Give Up Your Seat

Take a Stand for Kindness
Senior man with cane caregiver

Sometimes it’s the simplest acts of kindness that make the biggest difference. You may not think twice about giving up your seat on a bus, at a doctor’s office, or in another public setting to accommodate an older adult (or someone with a disability) who needs it more. But the sad reality is that our busy world often creates blinders to those in need. The next time you sit down, look up from your phone and see who’s around you – see who you can unexpectedly help.

 

Did You Know…?

 

According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Disability, more than 46% of those 60+ have some form of disability. Additionally, more than 250 million seniors globally experience a moderate to severe disability. While it might not be immediately visible, certain disabilities and ailments make standing for long periods of time a struggle for older adults. Remember to always err on the side of kindness and offer a seat when you can to someone who may really need it.