Santa to a Senior

Santa to a Senior image with Santa behind a Christmas tree, header says Become a Santa to a Senior

General Information

Our goal is to provide joy and holiday cheer to our community's homebound seniors.

Gifts collected during November 21 through December 13 will be delivered to homebound seniors enrolled in our Senior Nutrition Meal Program during the week of December 20, 2022.

Thank you for helping us spread holiday joy this season!

How to Participate

There are two ways to become a Santa to a Senior:

1. Visit our Santa to a Senior trees located at City Hall, Room 226 or at the Ventura Aquatic Center to choose a specific gift request directly from the tree.  

- OR - 

2. Purchase a gift from the list below and drop it off at one of our designated Santa to a Senior drop-off locations. 

Reminder: Please leave gifts unwrapped.

Santa to a Senior - VAAC - Excited Participant

Location Information

Tree & Gift Drop-Off

Ventura City Hall
501 Poli St, Room 226, 93001
Phone: 805-658-4726
Hours: Mon-Fri • 8am-5pm
(closed alternate Fridays)

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

Gift Drop-Off Only

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

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

Important Dates

November 21, 2022

Trees with specific gift requests go on display at City Hall and the Ventura Aquatic Center.

November 29, 2022

Drop-off locations begin accepting gifts.

December 13, 2022

Last day to drop-off gifts.

Partnered with

Home Instead Senior Care

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) 
  • Reader rest 
  • SnapPower Guidelights 
  • Flashlights 
  • Hair accessories 
  • Robes & 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)

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