Oct 19 Care Mission

Ask Someone About Their Day

Whether it’s a phone call out of the blue from a loved one or a chat with our neighbor, connecting with others is rejuvenating. Take time today to connect with someone and ask about their day.
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When we’re busy or stressed, it can be so comforting to hear from the people that we care about. Today, we encourage you to take time to ask someone about their day. Here are some ways you can safely connect with others and ask them how they’re doing:

  1. Pick up the phone. Give your senior loved one a call or schedule a video chat to check in.
  2. Find them on social. Send someone you you’ve been wanting to connect with a loving quote or funny image on Facebook or Instagram.
  3. Go on a walk. You never know who you’ll run into at a park or trail. Just remember to wear your mask and give the other person plenty of space when striking up a conversation.
  4. Write them a letter. Become a pen pal through Ready to Care and connect with seniors through letters.

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Community Comments

  1. Have a great blessed day

    Leejoyce Davis
    2 Missions Completed
  2. Hello, how ya doing

    Joann
    0 Missions Completed
  3. I love it because I have a loving giving caring heart

    Debbie
    2 Missions Completed
  4. Hi how are you? Hopefully your fine. I am thankful to be writing to you. Today it’s a beautiful sunny morning. I love sunshine. Do you?

    Leticia
    0 Missions Completed
  5. I help my elderly neighbors each day and make sure they are okay and tell them to call even in the night if they need me

    Debbie
    2 Missions Completed
  6. Leticia
    0 Missions Completed
  7. I mailed off a few cards to serious today

    Rilee
    1 Mission Completed
  8. How can I actively help?

    Renata
    0 Missions Completed
  9. I have an elderly neighbor who walks often. Stopped today and had a wonderful
    Connection about the weather and his wonderful discipline. Made my day

    jessie
    2 Missions Completed
  10. Hello! Even though the cold weather is here and we have seen some snow there are things to be grateful for. I focus on the beautiful fall colours, the smell of fallen leaves and the beauty of the white fluffy snow, hoping by chance to see their detailed uniqueness upon falling.
    What do you do to enjoy the day, in particular to embrace this time of year rather than dread it? Blessed be your day!

    Sandy
    2 Missions Completed
  11. I went for a walk with my husband and met a senior guy . We had a long chat and we came to know he was happily married for 54 years . He looked much younger than his age. Happy life keeps you healthy and young.

    Sabeen
    2 Missions Completed
  12. Reached out to some women on FB and through text. Always nice checking in and seeing how everyone is….especially with all the social distancing with Covid. Been back to church for 2 weeks now and have really enjoyed seeing how well the seniors have done since March. There is also an elderly member that has Leukemia and has to isolate at home. We all were able to send her cards and gifts at home to let her know we miss her and love her and we are praying. God blesses us to reach out to others.

    Sharri
    5 Missions Completed
  13. I have this mission called pay it forward. I love paying it forward. The only problem with this is that I’m openly gay. Sometimes when I’m shopping I go to pay it forward women think I’m trying to hit on them. This happened to me one day I had a women with two children in front of me, she was $5.00 short I had to give the money to the cashier and leave, getting my groceries on another line. SMH

    Henrietta
    0 Missions Completed
  14. I sent a funny picture to my dad about waking up. He’s starting to hate being house bound.im new to this so I’ll send my favorite story later:)

    Dōninya
    0 Missions Completed
  15. I just assisted a teacher with a surgical facemask.
    Suggested to wear it under a cloth mask for better proteccion.

    Evelyn Arrue
    1 Mission Completed
  16. My Assistant Nurse Manager has started something new in our huddle before our shift. She asks us our sweet, our sour, and our act of service. I talk to each of the Veterans I take care of and I ask them the same questions. If they can’t come up with a sweet or a service, I work with them to find their answer. I can’t believe how much my patient’s attitude and mood has changed for the better. Many of them wait for me to get to work so they can tell me their answers. I also have others waiting for me that doesn’t have an answer to at least one of those questions and they are excited to do the work to find their answer.

    Elisa
    9 Missions Completed
  17. A simple text with a smoky face or meme is a day brightener for my group of seniirs. Halloween & Thanksgiving cards are in the stores. Mine are addressed ready to send. Everyone appreciates a card in the mail.

    Joyce
    14 Missions Completed
  18. Dolores
    0 Missions Completed
  19. I called a person I know in a memory facility to see how she was doing

    Janis
    0 Missions Completed
  20. I called someone I know in a memory facility to see how she is doing

    Janis
    0 Missions Completed
  21. I talked to my Father, that lives almost 700 miles away, about his day. We talked about things that have been going on lately and all the family and their goings on. I really miss him and the rest of the family.

    Neva
    6 Missions Completed
  22. Had a good day today I went to the store and saw someone that needed help putting the food into there trunk . It made me happy to know that even during this time there is a way to still help

    Terry
    1 Mission Completed
  23. Shannon
    3 Missions Completed
  24. Went to help with someone who lost there dog

    Shannon
    3 Missions Completed
  25. I helped move an elderly lady.
    I also bought groceries for some needy families. I donated to Saint Jude and ASPCA and other worthy causes.

    Gregory
    1 Mission Completed
  26. I called my 85 year old aunt. She is lonely with the pandemic restrictions. She was so happy and talked a long while. I plan on keeping in touch more frequently.

    Lynn
    3 Missions Completed
  27. I reached out to a friend and helped her with some finances.

    Cheryl
    0 Missions Completed
  28. Today I have asked 4 people how their day was going and 1 ask me!

    Darla
    6 Missions Completed
  29. Seniors were so grateful when I stopped and asking about their day? This is so Simple but so kind.

    Yolanda
    8 Missions Completed
  30. Complimented lots of people today on their hair and clothing and said hi to a lot of elder people walking in the street.

    DONNA
    2 Missions Completed
  31. Have a wonderful and blessed day! It’s a great day to celebrate life!🌞❤

    Dianne
    3 Missions Completed
  32. Called my 80 year old uncle. My dads brother and called my late dads wife. Checking on them.

    Terri
    1 Mission Completed
  33. Have a wonderful blessed day. You are loved.❤

    Dianne
    3 Missions Completed
  34. Myra
    0 Missions Completed
  35. My friends’ mother was to come home from rehab today. Sent her a text to see how it was going, and she sent back a picture of her mom in her house and all smiles! Made my day – and she was pleased that I had remembered a nod checked on her.

    Sue
    28 Missions Completed
  36. Hello. My name is Tara. I hope everyone is having a good day.

    Tara
    2 Missions Completed
  37. Checked in with an elderly friend andcw went for a walk.

    Adele
    4 Missions Completed
  38. I phoned my 90 year old neighbor to check in on him. He said that he is going to the grocery store tomorrow for the first time in months due to COVID.

    Leslie
    1 Mission Completed
  39. Hello, how are you all doing today? Trust you’re are doing okay and taking it one day at a time.. It’s a beautiful sunny weather today. Please stay warm and positive as we transition into winter couple with the time we’re in. Love ❤️

    Charity
    5 Missions Completed
  40. Each month I mail a card to 2 seniors to say hello and brighten their day.

    Marcia
    12 Missions Completed
  41. While out and about this morning I made a point of making eye contact with seniors and saying hello and chatting a bit.:)

    Beth
    1 Mission Completed
  42. HELLO,HOW’S YOUR DAY GOING I PRAY. 🙏 THE LORD GOD KEEP YOU AWAY FROM ALL HURT HARM AND DANGERS,THAT THE 🌎 HAS TO OFFER AND THAT HE CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU.AND.PROSPER YOU DAILY IN JESUS’NAME AMEN

    Debra
    6 Missions Completed
  43. Today, took out garbage for neighbor. Whom is in a wheelchair. Usually will grab when see out by door. Paula, walked by said hi, and have a great day.

    Patricia
    1 Mission Completed
  44. I took a senior for coffee and pie and we had a great chinwag!😍😍

    Ferne
    8 Missions Completed
  45. Had a really nice conversation with my momma. I also walk at the park and talk and compliment people every day. A compliment or a smile can go along way in today’s world.

    Melinda
    2 Missions Completed
  46. I sent out 8 Halloween cards to my 70+ friends😊

    Julie
    1 Mission Completed
  47. Have a beautiful Thursday.

    Chassidy
    1 Mission Completed
  48. Reached out to a senior who lives alone and often suffers from depression. Asked about her day. She was feeling exhausted as she’s packing to move. She in turn asked about my daughter who’d recently had a bad car accident, but walked away from it safely. We both got something from that!

    Deborah
    1 Mission Completed
  49. Elderly neighbors. Heck I’m elderly but don’t feel it. I often ask about their day. Shop and share groceries for them. Text lots of others. We need to stick together.

    Gayle
    7 Missions Completed
  50. What a wonderful site to be a member of!
    I have so much love to give. I am grateful for the opportunity to do the task at hand. Today, I asked everyone I came in contact with, How their day has been/or was. It was awesome to see faces light up when I focused just on them for a moment. Blessings and be a blessing. LOVE

    Traci
    1 Mission Completed
  51. It was a wonderful day connecting with people of all ages! Even for a moment, just focusing on them. I asked everyone about their day. How was your day? I hope it was simply grand!
    Blessings and be a blessing. LOVE

    Traci
    1 Mission Completed
  52. I love this concept and I am challenging my coworkers to do so as well!

    Rebekah
    2 Missions Completed
  53. Yes I helped and unfortunately friend yesterday I literally have a large garage sale at my house it started at 6:30 didn’t end till almost 7 and she made a lot of money she’s moving to Arizona and she needed the money so I feel like I did a good deed

    Carole
    0 Missions Completed
  54. As a caregiver I am blessed to chat with seniors daily. Today I spent some special time with a couple who shared their thoughts.
    It is important for people to be able to share because it allows them to know someone cares about what they have to say and how they feel. In these times of so much isolation for seniors it is so easy to get depressed and think nobody cares. I care and will continue to encourage others and lend them my ear and listen.

    Jenny
    2 Missions Completed
  55. Moved to a new area, found myself a senior buddy 🙂

    Heather
    4 Missions Completed
  56. I created a text group
    for me and my daughters to stay connected while we engage in self care time and this to include some mindful meditation.

    Michele
    9 Missions Completed
  57. Called an old friend who is feeling lonely so I could help lift her spirits

    Michele
    9 Missions Completed
  58. I use to do odd jobs for a beautiful awesome lady named Ms. BILLIE.
    This woman taught me many things about life and about God. She’s been in a nursing home now for 2 years. I called her up and we had the most awesome talk. She is for sure one of Gods angels here on earth and I’m so blessed to be able to call her my friend.
    Thank you God for placing people in my life like Ms. Billie.

    Vera
    5 Missions Completed

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