Aug 31 Care Mission

Read with a Senior

Studies have shown there are many benefits of reading for older adults, from reducing stress and enhancing sleep to possibly delaying the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 
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Reading has many benefits. For seniors, it’s been proven to enhance memory and slow down cognitive declines.

Here are five proven benefits of reading for seniors:

  1. Enhancing Memory
    Reading engages the brain’s neural network and helps exercise memory. These activities are critical for short-term recall.
  2. Sharpening Decision-Making Skills
    Reasoning and problem-solving skills decline as we age. Reading can improve these skills for seniors.
  3. Delaying Onset of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
    Brain-challenging activities can delay onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Stories are one of the oldest brain-challenging activities in the history of mankind.
  4. Reducing Stress
    Much like meditation, getting lost in a good book can ease tension and reduce stress.
  5. Sleeping Better
    If your senior falls asleep during the book, don’t take it personally. Reading, as opposed to watching TV or looking at a screen, is considered a surefire way to induce heavy eyelids.

This week, we are challenging you to read with a senior. Choose a chapter from a book that you both love or an interesting article, and enjoy reading together!

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18 seniors have been helped with this mission. Log your progress so we can add one more.

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Community Comments

  1. God be with our seniors and renew their strength.

    Bunmi Victoria
    1 Mission Completed
  2. Yes! I think this is a good idea! And I’m interested to share my time with this special people specially what was going around us, the chaos that everyone are on edge!

    Cora Houghton
    0 Missions Completed
  3. I’m interested to share my time with this special people specially what was going around us, the chaos that everyone are on edge!

    Cora Houghton
    0 Missions Completed
  4. We would love to read to seniors. And help out any way we can as being adopted by elderly parents I have a special fondness for the elderly

    Barbara
    0 Missions Completed
  5. THE WORD OF GOD IS THE BEST ENCOURAGEMENT.. PSALMS 91 AS WE DWELL IN HIS SECRET PLACE WE WILL BE SAFE AND PROTECTED

    Margie
    1 Mission Completed
  6. Keep o touch with your elderly neighbors during this pandemic

    Toni
    2 Missions Completed
  7. PSALMS 91 WE ARE SAFE AND PROTECTED

    Margie
    1 Mission Completed
  8. I would like to continue doing this mission but where do I start?

    Avonelle Pinard
    0 Missions Completed
  9. Zia
    0 Missions Completed
  10. I haven’t read with a senior yet, but to help with loneliness, you can schedule Zoom meetings with seniors from your church for example and have a bible study, play a Kahoot game, charades, etc. Check with YouTube for virtual game ideas.

    Gwen
    8 Missions Completed
  11. This mission is very good for seniors, I tried it

    Atinuke
    0 Missions Completed
  12. i learn to read with a senior, let them pick out the materials and let them explain to you what it is all about, they will get the best out of it.

    Antionette
    4 Missions Completed
  13. I would love to read to seniors but no one has called me to get started

    Florence
    0 Missions Completed
  14. I will read to my mother.

    TINA
    1 Mission Completed
  15. Not able to do this mission

    Alison
    0 Missions Completed
  16. I read every morning
    Favorite author Ken Follet favorite book Pillars of the earth and world without End

    Thomas
    2 Missions Completed
  17. Would love to read to a senior. If someone to help with the web on.

    Georgine
    0 Missions Completed
  18. I ordered my favorite book for my senior friend, once it was delivered we read together 💗

    Tanya
    2 Missions Completed
  19. Yes! I am interested to share my time with wonderful Seniors,and help out any way I can.
    Thank you 🙏

    Monica
    1 Mission Completed
  20. I have an elderly lady that i take care of during the week. We read the paper together. She really loves that. And we do that almost everyday.

    Penny
    8 Missions Completed
  21. I take care of an elderly lady during the week. And we read the paper together almost everyday. She really loves that.

    Penny
    8 Missions Completed
  22. I am a waitress and an elderly customer who comes to have coffee once in awhile I read to her while she drank her coffee I enjoyed it and she left with a big smile and said to me hope we can do this again and I said sure thing

    Charlene
    2 Missions Completed
  23. Hi one of the greatest joy with my mom she was my rock.We did funny things like instead of walking with her walker she liked riding it.This was in the nursing home. I love her very much and miss her she went home to Heaven 7 17 2017
    God bless you

    Wanda
    2 Missions Completed
  24. Don’t have any readers. Would to be a pen pal.

    Wanda
    2 Missions Completed
  25. My duty to my 93 year old mother and making certain with my abilities, determination,
    education and help from others. I could make her end of life a honourable memory of pure caring intensions by a devoted daughter .
    Me Anna

    “THE END” My journals name.

    Anna
    0 Missions Completed
  26. Making calls to bureaucratic organizations regarding how they process people through the system.
    Observation:
    Information during covid is limiting and can be frustrating. It teaches patience on the positive side.

    Anna
    0 Missions Completed
  27. This week sending out encouragement cards to one couple that has cancer.One 3rd stage lungs.The other covid-19 .These families are not getting out much only doctors. Our older generation has so much to give to the younger.

    Wanda
    2 Missions Completed

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