Nov 29-Dec 13, 9am-3pm

Ventura Aquatic Center
901 S Kimball Rd, 93004
Phone: 805-654-7511
Hours: Mon-Fri • Nov 29-Dec 13, 7:30am-7pm

Barranca Vista Center
7050 Ralston St, 93003
Phone: 805-654-7552
Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri • Nov 29-Dec 13, 9am-5pm

Santa to a Senior - VAAC - Excited Participant

Gift Ideas

  • Crafting supplies/yarn
  • Jigsaw puzzles/puzzle books
    (large print)
  • Jumbo playing cards
  • Games & trivia challenges
  • Coloring books for adults
  • Stationary set/stamps
  • Books (large print)
    - The Book of Me
    - Destinations of a Lifetime
  • Reader rest
  • SnapPower Guidelights
  • Flashlights
  • Hair accessories
  • Robe & slippers
  • Blankets
  • White noise machine
  • Warm sweaters
  • Warm scarf & gloves
  • Bath towels
  • Toiletry items
  • Nail kit/manicure set
  • Window bird feeders
  • Coffee/tea sets
  • Gift cards (major grocery/retail stores)