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How It All Started

Operation Santa

In 2000 Operation Senior Santa began as a project of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. As ombudsmen going in and out of the facilities all year long, we witness firsthand the emotional devastation and utter sadness many of our residents experience around the holidays. They have no family or friends who will visit, and no gifts to open. For so many, the holidays are just a very sad reminder of another loss of what used to be.

Happy Holiday!

Over the years since Operation Senior Santa began, we have seen this program grow from bringing holiday cheer to just a dozen residents to over 2,000. Our board, staff and volunteers, dressed as Santas and elves, visit with the residents, giving them lots of love and personally hand delivering their gifts.


Cash donations used to purchase gift items, hand made or new blankets and shawls, and stuffed animals are needed, and will be such a blessing to our elderly neighbors living in long term care. These can be dropped off at our office between 8:30 - 4:00 pm, M-F from December 9 to December 20.

Help Us Meet Our Goal of 2,000 Gifts For The Elderly

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Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc.
Ombudsman Program

2021 Sperry Avenue - Suite 35,
Ventura CA 93003 

Tel: 805-656-1986  | Fax: 805-658-8540

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Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc is a 501(c)3 public benefit charitable corporation.
Corporate and individual donations are needed, welcomed and appreciated.
Funded in part by - Area Agency on Aging

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